"(III, i, 118-120) All the promises he had made to her before that day are now broken; he has betrayed her trust. Hamlet and Claudius betrayed someone that they where supposed to love. Because of this betrayal the relationships they had ended in a sad tragedy. Although trust is a major part of a relationship, selfishness is an even more important part of a relationship. Particularly in the case of Hamlet.
Hamlet is cruel to the extreme to all those who he feels are treacherous, not just to the women in his life. Hamlet expects his mother Gertrude to mourn for King Hamlet in the same way as he does, in "trappings and the suits of woe" (Hamlet, I, ii, 89). Instead, she marries Claudius shortly after the sudden death. Hamlet cannot understand how she could disrespect his father, especially since she so doted upon the King in life. He exclaims, "O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason / Would have mourned longer!"
His ideas about her being a good pure Queen are proved false as she turns her back on her husband and marries his brother. This bothers Hamlet before he discovers his father was murdered. “Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, And there I see such black and grained spots, As will not leave their tinct” (79-81) Gertrude admits that incest with her husband’s brother has blackened her soul and will forever haunt her existence. Her son’s words have struck her and she realizes what a horrible sin she has committed. However, it seems she says this to appease Hamlet as though her future actions do not show that she is remorseful.
Hamlet is angered over the hasty marriage between his mother and uncle and wishes that suicide was not against God’s law. Despite his anger, he knows that he must not let it show (1.2.131-161). Horatio tells Hamlet that he has seen a figure that looks exactly like his father which spurs Hamlet
Hamlet writes about his love for Ophelia, but his true desires ar... ... middle of paper ... ...and Denmark by destroying the corrupt and murderous King, but by procrastinating, he had to watch his country rot. In the play Hamlet, Hamlet can be seen as the sole reason for the corrupt and rotten place that Denmark has become. Shakespeare introduces the audience to Hamlet as a loved and innocent prince who is mourning the death of his father. As the play progresses, Hamlet changes to a person who battles himself with key decisions and only thinks to serve himself. Hamlet is seen to have little respect for women resulting in him using broken love for Ophelia to cover up his plan to murder Claudius.
Claudius betrays King Hamlet by murdering him because he wanted to gain the power the king held in his hands and all the attention he engraved his heart to have. After his brother’s death he betrays King Hamlet yet again by marring his wife and that looks suspicious because Claudius and Queen Gertrude might have had a fling before King Hamlet’s death and that could be another reason Claudius murder his own brother. Claudius certainly does not believe in brotherly love since he betrays King Hamlet to get want he thinks he needs. Another act of betrayal between family members occurs toward the end of the catastrophic story Hamlet. Claudius conjures... ... middle of paper ... ... cannot make up his mind if he loved her or never loved her, “Hamlet: I did love you once.
He also puts poision on the tip of the sword that eventually kills Laertes in the duel. Lastly, Claudius sends Rosencranz & Guildenstern to escort Hamlet to England to secretly be killed so that he can keep the crown. One may object that Polonius' death was not the fault of Claudius' greed because Hamlet killed Polonius. However, Hamlet was obsessed with killing Claudius because he wanted to seek revenge for his father. Claudius' Greed for power is to blame for all the tragedies in the play Hamlet.
Both females have heavily contributed to the misogyny Hamlet develops. Ophelia and Gertrude disappoint Hamlet which leads him to become a misogynist which contributes to the death of both female characters at the end of the novel. Hamlet considers both Gertrude and Ophelia to be sinful women due to the loss and gain of love throughout their lives. Since learning about the truth regarding the death of his father, Hamlet holds a grudge against him Gertrude. Hamlet blames Gertrude's incestous act for the death of his father.
Then he is cast into utter agony when Gertrude, the mother he loves dearly is hastily married to his uncle, Claudius. Through a ghostly revelation, Hamlet learns that his suspicions that Claudius murdered his father are true. He becomes incensed and wants to enact revenge upon the guilty party. From this point on, Hamlet struggles with his plan for revenge that conflicts with his opposite contemplative nature. Hamlet does not take the opportunity to slay Claudius as he prays because he believes it will save his soul.
The only problem that Claudius must deal with now is his conscience. After Claudius commits the deed of killing King Hamlet, he almost immediately marries Hamlet's wife, Queen Gertrude. Claudius also gains a new son, his former nephew Hamlet, the son of King Hamlet. Young Hamlet is very displeased with his mother's hasty marriage of Claudius and is angered by this incest. Hamlet has a deep attraction for his mother which goes beyond the traditional, mother-son relationship.