If Brutus was the villain of this play, those thoughts would not have run through his mind. If he killed him for his own selfish greed, he would be rejoicing, not dwelling on the possible negative outcomes. Julius Caeser by William Shakespeare ended with the death of the tragic hero of the play, Marcus Brutus. Brutus proved himself to be the tragic hero of the play by portraying the amazing qualities of honor, civic duty to Rome, and a deep introspective look on the death of Caeser. He performed the selfless act of killing the man who was destined to become ruler and eventually, killed himself.
The climax of the play makes it what it is renowned for. Hamlet couldn't be the successor to the throne and had to die, as the play is a tragedy. As well as the protagonist through out the play was a young noble prince until he committed the crime of killing Polonius, therefore not being pure anymore. Tragic heroes have a flaw in their character and Hamlet was no different. Hamlet was too much of a perfectionist.
The audience feels sympathy at this point in the play when Claudius is the revealed killer. After his father’s death, Hamlet avenges King Hamlet’s death by trying to kill Claudius. Hamlet is the tragic hero because he is brave and loyal, but his tragic flaw of his inability to act ultimately plays a key role in his death. Sympathy affects the play overall by explaining its meaning. The play helps the reader understand that not making a decision makes things worse.
Throughout the entire play Hamlet procrastinates on killing Claudius. Why does Hamlet procrastinate for so long to revenge his father's death? Shakespeare purposely makes Hamlet out to be a procrastinator for one very important reason, if Hamlet would have quickly pursued this revenge, Gertrude, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Laertes, and of course Hamlet himself would have survived and the play would not have become a tragedy. There are many reasons for Hamlet's long delay. Some reasons which include not being unable to commit the murder are Hamlet's fear of what would happen if he did kill Claudius, his concience bothering him for taking the life of his uncle, his disbelief in the ghost, and because of his facination with death.
Hamlet’s Excellent Opportunity Missed Futures are not as malleable as most people would hope. Hamlet’s hubris is not that of his inability to act but unfortunate circumstances that prevent him from doing the job and getting away alive. The first of which occurred when Hamlet chose not to kill Claudius because Claudius was praying at the time. This was unfortunate timing on Hamlet’s part. Next, Hamlet inadvertently killed Polonius thinking that he is Claudius.
Had Hamlet acted directly and not gone through his thought prossess, Claudius would have been killed at Hamlet's first opportunity. He would have committed suicide and avoided the deaths of others. Also, had he not tried to hide and justify Polonius' death and instead dealt with Laertes directly, it may have changed the outcome of the play. Hamlet's thoughtfulness caused him to delay the action he had intented and changed the course of events, ending in tragedy for many.
But maybe his reason for acting insane is legitamite. Many of Hamlet's actions are done for a viable reason. He does not go off and do random acts of violence or anything of the sort. When Hamlet was going to kill Claudius the first time, he stopped himself, because Claudius was in confession. If Hamlet had killed him there, all of Cladius' sins would have been wiped away, and Hamlet feared sending him to heaven, so he would wait for a better time to kill Claudius.
His revenge ultimately lead to himself and his mother dying alongside Claudius. In the end, Hamlet is a victim of his own cowardliness and trepidation. To me, Hamlet is the perfect model of a tragic hero. He becomes trapped within his thoughts throughout the story and overthinks the smallest things, yet he is the one who brings about his own downfall. I think Hamlet should have just killed Claudius when he saw him praying.
When Hamlet finally decides to kill Claudius, he sees him praying and decides to wait longer. The next time he gets a chance to kill Claudius he takes it, but by then it was too late. Hamlet was killed as well. He could have prevented his downfall if it wasn't for his tragic flaw. Another reason Hamlet is a classic example of Shakespearean tragedy is because it incorporates the idea of catharsis.
In “Hamlet”, it is his tragic flaw of his indecisiveness and inability to act, which brings his own suffering and misfortune. Had he been able to kill King Claudius in the beginning none of the suffering would have occurred. He also delivers his final speech telling the audience of his death, “I am dead Horatio. Wretched queen, adieu!” he exclaims after being poisoned by Laertes envenomed rapier. In a tragedy the pity and fear (known in drama as pathos) is ultimately replaced by an uplifting and suffering (known in drama as catharsis) Hamlet’s acts cause suffering but in the end ultimately achieve learning.