The plot and majority of the play shows us an intimate side of Hamlet where he is planning the murder of Claudius. “Hamlet did not lose his mind, but found it, in the shock of catastrophic revelation, and it the excitement --almost the exhilaration-- of that discovery, he forgot a crime and ignored a duty” (Firkins 394). Hamlet’s soliloquies become more rational as the play continues. He starts the first one wanting to commit suicide, but during the seventh, he decides against it. The discovery of his father’s murderer turns Hamlets from a depressed young man into a vengeful but careful creature.
In the Branagh adaptation, more emphasis is placed on feelings of betrayal due to Hamlet and Ophelia’s secret relationship. Most of the scene is focused on Ophelia’s father conversing with King Claudius, rather than focusing on Hamlet’s plotting. This takes the attention away from Hamlet focusing on avenging his father, instead making the conflict between Laertes and Hamlet for significant. In opposition, the Zeffirelli version fails to even include the important conversation between Claudius, Gertrude and Ophelia’s father. Instead, the emphasis was placed on Hamlet discussing with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern about how he could go about killing Claudius.
Zeffirelli sets the scene in the castle’s burial tomb, which creates a sulky and remote atmosphere that displays Hamlet’s questioning of death. Hamlet choosing to separate and detach himself by going down to the tombs subsequently gives off the impression of seclusion since he is surrounded by nothing but death. Throughout this scene, Hamlet’s loneliness is clearly evident by how he seems to be looking towards the dead for answers. By the use of lighting and shot angles, Hamlet is almost always the centre focus of the scene. Even as the camera captures glances of graves using long shots, the focus is still on Hamlet.
Not all people respond with hate and revenge, some people let themselves get walked over but not hamlet. Hamlet does not respond to injustice too kindly. He wants revenge for his father's death, wants to set things right, help out whoever is in charge of people receiving karma by taking things into his own hands. His main goal in the novel is to seek revenge on his father's death, this started when he was visited by the ghost of the old king. The ghost said to him “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” the ghost of the old king wanted Hamlet to seek revenge on claudius for his ‘unnatural” murder of the kind.
Although the monster acts as a creature of evil, this evilness resulted from the neglect he received from humans. As the monster continues to experience abuse, his soul fully corrupts when his last few attempts to establish a bond with humans fails. When the girl in the river is drowning, he saves her, but “when the man saw [the monster] draw near, he aimed a gun, which he carried… and fired” ( Shelley 101). The monsters last chance to establish a friendly connection with another human has been rejected, signifying the the monsters loss of belief in humans judging an individual by their personality rather than appearance. Even the act of saving a human's life fails to establish the monster’s desire for benevolence between himself and others which makes him plunge into a malicious being.
let be”(5.2.200-202). By casting away his worries about the afterlife, which he has no control over, Hamlet allows himself to complete his mission of killing Claudius. Hamlet understands that the reputation he leaves on earth will be just as important as his afterlife. By killing a corrupt leader like Claudius, Hamlet is leaving a great legacy behind. Furthermore, Hamlet even begs Horatio to abstain from killing himself “And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell (his) story”(5.2.331-332).Hamlet’s imploring of Horatio portrays the new importance Hamlet places on his legacy.
3.1.38-42). Queen Gertrude hopes that Ophelia will be the cause of Hamlet’s unexpected madness, but this is part of Claudius being able to use all at his expense to spy and keep power. Claudius is also exceptionally good at keeping secrets which allows him to maintain his kingdom. The major secret Claudius keeps is the murder of his brother, King Hamlet, and how Claudius was the one to kill him. To keep this secret Claudius acts upset that his brother was killed and tells the kingdom that it is a great lost but they will grow from this.
If he do blench, I know my course. Emphasizing on this, Hamlet is saying that he'll have the players play something of what the Ghost claimed about pouring poison in his ear "like the murder of my father" and then he'll observe his reaction for any signs of suspicions. If Claudius does indeed react in an apprehensive manner then Hamlet will know that he can trust the Ghost's words, otherwise he'll stay hesitant of doing
To be or not to be morally ambiguous is to have the lack of coherence in making moral life decisions. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet goes through a great transformation. Hamlet seeks revenge toward Claudius who he believes killed his father for the throne. In many of Shakespeare’s play there is always a hero and a villain, but in Hamlet, Hamlet plays a pivotal role because he can be viewed as both the hero and the villain. Hamlet is seen as a morally ambiguous character due to the decisions he makes throughout the plot of the novel that ends up leading him to his demise.
Hamlet is stressed over his own father's murder, but he has to plan the right way to murder his Uncle Claudius. At one point, he thought he had finally murdered Claudius but it turned out to be Polonius, the chief counselor to the king . This murder only complicated things for Hamlet and caused him to be more confused about what to do with the situation. Shakespeare decided to depict Hamlet in a way that shows his flaws because it creates drama in the play. Without Hamlet's indecisiveness, the story could have ended very quickly with Hamlet either killing himself, or killing Claudius.