He tells her that he never loved her and it was naive of her to believe him. Ophelia says to Hamlet that he is lying about his feelings. Prior to the play starting, Hamlet tells a player the purpose of plays and why it is important to make sure this play goes well. Horatio enters and Hamlet tells Horatio to keep an eye on Claudius to see how he reacts. During the play there is a part where Lucianus(a character inside Hamlet’s play) pours poison into the ear of the king.
With no one to turn to, the thought of suicide crosses his mind as a solution on several occasions: "I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it wer... ... middle of paper ... ...ing and spying, Ophelia suffers alienation throughout Hamlet. Polonius' distrust in Laertes results in Polonius' sending Reynoldo to France to spy on Laertes. Reynoldo reports information back to Polonius about Laertes and what he is doing. By stating: "...your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth... by indirections find directions out. So by my former lecture and advice we shall you my son" (Shakespeare 90), Polonius reveals the lack of trust he has in Laertes.
Speak! I charge thee to speak!” It seemed to me that he was ignoring the three guards. He only wanted to speak to one person and I believe that person is Hamlet. He knew he showed himself that the guards would be is messengers so he can speak the truth about his death.The three gaurds chose to speak to hamlet about seeing a ghost who they presumed was Hamlets father. Even with Hamlet mourning over his father.
(I.V. Lines 110-111) After the scene with the ghost the reader would most likely believe that an enraged Hamlet gone straight to Claudius' room to kill him. This is the first incident when Hamlet is observed being incapable of making decisions. In Act II, Scene 2, two scenes after Hamlet was about to kill the king, he still hasn't done it, but during this scene Hamlet comes in contact with a group of traveling actors and asks them to play for the king. Hamlet tells us in this next quote of his tragic flaw of indecision and of his plan ... ... middle of paper ... ...gh out the play tearing at his soul.
In addition, the ghost even evokes a vow of allegiance from Hamlet. However, at this juncture in time, Hamlet finds himself in a state of disbelief. "And shall I couple hell?" (26) speaks Hamlet once the ghost has departed, suggesting that Hamlet is very doubtful. However, his doubts are subsequently invalidated at the performance of 'The Murder of Gonzago' where he requests a group of players to enact a similar murder to that of King Hamlet's.
However, he has a definitive view that his actions affected if he would go to heaven or hell and would not affect what would happen after death. Hamlet seems to believe this philosophy until the end when he utters his last words, “The rest is silence” (Act 5 scene 2 line 341). Hamlets last words are a powerful irony. First he supporting his previous claim that legacy dies once one has reached the afterlife. It also hints that he has avenged his father and he will “rest in silence” and he will as well.
In this scene Claudius thinks Hamlet is too insane, which is what Hamlet wants him to think. Claudius thought that, his plan was to send Hamlet to England to be killed. However, Hamlet finds the document before getting shipped off and this is another point where he brings out his awareness to what’s going on. In reaction to showing he is secretly sane he takes the letter that says to kill Hamlet and rewrites it. In line 34 of Act 5, Scene 2, the new letter Hamlet wrote had small details incorporated in it stating he had “A baseness to write fair, and labored much, how to forget that learning, but, sir, now it did me yeoman’s service.” This quote says he had put much effort into how he was going to rewrite this by having neat handwriting and overcoming the prejudice.
Ophelia, Hamlets lover, goes to her father to tell him about Hamlet how different he is being. She says to him “As if he had been loosèd out of hell to speak of horrors— he comes before me” (II.i.93-94), she says this because she is worried for Hamlet. Polonius then says he is going to tell the king “Come, go we to the King. This must be known,” (II.i.130-131), this is the first time the King will hear Hamlet is starting to go mad. To a readers perspective, they will see Hamlet following a plan that was ordered from the spirit to avenge his fathers death.
“In the play, it is hamlet’s failure to revenge the murder of his father that drives the plot forward and the deaths of all the major characters all come into play with hamlet’s delay” (Jamieson). Horatio voice’s his opinion after Hamlet’s confession to him of his deceased father who has appeared to him as a ghost and is sworn to secrecy, Horatio implies that it is against the Lord by stating "I'll speak to it but though Hell itself should separate And bid me hold my peace" (Shakespeare). It was known at the time that Christianity forbade followers to communicate with the deceased, contributing to Hamlet’s struggle with his faith. The str... ... middle of paper ... ...y disasters cause the believer to become more holy and abstinent” (Alsaif). The shock Hamlet received causes him to regard himself not just as a believer, but also as a savior.
Knowing the murderer of his father, Hamlet discharges the turbulent state of his mind in a soliloquy. In act three scene iii Hamlet spares Claudius from his blade because he is offering a prayer, and that Hamlet wishes Claudius to die in a state of sin. His righteous yet procrastinating means is justified in his soliloquy. Claudius' soliloquies overall are shorter than Hamlets' and many are just short thoughts but serve the purpose of a soliloquy. In his first soliloquy in act three-scene iii, Claudius confesses to the murder of Hamlet his brother.