Shakespeare begins the whole idea of revenge very early in the story when the ghost comes and tells Hamlet of what his uncle has done. The ghost first tells Hamlet how his uncle killed the king and then he tells Hamlet to take revenge he says in the play, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” Hamlet responds with much eager to get revenge saying back to the ghost, “Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge.” It is funny how Hamlet says this because he first of says he wants to get swift revenge then the rest of the play after that Hamlet hesitates to kill Claudius. Shakespeare continues to push the theme of revenge as hamlet conti... ... middle of paper ... ...hole country. Once again showing how revenge has no boundaries and it can force people to do evil things. All together this play is just a couple of people trying to get revenge for their dead fathers and get back at the people who killed them.
The first scheme, is Prince Hamlet to King Claudius to revenge his father and to find out if Claudius is guilty of killing late King Hamlet and to prove it Hamlet uses a play to testify his theory. The second scheme, King Claudius is against Prince Hamlet. Claudius found out that Hamlet knew he was the cause of his father’s death and is plotting against him to avenge the late King Hamlet, so now Claudius is coming up with plans to end his life without having the people of Denmark questioning Hamlet’s death. These two schemes contain the same similarities with one another, because they both have the same motivation to kill each other and the same outcome, which is
A ghost of his father reveals the truth which ultimately causes many more deaths through the act of revenge. The prince is uncertain and not quick to take action to murder his uncle; however, once all doubt is gone the prince kills to get revenge. The end of the play would suggest the prince was morally correct in seeking revenge because he was treated and regarded in his own death with honor. However, the play and the writing of Shakespeare in Hamlet reveal the consequences of going after revenge. Once the path began, many people died.
For example, this quote justifies that King Claudius had to do something with late King Hamlet’s death, because after the play Claudius cried for the lights to be turned on and then stormed out of the room. Hamlet knew Claudius was guilty by his sudden conscience outburst. By now, Hamlet is on a full rage to proceed with his actions of avenging his father’s passing. Later on throughout the novel, Hamlet achieves his promise to his deceased father by slashing Claudius’s across the neck and had him forced to drink the poison cup. Finally, the first motivation was Hamlet to King Claudius because Hamlet needed to find out if Claudius was guilty of murdering his father and to avenge late King Hamlet’s
Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, accepted to have been in written between 1599 and 1601. Perhaps the most famous tragedy ever written, the plays is about Prince Hamlet’s revenge for his father’s murder which eventually leads to his own death. The central character of the play is Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Hamlet becomes the tragic champion who successfully makes his reprisal for his father's death by murdering the antagonist, monarch Claudius, but he furthermore misplaces his own life as well as the inhibits of those dearest to him in the end. At the opening of the play, Hamlet’s dejected for his father's death and the quick remarriage of his mother and King Claudius motives his attempt to find out the truth, and furthermore, his dead father informs him about his murder as a ghost, which determinants him to revenge (Edwards 52).
Hamlet is troubled through the play after realizing that his uncle was the one who murdered his father and is now married to his mother. He wants to avenge Hamlet Sr. death and kill Claudius but feels that killing himself would be an easier resolution. After the death of his murdered father and appearance at his funeral, Hamlet will not leave anywhere without making the statement of his all black attire on the inside and out. The turn of events throughout the play only help the reader understand the debt of each character and their specific role to Hamlet and to the story in regards to life and death. Claudius is one of the main characters responsible for his own death in the play because he portrays himself to be untouchable; not thinking clearly of the consequences to his actions.
Claudius plots to have Hamlet killed. He calls for a duel between Hamlet and Laertes (brother of Hamlet’s love interest, Ophelia, who died before this point in the play). The sword Laertes will be using is dipped in poison and once Hamlet is stabbed with it, that’s how he will die. For the death to appear accidental though, Hamlet accepts the duel from Laertes in good faith. Claudius prepares a poisoned goblet of wine for Hamlet and offers it to him after he gained the first few points in the duel.
In Elizabethan times, when Hamlet was writte... ... middle of paper ... ...enges his father’s death, the consequences are harsh. He has to watch his mother die and realises he has used Laertes own weapon to kill him. His death is, of course, the saddest consequence of his revenge. Hamlet’s murder of Claudius improves the reader’s appreciation of the text as they understand that although Hamlet is moribund, he has avenged his father’s murder, which is what he set out to do in the first place. I think that “Hamlet,” is a thought provoking play.
Without him, Hamlet would never have known the facts about his father's murder and would never have commenced upon the mission to kill Claudius. Moresoever, the Ghost's role is so significant to the play, because his appearance only speed up the tragedies within the play. In the play his appearance creates a catalyst through vengeance, madness in addition aiding the gruesome tragedies within the play. Throughout the plot the playwright uses the desire for revenge for the death of the King. When speaking with his father he commands Hamlet to “[revenge] [my] foul and most unnatural murder” (1.5.25).
Why do people crave power, fortune, and lust when all it leads to is corruption, greed, and/or death? In the play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, one character's greed for power and fortune leads to tragedy. First, Claudius murders King Hamlet and attempts to kill prince Hamlet inorder to keep the crown to rule Denmark. Secondly, Claudius sets up a plan that involves putting a poisonous pearl in the winner's victory cup that eventually Gertrude drinks. He also puts poision on the tip of the sword that eventually kills Laertes in the duel.