Hamlet chooses to accept this task and yet he is slow to act. He attempts to maintain a middle ground by neither relinquishing what he believes he must do nor acting. It is this middle ground that in the end leads to Hamlet’s demise. Many different factors play into why Hamlet maintains this middle ground, including his want for everything to be perfect, his sense of responsibility to avenge his father’s death and his procrastination. Hamlet believes that in order for him to act, everything must be perfect.
Hamlet is asking himself whether it is more noble, in the mind, to passively accept and suffer through all the pains of life fate throws at him, or to actively destroy, in death, these numerous troubles, and ultimately end his pain. Hamlet is questioning whether it is better to live in a world where he cannot see any goodness or take his own life. Hamlet has a very intense, philosophical personality. For this reason, he cannot take his life because he does not know what happens after one dies. He is not positive of an afterlife, therefore he doesn't have the courage to end his life.
He feels time travel will change the outcome of events, which will make his life better in the end, but he doesn’t consider the fact that it might be the person doing the actions and not the events themselves. Time travel is not the perfect solution for David, because he would be better off realizing the mistakes that he made and learning from them in order to live a better life.
Hamlet is fueled by his emotions, and comes to the conclusion that if he takes his own life, no one will avenge his father’s death. Hamlet also decides that being being damned to hell for eternity is not worth it as evidenced in the line (3.i.85.) “The conscience does make cowards of us all." Hamlet wants to end the pain in his life but realizes it is much nobler to liv... ... middle of paper ... ... as well as make conclusions about Hamlet’s personality and actions. Hamlet does not even know who Hamlet is, nor does his mother or his best friend Horatio.
Hamlet has evidently shown in the play how his uncertainty in his decisions slows him down in killing Claudius. His indecisiveness makes spend more time thinking about the situation and the possible outcomes. In act 2 scene, Hamlet has yet to fulfil his promise to his father. Hamlet is holding himself back from avenging his father. Hamlet refuses to act as if he knows what he is doing when in reality, he has not found out whether the act of killing is heroic and moral or cowardly and immoral.
How can they ever break away from the fruitlessness of life and finality of death if they have no more time in which to realize their purpose? Thomas, in "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," expresses that those on the verge of death should stand in opposition to death because their lives are not complete; Thomas is inadvertently illustrating that fighting de... ... middle of paper ... ...d fleeting words to attempt to bring meaning to earthly achievements. By using these statements though, Thomas demeans his argument that death has no power over life. Perhaps Thomas is looking for the purpose of life in the wrong place. Is it possible that death holds the meaning of life,?
So Hamlet is talking in circles with his logic. He says that death is nothing but a sleep. However he also says that we often change our way of thinking because of our fear of life after death. Hamlet has this fear which makes him reconsider contemplating suicide. We can not control our dreams, so with death or “sleep”, we can not control what may happen.
To be or Not to be “To be or not to be, that is the question. '; Hamlet is eager to escape a life of calamity and disaster. He sees his life as a terrible burden, something he yearns to escape. The problem, however, is that death brings one into territory uncharted by t se still alive. It is not death that he fears for he perceives death as a release; the problem is death through suicide.
Maybe he wants to continue to live because he wants to complete revenge for his father, or maybe he is scared of the idea of death and the place he might have to be in his afterlife. We all know that no matter what you have going on in life, that there must be at least one thing that keeps you living from day to day. To Hamlet, that was probably revenge. Hamlet views suicide
Some reasons which include not being unable to commit the murder are Hamlet's fear of what would happen if he did kill Claudius, his concience bothering him for taking the life of his uncle, his disbelief in the ghost, and because of his facination with death. The most important reason that him back from committing the murder is if Hamlet were to carry out what the Ghost told him and carried out immediate revenge, how would Hamlet be able to convince the people that he justifiably executed an act of revenge. Another reason Hamlet procrastinates is that his psychological feelings confuse his ability to confront his destiny. Hamlet's dilemma has little to do with what decision he should make, but if he would be able to make any at all. Hamlet could have also lost his ... ... middle of paper ... ...ly major fear in Hamlet is that of people finding out what he is thinking.