Claudius Character In Hamlet

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In the drama The Tragedy of Hamlet , Prince of Denmark there are different types of characters. There are some characters who appear quite a bit, but are essentially irrelevant when considering their overall importance in the play. There are some that appear all of the time and play key roles in the development of the play. There are characters who appear seldomly, and have little to no influence on anyone else in the play or on the play as a whole. Finally there are certain characters who rarely make a physical appearance, but have a remarkable effect on other characters and on the overall plot of the play. These characters play a key role in the development of the play because without them either there essentially wouldn’t be a play or
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Hamlet has been a pretty much straightforward person up until now. Now he is confused about almost everything in his life, including who he can and can’t trust, and who is actually a friend or foe. He tends to get these people mixed up multiple times which often lead to very difficult choices that often lead to bad consequences.
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The ghost king is a key point in the development of Hamlet and Claudius’ character after he makes his few appearances. Claudius is calm and relaxed until the ghost appears before
Hamlet. It’s almost as if Claudius could feel the presence of the man he assassinated in cold blood. Claudius tries to forget the sin he committed when he murdered King Hamlet, which goes well until the ghost appears. Ghost Hamlet’s appearance eventually drives Prince Hamlet insane.Hamlet starts out as simply acting to be insane to confuse Claudius, and to keep him from uncovering Hamlet’s plot to slaughter Claudius. He starts to contemplate literally everything that comes across his mind. From sadness and happiness to life and death. These thoughts that constantly cross his mind help develop is final thoughts about life and what comes after. Hamlet has a hard time deciding how he wants to kill Claudius and when he wants to do it, and if
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He also wants to make sure he goes to heaven even after he kills Claudius. He wants to make sure Claudius goes to hell to make sure he suffers forever for what happened to his father, but Claudius asks for forgiveness when he says “Or pardoned being down? Then I’ll look up./ My fault is past. But, O, what form of prayer/ Can serve my turn? ‘Forgive me my foul murder’? That cannot be, since I am still possessed/ Of those effects for which I did the murder,/”(3.3.50-4). The ghost king appears before Hamlet to ensure that he doesn’t touch Gertrude in any way possible. This interaction between the ghost and Hamlet in front of Gertrude lead Gertrude to believe that her son, Hamlet, is truly insane.
The appearances of Ghost King Hamlet help push the various themes of life and death, revenge, and deep consideration. As soon as the ghost starts to tell Hamlet the details of his murder, Hamlet begins to plot his revenge for his father. He is somewhat proud of his plot for
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I, the son of a dear father murdered,/ Prompted to me revenge by heaven and hell,/”

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