For example, when Claudius sets up the plan of poisioning Hamlet in the duel he ends up killing Ger... ... middle of paper ... ...is uncle, Claudius for taking the throne, his mother, his money and the crown. Therefore yes, Hamlet is obssesed with wanting to kill his Claudius. Claudius' Greed for power is to blame for all the tragedies in the play Hamlet. Claudius was jellous of his brother and did go through exstemes inorder to gain power through greed. Relying on others was another tragedy.
But this most foul, strange and unnatural” (Hamlet). King hamlet here is speaking of how Claudius had murdered him. Claudius had corrupted himself when he had committed this murder. Then despite what he just said King Hamlet asks his son to murder Claudius. In doing this he starts Prince Hamlet down a path of corruption that eventually leads to his own
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.
The clearest example of this would be the question of Hamlets madness caused by the Ghost showcasing the death of King Hamlet through the use of poison. The poison itself was the catalyst that caused Hamlet “to put an antic disposition on” (Shakespeare 1.5 192) that could’ve led to true or feign madness, but did however lead to the illusion of madness in the royal family’s eye. The absurdity portrayed by Hamlet root cause was surrounding the unspeakable action his uncle, King Claudius, took to snatch the lifestyle of King Hamlet. Similarly the madness of Hamlet can be seen through the discussion between Hamlet and Polonius, which in turn allows Polonius to conclude for himself “though this be madness, yet there is/ method in’t” (Shakespeare 2.2 223-224). Polonius catches onto Hamlets feign for the madness that puts Hamlets “antic disposition” on risk.
This one poison really seems to do a lot of damage all the way through the play, and it shows because once the King was murdered, everyone begins to die from there. The poison, metaphoric or not, both ways it is a brutal killer in the play. Firstly, the new King of Denmark, Claudius displays the sympathy for the dead King of Denmark, his brother’s death. Thought yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death The memory be green, and that it us befitted To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom (1.2.1-3) When Claudius spoke this astounding speech, as the new king, he made it quite clear that he was sympathetic for this horrific tragedy. He seems to use this speech to address his marriage with Queen Gertrude.
The Stolen Plays William Shakespeare is a fraud. Whoever wrote the plays Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and many more plays was a phenomenal writer. He or she was able to rhyme, use iambic pentameter, use puns, and was able to contribute 1,200 at minimum of the English language in one play itself. Which Williams Shakespeare was clearly unable to write these plays. Many people believe he wrote the plays that are in his name but as research shows he did not have the right education, he did not have the means, motive, or opportunity, and he did not publish any of his plays while he was alive.
The ghost says, “Murder most foul, as in the best it is. But this most foul, strange and unnatural” and “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” These weighty words inspired rage and vengeance into Hamlets heart. After the Ghost uttered these words, Hamlet was ready to violently kill whoever was responsible for this unspeakable act against his father. In the end, his Hamlets quest for vengeance led to the deaths of almost every character in the play. Without a doubt, Shakespeare uses poison as the master metaphor in Hamlet.
“One we do... ... middle of paper ... ... the room the Queen would not have drank the cup and died. All of the evil plotting Claudius did to try to kill Hamlet did not work to well and just lead to greater tragedies in the play. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet the blame for all the tragedies can be put on Claudius. His evil nature created downfall for many of the characters in the play. The murder of the King, the decisions Claudius makes, and how he manipulates Laertes all lead to tragic events occurring.
As mentioned frequently throughout the play, Claudius assassinates Old Hamlet with the coward’s weapon of poison for both political and envious reasons. As such, Old Hamlet appears in the form of a ghostly spirit to inform his son that the only way for him to have a sorrowless and restored soul is if Hamlet were to murder the newly reigning king in the name of justful retaliation: “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder… but know, thou noble youth,/the serpent that did sting thy father’s life/now wears his crown. (1.5.25,38-40) Relevant to this comment, Old Hamlet portrays the ramification of his death as “unnatural”, insinuating that the action was heinous. Furthermore, Old Hamlet goes on to describe Claudius as an “Incestuous, adulterous animal. With his clever/with witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts/o wicked wit and gifts, that have the power/so to seduce!” (1.5.42-45) Evidently, the ghost has a sheer hatred towards Claudius for his foolish wrongdoings.
In addition to this supernatural effect, the appearance of the ghost of King Hamlet is also very supernatural and presents an omen of disease and bad health. The idea that Claudius so easily murdered King Hamlet and plagued the entirety of the state of Denmark is disturbing and allows him to be seen by the audience as an evil villain. His greed and selfishness takes the lives of all those he loves including, his own. Ironically, Claudius is slain by his own method of murder; poison. Laertes, who agreed to join Claudius in the murder of Hamlet, admits to his own ironic death stating “I am justly kill’d with my own treachery” (5.2.318).