After Hamlet had the player’s reenact Hamlet’s father’s death, Claudius started to freak out. Claudius started out quietly by having Rosencrantz and Guildenstern bring Hamlet to England to have him killed. “By letters congruing to that effect, the present death of Hamlet. Do it, England.” (4.4 73-74) Hamlet learns of these letters, and instead of showing the letters to anyone else to prove the king is a bad person, he hides it and continues to wait, before killing the king. That seems to be Hamlet’s tragic flaw throughout the play.
Hamlet, the protagonist in the play, was told by his murdered father’s ghost to avenge his death, but because he was reluctant to follow the code, the play ends in tragedy. Closer analysis of Hamlet’s principle speeches offers a window to his evolving view of life and death. Hamlet repeatedly states his desire for suicide, but also questions the repercussions of taking one’s life. In the first soliloquy, the audience is introduced as to how Hamlet truthfully feels about his father’s death and Gertrude’s hasty remarriage to Claudius. He first says, “O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into dew!
This vitriolic relationship will cause the demise of both people which points to Shakespeare’s idea that distrust in relationships ultimately leads to demise. On the other hand, Claudius, viewing Hamlet as a threat, plots a way to kill Hamlet that way, “no wind of blame shall breathe,” (IV, vii,65). Claudius wants nothing to do with the death of his step-son because he already has blood on his hands, so he prods his puppet, Laertes, to kill Hamlet for him. Shakespeare was insightful to phrase Claudius’ comment because it portrays that nothing and no one will ever hear about the true cause of the death of Hamlet. At this point in the play, it is safe enough to say that Hamlet and Claudius are sworn enemies due to the way they speak of each other and premeditate one another’s
In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet's focus on thought and reason, as opposed to immediate action, leads to a tragic ending. Although Hamlet takes action throughout the play, he tortures himself with thinking through the situations instead of acting on his inclination. First, after agreeing to seek vengeance for his father's death, Hamlet is torn by his conscience and his idealism, resulting in Polonius' death. Also, he reasons himself away from suicide, which only delays his own end. Finally, he's able to excuse his own role in Polonius' death, ending with both his and Laertes' demise.
when one is given a task which conflicts with their morals, one must stop and consider the nature of their actions and whether it corresponds with their morals and usual behavior. Failure to do so will lead to many consequences, In the play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the main protagonist, Hamlet, is asked to avenge his father, King Hamlet, who was murdered by his brother while sleeping. Hamlet is troubled throughout the play as he attempts to resolve his inner conflicts in order to complete the task of revenge bestowed upon him by the late King Hamlet, but as with all revenge plays the hero must suffer a tragic death. Hamlet’s inner conflicts lead to his demise by providing Claudius with too many hints and too much time increasing his awareness towards Hamlet’s suspicious activity. Hamlet’s inner conflicts are composed of his morals – wanting to justify his actions according to them-, his distrust of women as a result of his mother’s marriage, and his failure to feign madness properly.
In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the main protagonist Hamlet, is presented with the opportunity to avenge his father and kill his uncle Claudius, but in the moment decides against it and further delays the eventual murder of King Claudius. One reason for this decision is Claudius was in the process of praying and repenting for his sins. Another reason is Hamlets mental weakness and reluctance to kill his step-father. Lastly, he wished to retain his sanity and carry out the murder in an ethical manner providing proper justice for his father. The moment at which Hamlet was confronted with this opportunity, Claudius is in the act of praying and repenting for the sins he committed against his brother, the Old King Hamlet.
As seen here, Hamlet’s contradicting thought that Claudius “goes to heaven” (3.3.79) influences him to change his plans for revenge. Hamlet eventually realizes that he must avenge his father’s death and states “from this time forth my thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth” (4.4.69). From this, Hamlet has succumbed to the social influence and has vowed to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet’s psychological influence demonstrates his dread of both death and life. In Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, “To be or not to be” (3.1.64), he refers the “be” to life and further asks “whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” (18.104.22.168).
Notably, the ghost tells Hamlet to enact his revenge in the opening scenes of the play; he seems hesitant, as if he questions death for the first time. Hamlet wants to make sure that Claudius did in fact kill his father, so he sets up a play to re-enact the crime scene and to Hamlet’s content, Claudius disp... ... middle of paper ... ...death of him. Hamlet’s obsession and numerous contemplations about death sets himself in the undesired direction of suffering with the deaths of his father, Ophelia and Polonius, all whom he believed were undeserving. His will to continuously get himself into situations that inflict a great deal of emotional stress is astonishing, and his change in attitude about his indecisiveness about murder is not beneficial, rather it kills him in the end. Having a healthy fear of death is normal --one must realize death is unavoidable, while constant thought about death creates unhealthy anxiety.
The Prince is angry because Gertrude is not adequately mourning old Hamlet's death, and due to the insistence of Claudius that Hamlet consider him his father and king: O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason Would have mourn'd longer-- married with my uncle, My fathe... ... middle of paper ... .... When Hamlet is doomed to die, he goes through with his revenge, but not for his father, nor for his mother-- The Prince finally kills the King when he finds out that it he, Claudius, who is responsible for the poisonous foil. This final reason to kill Claudius is most important of all. Works Cited Calderwood, James L.. To Be and Not To Be: Negation and Metadrama in Hamlet. --New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.
Hamlet show’s a great example of madness. The beginning of the play, Hamlet originally appears to act mad when he hears of his father’s murder. At the time he speaks "wild and whirling words." (Act 1, Scene 5) Towards the middle of the book Hamlet’s “act” takes a turn for the worse, where he allows his madness to stem into him losing touch with reality. Also another act of madness in this play would be Ophelia, as her undying love for Hamlet drives her into the grave.