The Transformation of Hamlet

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Throughout the story Hamlet written by William Shakespeare, where there is an astonishing amount of detail. Hamlet is an alive and kicking story about seeking revenge for his father. Hamlet is a marvelous story that brings suicide, insanity, procrastination, and sarcasm all into one. The four categories are set as the story plays them out. Each one has their own excitement, disappointment, and mild tone. Throughout the quotes given, there is an explanation of why they were chosen. The suicidal comes into play towards the beginning of the story during act 1. The character Hamlet, is a very emotional person. During act 1 he makes known with the quote “Wallowing in gloom” (I.ii) Hamlet at the time is in a mental state of mind, to where he is unable to comprehend with his father’s death. He feels better off deceased, then wandering around without his father. Another suicidal quote begins with “Charger with avenging his father’s death” (I.v) Hamlet is angry and stunned with his father passing, and his mother re-marring a few months later. He believes that he should’ve never been born. Hamlet has become unpredictable at this point, and unsure of what tragedy could come next. Insanity, is throughout the entire cast of Hamlet. But there has been the question of whether Hamlet is pretending to be insane, or if his tragic life has really impacted him. Some believe that he is truly insane, and others believe it is a humorous act, but with a hidden personality. With this quote insanity comes to course. “O my lord, my lord, I have been so affrighted” (II.i.4) Hamlet to some is considered insane, at this point due to grabbing Ophelia and scaring her nearly to death. A form of insanity tends to grow larger throughout the story,... ... middle of paper ... ...suicidal tendencies, procrastination, insanity, and sarcasm. Most of all, Hamlets worst flaw was procrastination. Hamlet put off a lot of what he wanted to be done. Some reasons better than others. Some may say it was his fatal flaw. It is believable to some that it had become his fatal flaw, because he procrastinated on Claudius’s death. Hamlet could’ve been able to avoid his death, only if he would’ve killed Claudius while he was praying. Hamlet became a man at the end of the play by standing to his word, and wanting to be able to avenge his father’s death. Even though he was killed, he became a strong dedicated man. He tried his hardest to be able to have revenge for his father, and still be accepted by his mother. Hamlet was more of a man then what others made him to be. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. New York: Washington Square, 2004. Print.
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