Shakespeare’s Hamlet depicts an internal struggle in which Hamlet must battle his cowardice to do what is right for his father, his mother, and Denmark. The play shows Hamlet attempting to avenge his father’s, King Hamlet, death. The ghost of King Hamlet returns to speak with Hamlet regarding the matter. Unlike what the country has been told, his father informs Hamlet that he had in fact been murdered by Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle who had taken the throne. King Hamlet assigns his son with the task of killing Claudius and retaking the throne of Denmark.
The three main turning points of Hamlet all revolve around Hamlet seeking revenge for his father’s murder. The three scenes depict Hamlet’s growth of character from a hesitant philosopher to a rash man of action. In the players’ scene, Hamlet takes extra care in confirming the authenticity of the ghost’s story, while deeply debating the morality of killing Claudius. In the prayer scene, Hamlet remains indefinite in the decision of taking vengeance for his father, as he neglects his best opportunity to end Claudius’ life. Hamlet makes a drastic change of character in the closet scene when he kills who he thinks is Claudius without hesitation.
It was then when the ghost spoke these words that Hamlet began to lose his ... ... middle of paper ... ...s after his final words of salute to the dead Prince Hamlet. The reader can assume that Fortinbras takes the throne of Denmark since he received Hamlet’s blessing and mentioned that he had some claim of Denmark. Because King Hamlet slayed Fortinbras father in the past, Fortinbras felt the need to avenge his father’s death by assuming the throne of Denmark. Vengeance is considered to be an eye for an eye. One man takes another man’s father’s life, and then it only seems in reason that they should repay them back by killing their father’s murderer.
There was a single event that caused more tragedies to occur as we progress thought the play. A ghost came into Hamlets life and claimed he know what had happened to his father. At first Hamlet did not believe the ghost. The ghost said, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (1.5.25). The ghost was telling Hamlet he needs to get revenge on the person who had killed his father.
He decides that he needs to prove whether or not there was foul play in his fathers death, so he could avenge his father in good conscious. Later on in the play, Hamlet is informed that a group of actors are arriving, and he decides to put them to work in order to determine whether or not Claudius is to blame. This is the first time Hamlet displays any personal doubt in the ghost, which relates to him not being able to commit the act of revenge and his overall lack of action. By the ... ... middle of paper ... ...t Claudius being responsible for all the deaths, and even though Hamlet is also poisoned, he manages to finally perform his revenge by stabbing Claudius and making him drink the poison. The dramatic ending highlights revenge as a theme in both the murder of Claudius, but also the rest of the characters deaths show the consequence of Hamlets inaction.
His ways of being very analytical and being hesitant are what lead to his fatal death. At the beginning of the play King Hamlet is murdered by his very own brother, Claudius. Hamlet had been very depressed with the death of his father. After speaking to his father 's ghost, he made him a promise of getting revenge on his uncle for killing him; However, Hamlet knew that
After a visit from his dead father as a ghost, and the revelation of his uncle's betrayal, Hamlet embarks on a path to avenge the death of his father (Shakespeare). In the midst of all the lies and deceptions, before his ultimate downfall Hamlet achieves his goal of avenging the death of his father by killing Claudius, while liberating Denmark from a deceitful ruler; his uncle Claudius. The death of King Hamlet established a mission to accomplish for the main character of the play. After his visit with the ghost, Hamlet discovered his mission - killing Claudius. However, he was still doubtful if the information he got from the ghost was truthful.
At the opening of the play, Hamlet’s dejected for his father's death and the quick remarriage of his mother and King Claudius motives his attempt to find out the truth, and furthermore, his dead father informs him about his murder as a ghost, which determinants him to revenge (Edwards 52). Hamlet’s madness, hesitation to action, demand for visual proof, and final revenge are conventions of a dramatic form called revenge tragedy. All through the play, from searching the killing to justifying the truth, and finally revenge, Hamlet is bent on avenging his father’s death. Claudius is in alignment to come to his aid of revenge, which is the principal theme all through the play. The play, focused in Denmark, explains how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius for killing the historic King Hamlet, Claudius's own male sibling and Prince Hamlet's dad, and then marrying Gertrude, the King Hamlet's widow and mother of Prince Hamlet.