As Christina Autiero asserts in a paper given at a conference held in Westchester - Putnam School, “Blinded by [his] passions,...Hamlet indirectly causes the death of Ophelia and his mother...revenge and Hamlet’s method of madness primarily cause his death and actions. Unfortunately, the only approach [he] felt would vindicate [his] honorable name essentially destroyed [him]” (Autiero 53). Young Hamlet believed that the only choice to redeem his father was to murdering the murderer. In doing so, however, Hamlet became mad, and struck out at any and all who crossed his path. At one point in the play, Hamlet stabs Polonius, believing him to be King Claudius.
The ghost of Hamlet’s father influences Hamlet to seek revenge who would otherwise contemplate the subject to death, GHOST: Revenge his foul murder and most unnatural murder. HAMLET: Murder? GHOST: Murder is most foul, as in the best it is, / But this is most foul, strange and unnatural. HAMLET: Haste me to know’t; that I, with wings as swift / As meditation or the thoughts of love, may sweep to my revenge (I, v, 25-31). Notably, the ghost tells Hamlet to enact his revenge in the opening scenes of the play; he seems hesitant, as if he questions death for the first time.
The Plague of Revenge In William Shakespeare 's play, Hamlet, after Hamlet’s father is murdered with poison by his brother Claudius, the contagion of vengeful actions begins to plague the people in the kingdom. Hamlet Sr. and his death are symbolic of the kingdom as a whole. Once he is poisoned the evil deeds of King Claudius begin to spread throughout Elsinore. Hamlet puts on an antic disposition and decides to seek retribution after speaking with his father’s ghost, and uncovering the truth about his death. The tainting of Hamlet’s mind and his need to seek revenge against his uncle ultimately leads to Hamlet’s insanity and demise towards the resolution of the play.
But this most foul, strange and unnatural” (Hamlet). King hamlet here is speaking of how Claudius had murdered him. Claudius had corrupted himself when he had committed this murder. Then despite what he just said King Hamlet asks his son to murder Claudius. In doing this he starts Prince Hamlet down a path of corruption that eventually leads to his own
When the ghost tells Hamlet, "With witchcraft of his wit with traitorous gifts-- O wicked wit and gifts that have the power So seduce!--won to his shameful lust. the will of my most seeming- virtuous queen."(i.v. 44-46) this proves that Claudius actions came from his greed. Secondly, When people are overtaken by greed for power they are determinded to do what ever it takes to get what they desire. For example, when Claudius sets up the plan of poisioning Hamlet in the duel he ends up killing Ger... ... middle of paper ... ...is uncle, Claudius for taking the throne, his mother, his money and the crown.
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
29-31). Hamlet basically reveals that he is indeed ready to carry out revenge as soon as the ghost reveals the murderer’s identity. The ghost tells Hamlet his murderer was his uncle, Claudius. The ghost informs Hamlet “But thou howsoever thou purest this act, Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her.” (Shakes... ... middle of paper ... ...y what he deserved.
2. In Hamlet, Hamlet is forced to choose between his love for Ophelia and his responsibility of killing Claudius, the murderer of his father. In Act 2, scene 1 of the play, the reader sees Hamlet terrorize Ophelia with his insanity act: “O my lord, my lord, I have been so affrighted” (2.1.75). This is a way to fend off her so he could focus on only what matters to him at this point: revenge. When the Ghost reveals that Hamlet Sr. was murdered by Claudius, Hamlet vows to get revenge.
Hamlet decides to have the players act out what the ghost has told him and see Claudius’ reaction. When the play “The Mouse Trap'; is performed, Claudius is shocked by the play and storms out, which is the reaction of guilt that Hamlet had hoped for. The play is named “The Mouse Trap'; because it is designed to catch Claudius so that he reveals his distress of the play and shows that he was the murderer. Hamlet is now certain that Claudius is the murderer of his father and he can now carry out his revenge by murdering him. Hamlets first opportunity to kill Claudius that he actually considers is when Claudius is confessing to god.
The start of the unfortunate event is when the king is brutally murder. Cluadius seemed to bring curse a pawn everyone around him. By the murder of Hamlet's father he was determined to avenge his death. Hamlet now had to avenge the death of his father and end the incestuous acts between a twisted uncle and mother. "He kills Polonius by accident, hoping that in a blind thrust through ther arras he might turn out at last to have dispatched the King..."(Murray pg131) Some may think that Hamlet let his emotions take over his actions in avenging his fathers' death , but Ophelia and Laertes also lots a father and they too acted like out of control.