Gladwell in his piece, David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, suggests people should use their negative situation to their advantage. He discusses this idea exemplifying people with dyslexia who used their unique abilities to their advantage when they struggled with reading and writing. Gladwell’s theory of overcoming difficult situations does not apply to Shakespeare 's character Hamlet because he is unwilling to overcome and improve, after his father’s death, leading to his ultimate downfall. At the beginning of Hamlet, King Hamlet has suspiciously died and his son, Hamlet is overcome by the death of his father, causing him to constantly grieve and not heal. Hamlet’s mother decides to remarry King Hamlet’s uncle, which Hamlet strongly disagrees with the marriage and views it as
The foil character introduced is that of Fortinbras. The two could definitely be seen as very similar to each other, since they are both avenging their fathers, but in fact, the reality is that a closer look reveals the signs of the things that set them apart from each other. When the character of Fortinbras is mentioned in Act IV, Scene ii, Hamlet is quick to point out his shortcomings, such as the fact that he was willing to go to excessively large lenghths to avenge his father’s death, even if it meant wasting many lives and troops for a seemingly worthless cause. However, when Hamlet finds a moment alone, he puts his own feelings into words and confesses how he truly sees the situation, which he does after nearly every altercation that is thrown his way. This does not just show that Hamlet is crazy for always talking to himself; it shows that Hamlet is his own confidant.
In the end Hamlet kills Claudius however, how he kills him is ironic because Claudius killed Hamlet’s father with poison and Claudius gets killed by his own poison. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet is faced with both internal and external conflicts that influence him throughout the play. One internal conflict that Hamlet faces within himself is his issue of trust which was exemplified by him being uneasy about his father’s apparition and not sure if it was true or a demon created by the devil himself. Another internal conflict he faces is his tragic flaw, which is his inability to make a solid decision. Hamlet was also faced with his external conflicts; the largest is his ongoing battle with Claudius and his plan to kill him for this
Looking at the overall story, Hamlet would be considered more villainous than his uncle. Yes, it is true that Claudius is corrupt and killed his brother for the throne. However, he tried to do his best as king and you could also say that Hamlet is making it difficult to do so. Claudius and Gertrude attempt to console him for the loss of his father and yet hamlet rejects everything to proceed on the path of revenge. Hamlet tries to blame his sanity, but what he doesn’t even realize is that he has created on his own sanity.
Hamlet’s loyal friend Horatio Many of the Shakespeare's characters are scattered with a long trails of sin and misfortune, in Hamlet, Denmark's prince, Hamlet is set to seek the revenge of his father's murder. With the guidance of his father's ghost , Hamlet begins acting out in lunacy to appear inconspicuous, plots for his uncle Claudius’ demise by enacting a play to seek out the new kings guiltiness. With all of Hamlet's bouts of depression, lunacy and anger, Horatio, a scholar, acts as a loyal follower and true friend. Hamlet not even being able to trust his mother takes Horatio's loyalty seriously, making him the only person he can completely rely on and honestly talk to. At first Hamlet also put his trust in both life long friends
Hamlet then goes on to say, “who would fardels bear,To grunt and sweat under a weary life” (3;18;84-85) and is asking the question of how anyone would want to continue their life in his situation. Due to the Ghost coming back and telling Hamlet that the death of his father was not an accident, Hamlet is now responsible for killing King Claudius. Killing a King is not easy and the longer Hamlet takes to actually complete the task, the more Hamlet is driving himself into actual madness. That madness only being created from the extraordinary amount of stress that Hamlet is under. The madness, the stress,
Throughout the play of Hamlet there are many examples of character’s selfless and selfish love actions, but overall selfish desires of all the characters override their selflessness and this causes many of their deaths. Hamlet makes many decisions during the play out of selfish intentions, such as killing Polonius, acting out of violence, and his rude treatment of people because he can’t get over his mourning for his father’s death. However, Hamlet ends the play by the selfless actions of restoring his father’s name and, “Hamlet manifests this love of honor, order, and country by convincing his last friend in the world, Horatio, to speak to Fortinbras of what has transpired. He restores honor to his father's name and to Elsinore by passing
The Queen Gertrude thought of his action to be rash and bloody. When Hamlet heard this he strikes back at his mother with a rude comment saying that it was almost as rash and bloody as murdering a king and marrying his brother (3. 4. 26-28). Hamlet shows some signs of insanity in these few examples.
Hamlet is a very sensitive, moody person, very much in awe of his deceased father, who obviously didn 't care about his image or he wouldn 't have feigned "madness". Oedipus was a very passionate man, passionate about his position, his wife/mother, people of Thebes, and passionate about his concern for Polybus and Merope. Hamlet shows no genuine love for anyone except for his father and maybe his mother, but this is questionable because he would 've killed his mother had the ghost instructed him to. Even when Hamlet declares his love for Ophelia, he later claims it 's not true. He is, however, passionate about killing Claudius.
Hamlet and Ordinary People are similar because in both stories, the families begin to corrode after the death of an important family member and by the end, both families are completely torn apart. In Hamlet, his family is ruined by the death of King Hamlet and the incest within his family. When Hamlet says, “She married. O, most wicked speed, to post / with such dexterity to incestuous sheets! / It is not, nor it cannot come to good.