Fare thee well at once. (I.v.85-88) Shortly after King Hamlet was murdered, Hamlet’s mother remarried to Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, and soon Claudius became the new king. Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude’s, actions did not make K... ... middle of paper ... ...ent, Gertrude, Laertes, and Hamlet are all dying. Suddenly, Laertes announces that Claudius was behind the plan, and Hamlet grabs the poisoned sword to stab Claudius and forces Claudius to drink the wine to kill him. Shakespeare’s Hamlet is full of revenge between multiple characters in the play.
Shakespeare uses the revenge plot to create conflict between Laertes and Hamlet by having Laertes avenge his father's and sister's death which Hamlet is responsible for. After learning of his fathers unnatural death, Hamlet decides that he can no longer trust anyone, except for Horatio. While acting out his madness, he visited Ophelia and cut off his ties with her because of his distrust for everyone. In Act III, when Hamlet talks with his mother, he notices that he is being spied upon. Thinking that it is the king, Hamlet mistakingly kills Polonius who was hiding behind a big rug, which for some medeval reason, was hung on the wall.
Death also takes over the mind of Ophelia, a beautiful young lady who Hamlet is in love with, when her father Polonius is murdered, leading to her madness and eventual suicide. The final suicide is the death of the entire royal circle caused by their own corrupt conflicts and actions. Shakespeare explores the idea of suicide as an important theme through the imagination and actions of his characters. The most important and crucial ideas about suicide lies within the vulnerable prince himself. In Act I, Hamlet is approached by an apparition, claiming to be his deceased father, King Hamlet.
Prior to the opening of the drama, Gertrude was having an incestuous affair with her husbands brother, Claudius. Claudius then killed his brother (King Hamlet), and shortly after married Gertrude. Prince Hamlet could not handle this and was disgusted by the entire situation. He then decided to put on an "Antic Disposition," meaning that he will pretend to be crazy in order to find out the details of what is going on. Gertrude observes that Hamlet is not his usual self, and she feels responsible because her remarriage is so soon after her old husbands death.
Hamlet portrays the conflicts between parents and their children. In the play, the insecurities and fears of both parties are expressed through their words and actions that impact the course of their lives. The most notorious relationship in the play is between Hamlet and king Claudius, his step-dad. Their witty remarks and implicit disapproval of each other establishes a pseudo relationship that eventually leads to the struggle for survival. Hamlet is ordered to avenge the death of his father after Claudius poisoned him while he slept (3.4.28).
While pretending his insanity, he mistakenly kills Polonius, councillor to the king, and also drives his lover, Ophelia, to suicide. In addition, Hamlet abandons all those he once called friends except for his one confidant, Horatio. Eventually, the insanity, once feigned by Hamlet, morphed into reality and became his enemy. The insanity Hamlet adopted led to ruthlessness and errors of judgement as Hamlet was blinded by the revenge of his father. 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.
Tragic death plays a really big role in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Hamlet often considers death in many different perspectives, and definitely obsesses with the idea more so after his fathers’ death. Hamlet’s soliloquy is one of the most famous in literature, “To be or not to be, that is the question…” Hamlet’s dilemma is the pain of life that he must endure or the uncertainty of death. From the beginning of the play to the very last scene, the fascination between life and death plays a role throughout. 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.
The way Shakespeare uses death as a transformation of beauty into ugliness also supports the fact that Hamlet is a death obsessed play. When Hamlet’s father appears as a ghost to Hamlet. Hamlet asks why the marbled coffin they laid him in had vomited him back. After Polonius is killed by Hamlet, Hamlet tells Claudius that Polonius is “at supper” where he is being served as the supper to worms instead of eating at it. Ophelia fell into the river and her clothes spread out in a “mermaid like” fashion as she suck to her muddy death.
To end his troubles by just turning his sword against himself and ending all of his troubles. He makes the idea of death seem so simple here by comparing it to just a sleep. We all s... ... middle of paper ... ...espeare was writing Hamlet and the six very important soliloquies there must have been a lot of thought put behind them. In the third soliloquy we saw Hamlet go from angry and sad to being cowered and confusion we also see his need to second guess himself on everything he does. In the fifth soliloquy we saw him come across the perfect chance to kill his uncle and finish his path of revenge but then deiced not to because he seemed to be praying and he would go straight to heaven.
The flaw of Hamlet is that his nature is so excessively concerned about death that he no longer knows right from left. All the deaths of personal relationships and of his father make him think about it, day and night. All Hamlet does, is ponder death and suicide in almost every one of his soliloquies. Everything Hamlet does in this play is centered on something or someone dying that is why his overwhelming interest and curiosity of death will eventually lead him to his own grave. Hamlet's first intense thought of death probably occurred after his own father's death.