Claudius also found out that Hamlet know the truth about how his father had been tragedy killed, so that Claudius could become the king of Denmark. Hamlet was so paranoid that he started to kill his two friends as he thought they had betrayed him. Hamlet did not feel safe around anyone he know. Revenge is a type of disease that can take the mind over. Hamlet did feel sorry for killing his two friends when he said, “they are not near my conscience” (5.2.59).
Claudius' Greed for power is to blame for all the tragedies in the play Hamlet. First of all, Jealousy is a form of greed that resulted in multiple tragedies. Claudius is jellous and wanted what is brother had. An example of this is when he killed King Hamlet because he wanted the crown, he wanted to rule the kingdom of Denmark, he wanted money, and he wanted Gertrude. When the ghost tells Hamlet, "With witchcraft of his wit with traitorous gifts-- O wicked wit and gifts that have the power So seduce!--won to his shameful lust.
His second flaw completely opposite from the first, was acting on impulse out of passion making him kill the wrong man, Polonius. Hamlet’s acting out of passion and anger not only killed the wrong man but it was also Ophelia’s father, causing her to commit suicide. Hamlet was a hero trying to do the right thing, but his tragic flaws turn everything around when everyone including himself dies . One of Hamlet’s flaws is that he over thinks things a lot and it is first shown the most at the prayer scene with Claudius. Once Hamlet sees how Claudius reacts to the play he knows that Claudius killed his father and that the ghost was right, he has a chance to kill him and doesn’t take it .
Also, in the second scheme, King Claudius was plotting to execute Prince Hamlet, because Hamlet found out about Claudius killing his father and have been planning to revenge the late King Hamlet; the outcome was Hamlet slowly dies from a poisonous cut soon leading to his final breath. Finally, these two schemes consist of the same similarities, because they share the same motivation and outcome, which is killing for the motivation and death for the
Laertes is consumed by his anger and acts accordingly, but Hamlet takes his grief to heart and plots how he will eventually avenge his father’s murder. When Laertes learns that Hamlet has killed his father, he immediately goes along with the king’s plan to kill Hamlet. Laertes agrees to “be ruled” by the King so that Hamlet “shall not ... ... middle of paper ... ...r Hamlet. Laertes and Hamlet both succeeded in killing their fathers’ murderers, but the price was the death of Ophelia, Polonius, Gertrude, and Laertes himself. Although Hamlet and Laertes are responsible for their actions in dealing with their grief, Claudius is the ultimate cause of the death throughout the castle.
Due to his dishonorable act of killing his brother, King Hamlet, a series of events took place causing chaos to break loose within the royal family in Denmark. Hamlet, son of King Hamlet, felt it was his duty to seek justified revenge for his Uncle Claudius’s crime, therefore Hamlet goes takes any measure necessary to prove that Claudius was guilty and to get justice for his late father. Lord Polonius, although not a part of the royal family, was corrupted in his own ways. He wanted to keep as close as possible to the royal family. He even went to the extremes of deceiving his children to get close to the royal family.
Each one of the eldest sons in the family had one thing in common, they wanted revenge for a slaughtered father. Hamlet’s main goal was to make his uncle suffer more than his father, so that his revenge would be complete. In Act 3, Scene 3, Hamlet had the perfect opportunity to kill Claudius, but because of Hamlet’s religious beliefs, he hesitated. Since Claudius was praying, Hamlet decided to wait for a time when Claudius was committing a sin to execute him instead. Hamlet believed that the action you were committing right before death, would determine if you entered heaven or hell.
But know, thou noble youth, / The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown” (I.v.43-47). Claudius places a lie in Denmark so the people believed that a snake kill King Hamlet while he’s sleeping in the garden. However, the Ghost revealed the truth to Hamlet. Shakespeare uses this lie as the spark to ignite the conflicts between Hamlet and Claudius that eventually lead to Claudius’ death at the end of the novel; however, it also speaks volume of Claudius’ personality. He is selfish and cruel enough to kill his own brother for power without any remorse: “Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death / The memory be green, and that it us befitted / To bear our hearts in grief… / Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature / That we with wisest sor... ... middle of paper ... ... shows how truth could come from deceitful actions, however once again demonstrated the tragic end of characters whose death was cause by deception.
"He kills Polonius by accident, hoping that in a blind thrust through ther arras he might turn out at last to have dispatched the King..."(Murray pg131) Some may think that Hamlet let his emotions take over his actions in avenging his fathers' death , but Ophelia and Laertes also lots a father and they too acted like out of control. Laertes also look for revenge toward his fathers' killer just like Hamlet. Ophelia the sister of Laertes was unable to get revenge for her father Polonius lost her mind and committed suicide. Hamlet may too gone mad and taken his own life if he was unable to get revenge. The ghost of Hamlet's father give Hamlet the answer of revenge by telling him how the killer is.
When Hamlet finds out that his uncle murdered his father, who stole his wife and his crown, he has an instant urge to get revenge for the murderer who committed this foul act; “ Haste me to know’t, that meditation or the thoughts of love/ may sweep to my revenge” (1.5.30-32). This justified Hamlet’s feelings. One would agree that his revenge is morally right, although murder is wrong. The seriousness of Claudius’ crime grows when one contemplates that all deaths throughout the play would not have happened if Claudius did not kill his brother. Although the act of murdering someone is wrong; the seriousness of Claudius crime grows when one contemplates that all the deaths would not have happened if Claudius did not kill the king.