Hamlet’s opening soliloquy is a remarkably telling and revealing speech that presents a theme of attitude that will supersede continuously throughout the play. The main focus of this soliloquy is the rottenness of the King, Queen and the world in general, thus the audience gets there first glimpse into Hamlet’s character. Through this speech the readers are introduced to Hamlets depressed and sadden thoughts. This characteristic is emphasized through the opening lines of the soliloquy, “How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world” (1.2.133-134). This soliloquy marks a time in Hamlet’s lif... ... middle of paper ... ...time, highlighting his inner conflict caused by the must recent events in his life.
At this point, Shakespeare has provided sufficient evidence to prove that Macbeth is mentally troubled. His death and his mental deterioration are inevitable. He is haunted by the deeds he has done and the witches’ prophecies. Macbeth claims that life is utterly meaningless when he says, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player/ That struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury/ Signifying nothing.” (5.5 27-31).
when one is given a task which conflicts with their morals, one must stop and consider the nature of their actions and whether it corresponds with their morals and usual behavior. Failure to do so will lead to many consequences, In the play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the main protagonist, Hamlet, is asked to avenge his father, King Hamlet, who was murdered by his brother while sleeping. Hamlet is troubled throughout the play as he attempts to resolve his inner conflicts in order to complete the task of revenge bestowed upon him by the late King Hamlet, but as with all revenge plays the hero must suffer a tragic death. Hamlet’s inner conflicts lead to his demise by providing Claudius with too many hints and too much time increasing his awareness towards Hamlet’s suspicious activity. Hamlet’s inner conflicts are composed of his morals – wanting to justify his actions according to them-, his distrust of women as a result of his mother’s marriage, and his failure to feign madness properly.
While Laertes becomes Hamlet’s enemy when the protagonist inadvertently kills Laertes’ father thinking he was King Claudius, Hamlet’s subject of revenge, when he was eavesdropping on Hamlet. Another important character in this play is Fortinbras, who seeks revenge on behalf of his father’s honors, who equalizes the two contradictory characters of Horatio and Laertes. Through these three characters, who are different in nature, Shakespeare develops these three characteristics in order to highlights Hamlet’s weaknesses. As the only one that Hamlet trusts, Horatio provide a contrast to Hamlet while remaining true to himself. Hamlet trusts Horatio implicitly; he confides in Horatio and exalts him as “e’en as just a man / As e’er my conversation coped withal” (III.ii.50-1).
As well as Hamlet is giving clues to Claudius, that Hamlet knows who killed his father. Hamlet asks for a play that gives the same story line to scare his uncle. This is a tactic to send not only Hamlet into insanity but also Claudius. The tactic of the play works Claudius is fearful of what Hamlet knows about the murder of King Hamlet. Prince Hamlet is now fearful of everyone that is proximate to him.
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is laden with tragedy from the start, and this adversity is reflected in the title character. Being informed of his father’s murder and the appalling circumstances surrounding the crime, Hamlet is given the emotionally taxing task of avenging his death. It is clear that having to complete this grim undertaking takes its toll on Hamlet emotionally. Beginning as a seemingly contemplative and sensitive character, we observe Hamlet grow increasingly depressed and deranged as the play wears on. Hamlet is so determined to make his father proud that he allows the job on hand to completely consume him.
By looking at the different events that Hamlet overcame, we can observe the passion for acting that many readers do not come across; knowing the importance of acting is imperative when questioning Hamlet’s sanity, since he is only acting insane, and is rational and in control of himself throughout the play. For those who do not recall the story of Hamlet, this play is one of revenge, scandal, and lies. Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, is living a life that one would not want to live. His father, the King, was murdered by his brother, who is now married to Hamlet’s mother. Hamlet beings his brilliant acting and conniving when he learns that he must avenge his father’s murder.
For in thinking there is both life and death. Trapped inside the prison of his mind, chained by a grief consciousness served only to torture him, Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, reveals to the world his methods of dealing with pain. Hamlet was a well-developed character in which his rapid and unorthodox decision making lead others to believe his was insane. In Shakespeare's, The Tragedy of Hamlet, the playwright utilizes the motif of madness to help depict that appearances are deceptive. Hamlet, the young prince of Denmark loses his father at an early age.
His speech is imbued ... ... middle of paper ... ...e to act upon revenge. In the beginning of the play according to ‘Hamlet a world in Transition’, Hamlet “questions the certainties of the world, where everything was fixed and unchanging, where death was an everyday occurrence, not worth commenting on, where there was an absolute certainty about an afterlife, a final judgment, ghosts and spirits”. For much of the play Hamlet appears to be overwhelmed with grief and self-pity, and consumed with hesitation towards the role of being a hero and killing his uncle. Because of this Hamlet continues to delay his revenge on his uncle who deserves to die. In whatever way, to whatever extent throughout thinking, actions and situations Hamlet recognizes the conflicts within himself.
Deceit, mystery, murder, and betrayal are all very captivating and together have the makings for a daytime soap opera. In this case, however, they are a part of the tragedy of Hamlet. The most regaling aspects of this play, despite the entertaining and compelling qualities just mentioned, are the revenge and the surprisingly unappealing nature of the main character, Hamlet. Throughout the play, Hamlet makes stupid choices that will ultimately lead to his own death, and the death of many around him. Hamlet should not be identified as a courageous hero seeking to avenge his father but instead as a coward lacking determination.