Moral Conflict In Hamlet

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In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, an intelligible moral order is discover as the protagonist, Hamlet, goes through life’s challenges, which defines Shakespearean tragedy. The play begins with Hamlet coming across his father’s ghost, at this point he learns that his father was murdered by his uncle, Claudius. It is Hamlet wishes to take revenge over Claudius for murdering his father. This causes a moral conflict in the play, and starts the moral event of the play. In the beginning, morally speaking, Hamlet is in the right, always being precaution to make sure nothing changes. As the play moves forward Hamlet’s urge for revenge grow stronger.
Near the beginning of the play, the ghost tells Hamlet the crime Claudius Committed. “Is by a forged process of my death rankly abus’d: buy know thou noble youth, the serpent that did string thy father’s life now wears his crown” (1.5.36-39). 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. The crime itself is bad because Claudius kills his brother for his personal gain. In the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, D.J. Snider ...

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In conclusion, Shakespeare's Hamlet contains a very ultimate moral order. Each crime that was committed is punished, and each morally wrong action is equaled out by one that is right. Claudius' murders are equaled out with Hamlet's internal struggle with his own conscience and moral beliefs. Laertes eventually admits to his wrongs and helps clear Hamlet's name in his dying moments. Hamlet's uncertainty and procrastination throughout the play were caused because of his morals beliefs. Even though Claudius murdered Hamlets father, Hamlet could not kill him while he was praying and repenting for his wrong doing. In the end, Hamlet he kills Claudius for poisoning his mother. This shows a different side of the moral issue, and helps make sure that at the end, there is no misunderstanding and the order of the moral events are equal and no side has won.
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