Hamlet is the neither the hero nor the villain of his story- he is simply a victim, a young man slowly losing his grip on sanity over the course of the play. Many of Hamlet 's traits may appear to be weaknesses but they are, at second glance, strengths which aid him in his attempt to do away with Claudius. His refusal to murder the "incestuous, murderous, damned Dane" as he prays in Act 3, Scene 3 was a wise decision. If the prince had indeed killed the king he would have been immediately
When Hamlet loses his father he must find a way to save himself before his depression hurts him. Hamlet looks to confide in the first person that truly understands him: Horatio. In his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses the relationship between Hamlet and Horatio to represent the fatherly bond Hamlet lost. The characterization of Hamlet and Horatio 's bond through the grief of death, their respect for each other, and how much they care about one another proves how Hamlet replaces his father with Horatio out of desperation for someone to look up to, just as he did his father. Hamlet is immediately drawn to Horatio because of their shared grief over the death of King Hamlet.
King Hamlet’s ghost in Hamlet plays a very significant role in Shakespeare’s play even though he only appears briefly in the very beginning and two other times throughout the play. King Hamlet’s ghost furthers the play in many ways. He affects action by setting the play in motion, he affects the theme of revenge, and he helps develop other characters, specifically his son, Hamlet. He sets the play in motion by causing the wheels to spin inside of Prince Hamlet’s head, the ghost is the whole reason for Hamlet trying to extract revenge upon his murderous Uncle Claudius who is now the King of Denmark. The ghost affects the theme of revenge by causing Young Hamlet to be seized by vengeance, the whole play turns into a story of Prince Hamlet trying to avenge his father’s wrongful death.
For his how and when to take revenge, he does actually go through with it in act five scene two. He did have another opportunity to kill Claudius before in act three scene three, but he doesn 't because Claudius is praying, asking for forgiveness of his sin which was killing Hamlet 's father. However, there is a time that he gets off track on what he needs to do. At that point in time his dead dad comes as a ghost and reminds him what he needs to do. Hamlet’s how and when to take revenge happens shortly after Hamlet learns from Horatio that Horatio had believed to see Hamlet’s father is haunting the castle, also that the ghost has been haunting the castle for 3 nights.
After numerous interactions between Hamlet and the ghost, the ghost reveals that he is Hamlet’s father. The ghost also reveals that his death was no accident and was murdered by his brother Claudius and should be revenged. These events challenged Hamlet and cast’s a burden to his moral faith. Hamlet decides to not act quickly with his plans of revenge considering there was no evidence to prove that Claudius killed his
Just like any other sane person, just imagine your father being killed by your uncle then marrying your mother… I don’t really think that would go down well with anyone and alas, something had to be done about it. Needless To say, Hamlet embarks on a journey to avenge his father by taking down Claudius once
In the play, Hamlet, written by Shakespeare, the main character, Hamlet, and his family are all driven by evil ambitions. Hamlet was driven mad by a desperate need to avenge his father’s murder. His step-father, Claudius, killed his own brother over jealousy and lust for the throne. Hamlet’s mother assisted her brother-in-law in killing her husband and persisted in up the crime so that she could remain queen as she lived in a virtually incestuous relationship with him. The cruel, bizarre, and unethical behaviors exhibited by Hamlet and his family stem from the severe depravity of mind from which they all suffer.
Here we begin to see the evil that had been lurking around King Hamlet the First in the intrigues of Claudius, Gertrude, and Polonius, which makes Hamlet seek revenge and punish the murder and all those who broke the rules of his ideal world. This struggle for just and truth constitutes the whole plot and sense of the
In order to be a good leader, he needs to be able to do these things so that he can have a just revenge. Before Hamlet learns of his father 's death from the ghost, he is still grieving but later goes mad after he discovers that Claudius killed his father. Hamlet is not fond of Claudius and now that he knows what happened to his dad he is bloodthirsty for revenge. His reason for his madness is that he wants to obtain information on what really happened without raising suspicion. Hamlet wants to pick up more clues so that he can see if the what the ghost said actually happened.