His father’s death invokes revengeful thoughts of killing the King. Ophelia’s death skews Hamlet’s vision of death. The death of Polonius shows the repercussions of Hamlet’s aggressive impulse. Clearly, Hamlet is fascinated by death throughout the play. Although this is deeply rooted in his character, his obsessive thoughts are a product of continuous grieving.
At the start of the play, Hamlet is depressed and feels lost over the death of his father. He no longer has trust or respect for his mother and contemplates suicide. Through Claudius killing Hamlet’s father, Hamlet is already affected negatively. It is arguable that Hamlet already began to go crazy as soon as the death of his father occurred. When Hamlet finally meets his father’s ghost he discovers the truth and immediately decides to seek vengeance on his uncle.
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a tragic story that captures the audience’s emotions. The story wraps around the protagonist, Hamlet, whom finds out his father has been murdered by his uncle. Filled with hostility, Hamlet tries to organize a plan to seek his revenge. His hunger for vengeance only grows stronger as Hamlet experiences treachery, despair, sorrow, and animosity. The famous play by William Shakespeare portrays absolute and fabricated madness—from the overbearing grief to complete mania—and delves into the themes of sarcasm, suicide, and procrastination.
The play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is primarily a tragedy of revenge as the characters Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras all seek vengeance for their fathers' deaths, which leads to chaos. At the beginning of Hamlet, the audience is already aware of a tragedy when the king of Denmark dies. The death of prince Hamlet’s father, king Hamlet, is the source of his thirst for revenge throughout the entire play. As the play progresses, Hamlet has an encounter with his father's ghost, leading Hamlet to believe that his uncle Claudius is responsible for his father's death, "And so I am revenged. That would be scann’d:/ A villain kills my father; and, for that,/ I, his sole son, do this same villain send/ To heaven."
The Physiological Breakdown of Hamlet In Shakespeare's masterpiece Hamlet, the main character, Hamlet is overcome by a physiological breakdown. Hamlet was a sensitive man who was destroyed by a corrupt environment. Hamlet's dead father, the deeds of his uncle and mother, and the frequency of death caused the destruction of Hamlet. First of all, the loss of any close family member is very traumatic. Hamlet is not immune to such effects.
He seems to step very easily into the role of a madman, behaving erratically and upsetting the other characters with his wild speech and pointed innuendos. It is also important to note that Hamlet is extremely depressed and unhappy with the state of affairs in Denmark and in his own family. At a number of points in the play, he contemplates his own death and even the option of suicide. Hamlet is a man of thought' forced to become a `man of action' because right from the start of the play, he is expected to take revenge/action for the murder of his father. His contrast of philosopher and revenger is shown throughout the play, either by the thoughts of the torments of this burden, decisions he has to make or actions he is expected to take.
Hamlet cannot forget his father. “For they are actions that a man might play, /But I have that within which passes show- /These but the trappings and the suits of woe” (1089). He displays all the moods of grief because he feels sorrow about his father’s death. He has portrayed as a very sensitive and melancholy man at the beginning. However, the ghost performs an important dramatic function that brings Hamlet motivation to find out the truth and to revenge.
To begin with, it is apparent that Hamlet is struggling with who he is after he meets the ghost of his murdered father. His father calls upon Hamlet to avenge his death. This revenge includes the murder of Hamlet’s uncle, and that in itself is a sin that Hamlet is not sure he will be able to shoulder. Promising the ghost that he would carry through with the murder of his uncle, Claudis, Hamlet begins the journey through his internal strife by acknowledging his discomfort at the unsavory task, moaning, “‘O cursed spite, that I was ever born to set it right!’” Again, the war within Hamlet is shown when comparing himself to the talented actor, saying, “‘He would drown the stage with tears… appall the free… Yet I, a dull… rascal… unpregnant of my cause… can say nothing.’” It is specified even more with the words “‘Am I a coward?’” Hamlet has to force himself to find more proof that his uncle is guilty, thinking that “‘…the spirit that [he] has seen may be a devil, and the devil… abuses to damn [him].’” His thoughts about the morality of the murder fluctuate, and up until this point Hamlet has not yet set a plan in motion to actually avenge his father’s death. The pinnacle of Hamlet’s inner angst is shown when he speaks the... ... middle of paper ... ...he severity of this identity crisis is the reason it leaks into everyday life, and almost every action is based on this conflict.
Hamlet is forced to accept the brutal reality of life and the consequence of human behavior after the murder of his father. He emotionally, mentally and physically struggles with his father’s death when he deals with the implications of avenging his father’s murder. In a powerful use of dark symbols, Shakespeare reminds his readers of the universality and inevitability of death. .
The integration of deep anger and frustration leaves a feeling of sorrow toward Hamlet. The beginning of the play sets the plot in that hamlet is a very intricate man, and that his tragedy fate has initiated. The extensive anger and misery that hamlet holds, mainly correlating to the fact of Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius, concludes Hamlet to thoughts of self-murder. The idea of suicidal thoughts signifies fragility in his character, on the other hand his decision to not commit suicide due in part of religious altercations, reveals that Hamlet’s weakness is equitable with some perception for ethics and morality. Hamlet... ... middle of paper ... ... that both he and Hamlet poisoned, and that Claudius is the mastermind behind it.