This young prince is eager to revenge his father’s death but he is not sure morally if it’s the right thing to do. The play stresses Hamlets feelings, his thoughts and his indecisiveness, but he finally seeks vengeance in the end. Sadly, Hamlet loses his life to honor his father in this moral revenge tragedy Shakespeare fills the exposition in act one full of information about the situation surrounding the royal family in Denmark with the setting, and the characters’ motives. The state of affairs takes place when King Hamlet kills the King of Norway. Upon his retreat home he dies from a deliberate poisoning by his brother.
The conflicts that arise throughout “Hamlet” are due to a disturbance in the Concept of Order, resulting in a disrupted social hierarchy. The most apparent violation of the Concept of Order in “Hamlet” is the murder of King Hamlet by his brother, Claudius. The ghost of the deceased King Hamlet appears to his son, and describes his murder as “most foul, strange, and unnatural” (I.v.28). Shakespeare compares the natural, a brother not killing his brother, to the unnatural, a brother killing his brother. Shakespeare uses “unnatural” to describe the disturbance of the natural social order.
The play, focused in Denmark, explains how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius for killing the historic King Hamlet, Claudius's own male sibling and Prince Hamlet's dad, and then marrying Gertrude, the King Hamlet's widow and mother of Prince Hamlet. The play vividly journals the path of natural and pretended madness—from swamping failure to seething rage—and discovers topics of deceit, revenge, incest, and lessons in fraud (Hoy 99). Throughout the play, Hamlet has numerous opportunities’ to ave... ... middle of paper ... ...William. Literature for Composition. Longman, 2011.
The garden is unnatural in the state of Denmark is in, with the killing of a king. Rank and gross refer to Claudius. Rank means having an enormous hatred or disgust. Claudius’s manners and morals were gross and rank. Hamlet explains ... ... middle of paper ... ... his father’s ghost, and whether or not to get revenge.
In Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses themes such as revenge to show how madness and confusion lead to tragedy. One of the main revenge plots within the play is Hamlet’s desire to avenge his father’s death by killing his uncle Claudius who is now the King of Denmark. What makes hamlet angrier is knowing that his mother married his uncle only two months after his father’s death. “Not only the characters but the whole state of Denmark, with King Claudius at the head, are out of balance” (Shakespeare). Hamlet is motivated by the ghost to seek revenge on his uncle, who married his mother and murderer his father King Hamlet.
Revenge is defined as the action of causing hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands. Shakespeare’s Hamlet contains the central idea of revenge. In this story, the father is murdered, the mother marries the murderer, and the son is left to the duty of revenge (Barzilai 87). It is Hamlet’s duty to follow his father’s commands and get his revenge on his uncle, but multiple problems occur and lead to his death along with many others. In the beginning of the play, Hamlet has returned from Wittenberg to honor the death of his father, King Hamlet, and the ghost of his dead father suddenly confronts him.
The loss of their loved ones caused these characters in Hamlet to take action. Young Fortinbras has built an army to get back the lands his father lost to King Hamlet and Denmark. His actions can be compared to the measures Hamlet is willing to take upon Claudius. Hamlet wants to kill his uncle, Claudius, for killing his father to gain royalty status. Laertes has the same anger as Hamlet killed Polonius, Laertes’s father.
The first motivation, is Prince Hamlet to King Claudius to revenge his father and to find out if Claudius is guilty of killing late King Hamlet and to prove it Hamlet uses a theater play to testify his theory. The second motivation; King Claudius is against Prince Hamlet. Claudius found out that Hamlet knew he was the cause of his father’s death and is plotting against him to avenge the late King Hamlet, so now Claudius is coming up with plans to end his life without having the people of Denmark questioning Hamlet’s death. Claudius against late King Hamlet, because Claudius became jealous over his own brother and killed him making the late King Hamlet’s ghost appear to Prince Hamlet for revenge. These three motivations contain the same similarities, because they both have the same motivation to kill each other and the same outcome of death.
While Hamlet is confused whether the ghost of his father is only showing its self to Hamlet himself, or if the ghost is truly a figment of his imagination and has finally, and gone mad. Act III used both themes of revenge and madness with in one scene, which lead to the death of Polonius and the loss of Hamlet’s sanity. Within Act IV Hamlet was exiled to England for the death of Polonius in hopes that it was Claudius. Hamlet ends up returning to Denmark, where Laertes and Claudius has planned revenge against Prince Hamlet for the death Polonius. This act primarily focuses on the revenge of other characters, to kill Prince Hamlet.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet depicts an internal struggle in which Hamlet must battle his cowardice to do what is right for his father, his mother, and Denmark. The play shows Hamlet attempting to avenge his father’s, King Hamlet, death. The ghost of King Hamlet returns to speak with Hamlet regarding the matter. Unlike what the country has been told, his father informs Hamlet that he had in fact been murdered by Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle who had taken the throne. King Hamlet assigns his son with the task of killing Claudius and retaking the throne of Denmark.