Hamlet greatly disapproves of the hasty marriage and suspects foul play. His suspicions are confirmed when the ghost of his father appears and tells him that Claudius murdered him. Hamlet’s father asks him to take revenge upon Claudius, and soon everything takes a drastic change. The courses of revenge throughout Hamlet surround each character with corruption, obsession, and fatality. Throughout Hamlet, Shakespeare uses the characters’ revenge
After this meeting, the Prince pretends to be insane to see if the ghost is telling the truth. You can understand why Hamlet would act insane because of these terrible events taking place. Initially, Hamlet’s plan is to act insane to find out exactly what happened to his father but he wants to also avenge his death. This state of mind allows Hamlet to behave in almost anyway and not be questioned about his behaviour. Hamlet knows that having the correct facts is so important because without hard evidence he may unjustly kill his uncle and have to d... ... middle of paper ... ...set with Hamlet for murdering his father, Polonius, and conspires with King Claudius against Hamlet.
At first, Hamlet feigns his madness; however after his first kill he pushes aside any rationale he has left and becomes bloodthirsty for revenge. Shakespeare subtly hints to some instability in Hamlet’s mind even before he becomes aware of his father’s murder. Before Hamlet sees his father’s ghost, his father’s spirit begins to haunt his mind. Hamlet admits to Horatio, “My father-methinks I see my father” (1.2.184). This quote alone is evidence supporting the fact that Hamlet sometimes imagines the presence of his father, suggesting that his mind is becoming unstable.
He may approach the brink of insanity but he backs away and instead chooses to act insane in order to achieve his ends and eventually victory over Claudius,” it is all just part of the bigger plan. Hamlet gets the idea to fake insanity at the beginning of the play when Horatio tells him that he sees the ghost of King Hamlet at night in the castle. Hamlet does not believe Horatio at first, but then he sees the ghost with his own eyes, and follows it outside. The ghost begins his story telling Hamlet how he actually dies, from uncle Claudius dripping poison into his ear while he sleeps, and he wants him to get revenge. The King means a great deal to young Hamlet, as any father does to their son, and he will do anything to make sure the murderer gets what they deserve.
This tragedy starts with the main character Princess Hamlet and his Uncle Claudius. Claudius is the antagonist in this play and starts all of the drama. Claudius is the reason why hamlet is trying to seek revenge. Other characters are trying to seek revenge throughout the entirety of the play also. Shakespeare in the play Hamlet, is trying to make this a play on revenge between many characters and also show the insecurities of Hamlet as he tries to seek revenge.
In the beginning of “Hamlet”, the ghost of Hamlet's father appears on the scene, and asks Hamlet to avenge his death. By that he is put in a position where he had to accomplish that task, but in secrecy, so he decides to fake his madness. His behavior and moods throughout the play frequently change. So, Shakespeare basically leaves the audience to decide whether Hamlet is truly mad or not. Throughout Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet's questionable madness is explored through his real madness, actions, and the reactions of others towards his behavior.
The urge to seek revenge for his father took a toll and led Hamlet to resent himself; Hamlet began to doubt all the living people around him and admire death. His distrust allowed him to keep his plans and feelings to himself, so he could kill King Claudius without the suspicion of others who could potentially warn the King or kill him. As his actual insanity became a reality, his ideas and thoughts became more unique and unexpected. These ideas gave Hamlet an advantage in regards to fooling those around him, specifically King Claudius and his spies, because those with normal thoughts and actions could not possibly create the ideas and plans that Hamlet created once he became insane. For instance, Hamlet revealed his plan to fool death and Claudius’ spies by revising his own death wish to say “An earnest conjuration from the King,/ … That on the view and knowing of these contents,/ Without debatement further, more or less,/ He should those bearers put to sudden death,”(5.2.38-46).
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. “Haste me to know’t, that... ... middle of paper ... ...and wounds the king. Hamlet finds out that the king poisoned the drink that killed his mother. Hamlet is full of rage and runs his uncle through with the poisoned sword. Hamlet states, “Here, thou incestuous, murd’rous damned Dane, drink off this potion.
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.
Although this is deeply rooted in his character, his obsessive thoughts are a product of continuous grieving. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet learns from a ghost of his father’s brutal murder. Hamlet weeps and plans to take action but doesn’t deliver. Instead he plots his revenge and waits for the perfect moment to avenge King Hamlet. The ghost of Hamlet’s father influences Hamlet to seek revenge who would otherwise contemplate the subject to death, GHOST: Revenge his foul murder and most unnatural murder.