However, it seems she says this to appease Hamlet as though her future actions do not show that she is remorseful. Hamlet is angry with his mother before he encounters the ghost and discover that Claudius poisoned his brother, King Hamleet. Once Hamlet is aware of foul play, Claudius and Gertrude seem like parasites compared to his God of a father. He is not certain whether his mother played a part of her new husband’s plot. The purpose of the confron... ... middle of paper ... ...eems unable to think for herself.
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.
In this quotes, late King Hamlet’s ghost is implying that his death is strange and unnatural because his own brother murder him by using poison. While late King Hamlet sleeps in the garden to rest, King Claudius pours a veil filled with poison into his ear, killing him. Although King Claudius murder the late King Hamlet-his brother, King Claudius is able to influence the kingdom that late King Hamlet died peacefully. Not once does King Claudius show emotion for his brother death, instead he marries his wife- Gertrude. In result, King Claudius’s act of treason in the murder of the late King Hamlet, his brother, solidifies his bad
In the play, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, Hamlet the main character struggles to avenge the death of his father. Fear paralyzes him as he holds off on getting revenge on the new King Claudius, who stole the royal throne by murdering Hamlet’s father. However, it isn’t just fear that makes him hesitant as he reasons the situation. Hamlet hesitates to take action because he struggles with making his own choices, just like his weak-minded mother, Gertrude. Queen Gertrude is easily led by others, and is not characterized as a woman who can particularly think for herself.
With the apparition of the ghost Hamlet knows what happened and who poisoned his father. “With the strongest purposes of revenge he is irresolute and inactive” (Mackenzie). The ghost describes and tells Hamlet how Claudius poured poison into his ear when he was enjoying his siesta and murdered him. “The Ghost’s revelations relieve Hamlet’s despai... ... middle of paper ... ...mlet is real and pure but to Hamlet she is just a sexual object, after a while Ophelia is totally crazy to the point to commit suicide drowning herself “Drown'd, drown'd… Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore I forbid my tears: but yet It is our trick; nature her custom holds” (Shakespeare). Hamlet has the opportunity to kill King Claudius but he did not do it yet “Hamlet states that he does not kill the king during prayer because his revenge would be spoiled, he believes that Claudius, killed at prayer, would not bedamned to Hell” (Hamlet).
Towards the end of the play, Hamlet becomes enraged and accuses his mother for marrying his uncle in such a short time after his father’s death. The incestuous relationship suggest that his mother might have been involved in her husband’s murder, which is more reason to kill Claudius. Gertrude is a loving figure that is unable to understand Hamlet’s delicate state. Her way of solving problems is by isolating those that confront her, instead of analyzing her own mistakes and owning up to them. When Hamlet walks into his mother’s bedroom, he kills Polonius who is hiding behind the arras, and compares the murder to his mother’s guilt.
He was having a conversation with his mom when he heard someone in the room spying on them. Thinking it was Claudius, he drew his sword and stabbed though the curtain where the impostor was in concealment. It turned out to be Polonius, who was now dead, and again Gertrude couldn’t help but feel accountable. Polonius’ daughter Ophelia was affected dramatically by his death. She was romantically involved with Hamlet, and couldn’t handle the fact that her boyfriend murdered her father.
This flaw of Hamlets which was to be the solo revenge of Claudius brought upon the death of Gertrude, Polonius, and Laertes. The madness in Hamlet was to be unleashed only on Claudius. Yet Hamlet's path of destruction killed his mother, she was killed by the poison meant for Hamlet by Claudius. Laertes death was brought on by the killing of Polonius. The duel between Hamlet and Laertes, which was the arranged revenge on Hamlet, was the final stand of each.
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!"
The ghost tells Hamlet privately that Claudius had indeed murdered King Hamlet by pouring poison in his ear. Hamlet is further enraged and plots of how to revenge his father's death. In his anger, Hamlet seems to act like a madman, prompting King Claudius, his wife Gertrude, and his advisor Polonius to send Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to spy on Hamlet and figure out why he is acting mad. Hamlet even treats Polonius' daughter Ophelia rudely, prompting Polonius to believe Hamlet is madly in love with her, though Claudius expects otherwise. Polonius, a man who talks too long- windedly, had allowed his son Laertes to go to France (then sent Reynaldo to spy on Laertes) and had ordered Ophelia not to associate with Hamlet.