If thou didst ever thy dear father love —” (I.v.21-23). At this point, the ghost is saying to Hamlet if he has any love for his father he will avenge his death. The ghost states, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (I.v.25). Hamlet’s father is telling him to get revenge for his death. Hamlet ‘s initial reaction is to avenge his father, a reaction that is brought on by a sudden shock of the ghost’s confession.To prove that Hamlet has love for his father he is going to avenge his father’s death.
The ghost of late King Hamlet came to Hamlet to inform him that Claudius had murdered him and demands Hamlet to execute him. Now, Hamlet is planning to avenge his deceased father by killing King Claudius, but does not know if he has committed the crime or not. Thus, having Prince Hamlet to change the scene in a play and have the actors play out late King Hamlet’s death called “The Mousetrap”. “Give me some light’ ‘Away!”(Shakespeare, pg 153, line 295). For example, this quote justifies that King Claudius had to do something with late King Hamlet’s death, because after the play Claudius cried for the lights to be turned on and then stormed out of the room.
A ghost of his father reveals the truth which ultimately causes many more deaths through the act of revenge. The prince is uncertain and not quick to take action to murder his uncle; however, once all doubt is gone the prince kills to get revenge. The end of the play would suggest the prince was morally correct in seeking revenge because he was treated and regarded in his own death with honor. However, the play and the writing of Shakespeare in Hamlet reveal the consequences of going after revenge. Once the path began, many people died.
Hamlet becomes worried that the ghost who appeared to be his father may actually be the devil. When Hamlet realizes a group of actors are on their way to perform for the kingdom, he concocts a plan that will determine Claudius’s fate. Hamlet decides to ask the actors to reenact the murder of his father so that he can carefully observe Claudius’s reaction; consequently, he would “catch the conscience of the king” (2, 2, 584) if he is truly guilty of murder. The play begins and everything is fine, until the actor who portrayed the king is “poisoned.” After the death scene, Claudius immediately stands up and the play comes to a halt. It is obvious that the play has upset him.
Shakespeare uses the revenge plot to create conflict between Laertes and Hamlet by having Laertes avenge his father's and sister's death which Hamlet is responsible for. After learning of his fathers unnatural death, Hamlet decides that he can no longer trust anyone, except for Horatio. While acting out his madness, he visited Ophelia and cut off his ties with her because of his distrust for everyone. In Act III, when Hamlet talks with his mother, he notices that he is being spied upon. Thinking that it is the king, Hamlet mistakingly kills Polonius who was hiding behind a big rug, which for some medeval reason, was hung on the wall.
Prince Hamlet has a meeting with the dead ghost of his father King Hamlet. King Hamlet's ghost reveals to his son, his murder by his brother Claudius. Hamlet is informed by his father that he needs to be avenged by the death of his brother Claudius. By this time Claudius has already ascended the throne, and married Hamlet's mother Queen Gertrude. Hamlet decides to take a passive approach to avenge his father.
The guards inform Prince Hamlet of his fathers ghost and he goes to see for himself the next night. The ghost tells Hamlet, that he was poisoned by his brother, Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, who is the current king and married to Hamlet’s mother Gertrude. The first time the concept of revenge is brought up in Hamlet, is when the Ghost says to Hamlet that it is his duty to take revenge: "So art thou to revenge, when thou shalt hear” (1.5.7). Hamlet is already not happy with the arrangement of Claudius marrying his mother and becoming king, so this news brings Hamlet to a new state of dismay. He decides that he needs to prove whether or not there was foul play in his fathers death, so he could avenge his father in good conscious.
He begins by killing his father and taking the thrown. Even though in the beginning Hamlet does not know this he is still upset due to the fact that Claudius has married his mother. In the play the inciting action happens in the scene where Hamlet actually has the conversation with the ghost of his father. Inciting action is what starts the rising action. In this scene the ghost reveals himself to Hamlet and tells the new king Claudius killed him that did not die of natural cause but instead.
The ghost gives the information of how he died and who committed the murder. While Hamlet is talking with the ghost, he becomes very angry with his mother and uncle. He decides he wants revenge from Claudius for the murder of his father. Both Hamlet and the ghost think Claudius should pay for what he has done. Another similarity between the ghost and Hamlet is that they are from the same social class.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet is full of revenge between multiple characters in the play. After seeing the ghost of his father, Hamlet was determined to get his revenge on his uncle, Claudius, for murdering his father and marrying his mother. Hamlet had multiple chances for revenge but was not willing to let his uncle go to Heaven after the crimes he committed. He used schemes and was able to avoid being killed by Claudius. Hamlet’s revenge did not go as planned, seeing that he killed more people than intended and was also killed himself.