Hamlet Conflict Essay

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The Conflicts of Hamlet Shakespeare’s character of Hamlet was probably the most conflicted man I have ever read about. You have probably heard a people having family and internal problems before, but not like Hamlets problems. To start things off, Prince Hamlet was royalty. He had to live up to the expectations of his former relatives, or former kings and queens of Denmark. In the play of Hamlet, Prince Hamlet only trusted one person. That person was his friend, Horatio. Horatio was the only person on his side throughout the play. The conflicts for Prince Hamlet started with his father, King Hamlet, being murdered. Prince Hamlet was then left to become the rightful heir to the throne of Denmark. All of the sudden his uncle Claudius, his father’s…show more content…
It is difficult to say whether or not Hamlet really loved her. Before his father’s death, he would send Ophelia gifts and letters. When his father died, he was having some confliction with his feelings for Ophelia. He basically told her to get lost, which was probably a very conflicting moment for him. He heard her father, Polonius, while he was talking with Ophelia. He thought that Polonius was his uncle and killed Polonius. This makes Ophelia develop mental issues, and she ends up killing herself. Her father’s blood is on Prince Hamlet’s hands, and also Ophelia’s blood. Prince Hamlet does not care about Ophelia’s death. He was felt conflicted and betrayed because her father was spying on them. He was already uneasy with murdering his uncle. He now has to face the conflict of multiple murders. His conflicted issues with Claudius blind him from everything else going on around him in the…show more content…
Polonius also had a son named Laertes. While Prince Hamlet was burying Ophelia in her grave, Laertes shows up. Laertes blames Prince Hamlet for the death of his father and sister. He argues that he loved Ophelia more than Prince Hamlet. He challenges Prince Hamlet to a fight with a poisoned sword. Claudius was behind all of the poisoning. He poisoned Gertrude by accident by trying to kill Prince Hamlet. In the end, Prince Hamlet and Laertes kill each other. Before Prince Hamlet dies, he kills King Claudius. The throne was now open for Prince Fortinbras to take the
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