Hamlet's Transformation from Good to Evil in Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Hamlet's Transformation from Good to Evil in Shakespeare's Hamlet

Hamlet’s transforms from good to evil in the play Hamlet by Shakespeare.

Hamlet experiences a lot of pain and becomes very anger because of his father’s

death, his mother’s bad remarriage, and the loss of his only love, Ophelia. The

losses that Hamlet has to deal with are the anger and lack of forgiveness build in

himself. This allows Hamlet’s true thoughts and character to be revealed

through his soliloquies.

First, Hamlet reveals his wishes that he could just melt away and be gone;

because if he dies, he would be free from the world. Hamlet thinks about how

his father was a leader and went from a noble king to a king that does not desire

to help his people and serve his country. Hamlet loves the power and the fame

that is comes with being a king. Hamlet also shows his anger and disbelief with

women in general “ Frailty, thy name is women” like his mother and her bad

marriage with Clauduis. Hamlet says he is "sick at heart" over his father's death

and his mother's remarriage. Hamlet finds out that his uncle Clauduis has killed

the King, Hamlet’s father. The ghost of Hamlet’s father tells him to try and seek

revenge against Clauduis who was responsible for the king’s murder. So,

Hamlet needs to kill Clauduis to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet must kill his

uncle and get his innocent hands full of blood, so he can avenge his father’s


Hamlet now turns into a deceitful person. He now tries to come up with a

plan to kill Clauduis for his crime. Hamlet starts to question his ability to get

revenge for his father’s death. He wonders if he is too much of a coward. Hamlet

starts to think if it is better to live life with the pain of ...

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Hamlet emphasizes how a righteous and pure spirit becomes crushed by

ambition, the aspiration of becoming renowned and accepted. “My thoughts be

bloody or be nothing worth.” Hamlet has now revealed his own crisis. A

righteous and pure spirit that has been crushed by his longing revenge towards


In Hamlet by Williams Shakespeare, Hamlet’s character is perceived at

the beginning of the play as one of virtue and integrity. He becomes a victim of

evil and corruptness because he never forgives Claudius for murdering his father

and also never forgives his own mother for marrying Claudius. Hamlet’s

character transformation is very plain to see in the last line of his last soliloquy

“my thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth.” He allows himself to become

someone that prospers off the thought of revenge, and this, ultimately, gets him

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