The Flaws of Hamlet

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The Flaws of Hamlet Many human beings experience intense emotions that dramatically affect the outcome of their lives. Although sometimes melancholic and rash when necessary, Hamlet's hubris is his indecisiveness. Throughout this play, Hamlet's melancholy fuels his indecision, from his first interview with Gertrude and his new father. Hamlet's rash attitude is portrayed when he talks with the Ghost on the parapet, and later in the play, when Hamlet kills Polonius. The indecisiveness of Hamlet's actions can be illustrated throughout the play when he debates whether or not to kill Claudius. While these qualities aren't familiar with a typical "Hero", Hamlet moves away from this stereotype of having no flaws and demonstrates his own manner of heroism. Hamlet's melancholy affects his life from the moment he speaks with Gertrude and his new father. Hamlet is melancholic when he hears about his mother's marriage with his uncle. He even thinks about suicide, but it is against church law. He says, "O that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, an...

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