For example, when Claudius sets up the plan of poisioning Hamlet in the duel he ends up killing Ger... ... middle of paper ... ...is uncle, Claudius for taking the throne, his mother, his money and the crown. Therefore yes, Hamlet is obssesed with wanting to kill his Claudius. Claudius' Greed for power is to blame for all the tragedies in the play Hamlet. Claudius was jellous of his brother and did go through exstemes inorder to gain power through greed. Relying on others was another tragedy.
Hamlet's tragic flaw was that he either considered things too much, or he acted on impulse but out of passion and not reason, which leads to his downfall. Hamlet was an over thinker and a complex philosopher who wanted revenge on his father’s death. Things don’t go as planned as Hamlet’s two opposite flaws change things. One of Hamlet’s flaws, procrastination, is shown in the prayer scene when he has the opportunity to kill Claudius and get revenge on his father’s death, and he doesn’t take it. His second flaw completely opposite from the first, was acting on impulse out of passion making him kill the wrong man, Polonius.
Reasons for the Failure of Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Hamlet is becomes obsessed with the idea of killing Claudius, the unmerited force ruling his country. But while this obsession is the beginning of Hamlet's revengeful behavior, it also introduces his character flaw; his penchant for delaying what he should do. Hamlet's reasons for revenge against Claudius are fairly straightforward. The ghost of Hamlet Sr. informed Hamlet that Claudius killed Hamlet Sr. In doing so, he weakened Hamlet by robbing him of his central role model of masculinity, his father.
In act 2, scene 2 Hamlet meets an actor who easily displays intense emotion and passion on matters that have just come to his head. Hamlet asks himself in the soliloquy that followed if he was a coward for not completing his task yet. This makes it obvious that killing Claudius isn't something that Haml... ... middle of paper ... ...on has resulted with Leartes and his mother both dead, and himself mortally wounded. Had his quest of murder been for desire and not for duty, he wound have killed Claudius before any of this had happened. But since he had to first test the ghost, and then wait to kill Claudius when he wasn't praying, Hamlet ends up dying in this scene, along with a host of others.
Laertes is looking to seek revenge on Hamlet for killing his father and eventually his sister later in the play. "I dare damnation. To this point I stand, that both the worlds I give to negligence, let come what comes, only I 'll be reveng 'd Most throughly for my father." (4.5.132-135). Laertes is very different in the way he is going about seeking revenge, he is willing to kill any and everybody with no hesitation to revenge his father’s death unlike Hamlet, who is contemplating throughout the play on if he should or shouldn’t kill the necessary people in order to seek revenge.
Claudius also found out that Hamlet know the truth about how his father had been tragedy killed, so that Claudius could become the king of Denmark. Hamlet was so paranoid that he started to kill his two friends as he thought they had betrayed him. Hamlet did not feel safe around anyone he know. Revenge is a type of disease that can take the mind over. Hamlet did feel sorry for killing his two friends when he said, “they are not near my conscience” (5.2.59).
Hamlet is confused and is unsure if he should seek revenge and kill his uncle. Hamlet delays in killing his uncle not only because he might feel guilty, but because he want's to prove to everyone that King Claudius is in fact the murderer. Besides the fact that Hamlet wants to prove that Claudius is responsible, his sanity delays Hamlet from killing Claudius. An apparition had appeared before Hamlets eyes and it is the ghost of the murdered father. "Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.
Hamlet thinks about killing his uncle in a church, as he a clear chance of killing him but decides not. If he had killed Claudius inside the church, his sins would have been forgiven and Claudius would be sent to heaven. The second attempt that Hamlet made too end Claudius was to kill him while he was inside the bedroom with his mother. But Hamlet did not succeed instead he ended up killing Polonius, after killing Hamlet calmly says “As bad… as kill a king, and marry with his brother” (III, IV, XXIX). Hamlet is telling Gertrude that the act he has committed as my good mother, as killing a king and marrying his brother.
Hamlet's Procrastination In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet’s tragic flaw is his procrastination. From the first time Hamlet was acted until now, critics have fought over the reason for Hamlet’s procrastination. Some say that the cause is due to Sigmund Freud’s theory that Hamlet has an "Oedipal Complex," which is his love for his mother. Others argue that he just never finds the right time to carry out the revenge of his father’s murder. The Oedipal Complex theory in regard to Hamlet’s situation seems more likely because of the amount of times Hamlet has to kill Claudius but always fins a reason not to kill him.
His various reasons for delay in seeking revenge is that he wants to make sure his uncle Claudius is one hundred percent guilty and at the same time does not want to hurt his mother. He has too much Oedipus complex, love for his mother. Hamlet is having a hard time finding his courage mentally and physically. He needs more proof of his uncle’s murderous acts before revenge the death of his father. Hamlet decides to set his uncle up by using a play that is set up exactly like his father’s death.