Hamlet is outraged by this, he loses respect for his mother as he feels that she has rejected him and has taken no time to mourn her own husband’s death. One night old Hamlets ghost appears to prince Hamlet and tells him how he was poisoned by his own brother. Up until this point the kingdom of Denmark believed that old Hamlet had died of natural causes. As it was custom, prince Hamlet sought to avenge his father’s death. This leads Hamlet, the main character into a state of internal conflict as he agonises over what action and when to take it as to avenge his father’s death.
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.
In this quotes, late King Hamlet’s ghost is implying that his death is strange and unnatural because his own brother murder him by using poison. While late King Hamlet sleeps in the garden to rest, King Claudius pours a veil filled with poison into his ear, killing him. Although King Claudius murder the late King Hamlet-his brother, King Claudius is able to influence the kingdom that late King Hamlet died peacefully. Not once does King Claudius show emotion for his brother death, instead he marries his wife- Gertrude. In result, King Claudius’s act of treason in the murder of the late King Hamlet, his brother, solidifies his bad
In doing this he also corrupted Gertrude to his will. Then to keep his reign as king he plotted with Laertes to kill Prince Hamlet. Once again he is corrupted as he plots to murder another family member for power. Another heavily corrupted was our protagonist Prince Hamlet himself. His path of corruption started off when his father asked him to seek vengeance on Claudius for murdering him .Then while on this path of vengeance Hamlet kills Polonius believing him to be Claudius hiding behind the curtains.
The Plague of Revenge In William Shakespeare 's play, Hamlet, after Hamlet’s father is murdered with poison by his brother Claudius, the contagion of vengeful actions begins to plague the people in the kingdom. Hamlet Sr. and his death are symbolic of the kingdom as a whole. Once he is poisoned the evil deeds of King Claudius begin to spread throughout Elsinore. Hamlet puts on an antic disposition and decides to seek retribution after speaking with his father’s ghost, and uncovering the truth about his death. The tainting of Hamlet’s mind and his need to seek revenge against his uncle ultimately leads to Hamlet’s insanity and demise towards the resolution of the play.
As Christina Autiero asserts in a paper given at a conference held in Westchester - Putnam School, “Blinded by [his] passions,...Hamlet indirectly causes the death of Ophelia and his mother...revenge and Hamlet’s method of madness primarily cause his death and actions. Unfortunately, the only approach [he] felt would vindicate [his] honorable name essentially destroyed [him]” (Autiero 53). Young Hamlet believed that the only choice to redeem his father was to murdering the murderer. In doing so, however, Hamlet became mad, and struck out at any and all who crossed his path. At one point in the play, Hamlet stabs Polonius, believing him to be King Claudius.
When the ghost first appears to Hamlet he tells him that it was his brother who slipped poison in his ear while he was sleeping in the orchard and clearly asks him to get revenge for his untimely murder. The ghost speaks to Hamlet about his father and says, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murderer';(1.5. 31). Although Hamlet has little doubt that the ghost is not his father’s, he must still prove to himself that Claudius is in fact the murderer before he attempts to kill him. Hamlet decides to have the players act out what the ghost has told him and see Claudius’ reaction.
So the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forged process of my death Rankly abused. But know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown. (I.v.35-39) This statement not only reveals the culprit; it eludes to the manner in which the king was assassinated. Upon hearing this Hamlet and the audience realize who the murderer is and how the plot of vengeance will unfold. Without the apparition the beginning of the play would lack the supernatural and eerie aura as well as the revelation of most wretched crime thus making the play bland and meaningless.
Hamlet thinks about killing his uncle in a church, as he a clear chance of killing him but decides not. If he had killed Claudius inside the church, his sins would have been forgiven and Claudius would be sent to heaven. The second attempt that Hamlet made too end Claudius was to kill him while he was inside the bedroom with his mother. But Hamlet did not succeed instead he ended up killing Polonius, after killing Hamlet calmly says “As bad… as kill a king, and marry with his brother” (III, IV, XXIX). Hamlet is telling Gertrude that the act he has committed as my good mother, as killing a king and marrying his brother.
In particular, Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, possesses the universal theme of internal struggle. Furthermore, he also displays a fervent desire to rectify his situation, an attitude easy sympathized with. These two aspects of Hamlet make him one of Shakespeare's most likeable and understandable characters. The reader (or the audience) yearns to identify with his thoughts and actions. Throughout the play, the audience gets a voyeuristic glimpse into the internal struggle of Hamlet.