Furthermore, Hamlet kills Polonius out of anger when he believes him to be King Claudius. Overall, Laertes is exceptionally comparable to Hamlet. Laertes’ father was killed by Hamlet; but the two act in completely different ways when they realize their fathers were murdered. While Hamlet is full of self-doubt and conflicting emotions, Laertes is quick to attempt to avenge his father. Laertes immediately jumps to the conclusion that King Claudius is the murderer of his father and he seeks vengeance.
Hamlet is truly crazy In Hamlet, Shakespeare never tells you if Hamlet is truly crazy or if he is faking it but in the story you can clearly see Hamlet has actually gone crazy from the way he acts and the things he says too many characters in the story. In Hamlet, Shakespeare utilizes diction between Gertrude, the ghost, Polonius,and Hamlet to show how the loss of a loved one can lead a person to become crazy. Hamlet experiences madness when he talks to Gertrude. Hamlet was showing he was going crazy when he was talking to his mother then he turns and looks to the side and starts to talk.
Insanity is when someone isn’t able to determine right from wrong, cannot differentiate fantasy from reality, or has irrational thoughts and impulsive behavior. This doesn’t describe Hamlet, the main character from William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Hamlet. Hamlet is overwhelmed with grief from his father’s death and his mother’s overhasty incestuous marriage with her deceased husband’s brother, Claudius. The ghost of King Hamlet appears from the shadows to reveal the truth – “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” (I, 5, 27). To add on to his burdens, Hamlet has to get revenge on his uncle for murdering his father.
Have you ever wanted revenge so bad that you would do whatever it took to get it? From Hamlet to Gladiator, two men went through great struggles to avenge the death of ones they loved. Throughout these stories, each plot has major differences while keeping multiple similarities between the two. Hamlet by William Shakespeare, is a play that tells the story of a young man on a mission to get revenge for his father’s unjust death. Gladiator is a movie that follows the journey of Maximus who chooses the path of a gladiator to avenge his family 's death after the murder of his emperor.
The reason he kills himself is because, death is impending on him after Laetes stabs him with a poison tipped sword, and he has nothing else to live for because King Claudius also dies. To further explain, Laertes is the son of Polonius and the brother of Ophelia, which is in love with Hamlet. In the final scene of the book, he stabs Hamlet with a poisoned sword which kills him, to avenge the deaths of his father and sister, for which he blamed Hamlet for. However, Hamlet is only to blame for the death of his father not for Ophelia's death. While dying of the same poisoned sword, he implicates King Claudius.
Hamlet immediately injures the King and forces the remaining poison down his throat in a moment of insanity, before collapsing and dying himself. Though Hamlet’s “antic disposition” began after learning about the death of his father to obscure his investigation and revenge against his uncle Claudius, Hamlet retained his sanity and was able to think and speak rationally when alone, or with Horatio or his mother. In Acts IV and V, however, Hamlet becomes more mentally and emotionally unstable, and descends into moments of pure insanity, where his rationale is overcome by his
Hamlet is disgusted by the invest going on in his family and is soon set out to kill his uncle. His father’s ghost comes and speaks to him and encourages him to seek his revenge. Once he sees his father would agree with the idea of killing Claudius, he has a stronger urge to do it. Hamlet and his father were very close so talking to the ghost and obeying it seemed very important to him. Everyone around Hamlet seemed to be quickly over his father’s death and he was the only one still holding
Again, Hamlet admits his insanity is all an act. A true crazy man would kill Claudius because a ghost told him too. Hamlet has a conscience and morals that force him to ensure that Claudius is truly guilty before he takes
In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Claudius conspires with others to carry out his various schemes. Fueled by the desire to obtain his brother’s success, Claudius’ reign of power leaves a path of destruction in its wake. Once he kills the King, his true goal shifts to murdering Hamlet. After learning of Claudius’ betrayal, Hamlet seeks retribution. Consequently, this fire Claudius sparked in Hamlet’s heart burns brighter with each waking moment, and as the flame grows, his mind continues to falter.
Nelson 4 Finally, Prince Hamlet is greatly affected by his dead father’s ghost. Young Hamlet develops into an evil mad man all because of what the ghost informs him of and instructs him to do. He pretends to be mad, but the readers are led to believe he truly is mad.
Furthermore, in the Hamlet Effect which was previously mentioned written by Holly Crocker has explained how behind each motive there should be a reasoning. The paper in a specified part explains in depth how maily there is no clear motive behind the act of revenge. This part of the section reads “ We argue that there is no clear standard … on the perceivers attributions for the act” ( Crocker 1194). The quote explains what revenge is and the behavior that goes along with it. They also talk about the psychological benefit and cost that goes along with revenge.
Imagine finding a ransom note one day, telling you your son was taken and you must follow the directions given to get him back. Sadly, that is exactly what happened to Jacob Franks and Flora Franks. Murder has always been a big issue in big cities like Chicago. People are shot or stabbed in the heat of the moment, but not as common is a planned murder. There are many different reasons people kill other people, greed, anger, drugs, revenge, even self-defense, but the reason Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb killed Bobby Franks was for a completely different reason; to see if they could get away with it.
Imagine being a parent with a thirteen year old son being charged as an adult with a life sentence without parole. Knowing that they will have no chance for rehabilitation. In some cases a lot of these individuals we are so quick to call adults once they take a life are, repenting for their sins towards the crimes they committed. When a teen commits a crime to this stance without a second thought or even with the thought in mind they are still not capable to understand the situation. To comprehend the fact that you took another life doesn’t really come to light till your mind is at a point where you see it as what it is death.
Is Hamlet’s revenge justified? The most important question would be: is revenge ever justified? Some people think that revenge is the one moral thing that they should do in that moment, and other people think that it is not a moral thing at all. Maybe deep into this question lies another reason that is more than revenge. Hamlet is the son of the King of Denmark; he was supposed to rule after his father.