It was hard for Hamlet to act crazy because he was still grieving over his father 's death and his mother not showing that she cares. Hamlet also lost Ophelia which makes his situation even worse than it was because he has no one in his. No family, no girlfriend, no one. Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet.
This affects Hamlet’s mental health and relationship with his mother as he considers committing suicide as well as blaming his mother to help him recover from his father’s death. Through Hamlet’s anger towards his uncle, depression, and blame towards his mother in conflict with his fears of killing his uncle, having God mad at him, and hurting his mother, Shakespeare explains that people often desire revenge, but feel too fearful to fulfill it. Claudius becomes king after killing Hamlet’s father and marrying his brother’s wife, establishing Hamlet’s negative attitude towards him throughout the play. The king also talks condescendingly towards Hamlet in multiple instances, making Hamlet more angry that his relative does not
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet intricately weaves in a dualistic the theme of cowardice and bravery in the spiralling plot revolving around the palpable effects of King Hamlet’s death. The young prince, distraught by the recent death of his beloved father as well as his mother’s hasty marriage to his uncle, oscillates between decisions “to be or not to be. ”*to act or not to act- Throughout the majority of the play, Prince Hamlet fails to take action, hence remaining in a state of neither being or not being. Hamlet’s emotional state, in turmoil due to grief and rage, further deteriorates after the unanticipated appearance of the Ghost of King Hamlet in the first Act.
Hamlet first shows indecisiveness toward killing himself and can’t decide whether or not life is worth it. He spends so much time grieving over his father’s death instead of acting on his suicidal thoughts. Hamlet spends time deciding whether he wants to kill himself or take revenge and ultimately doesn’t act on either one of these choices since
He says he does not seem obsessed with death, but that he is completely grief-stricken. He tells his mother that she cannot understand how deep his thoughts go (1.2.76-86). This statement shows that Hamlet is not only concerned with his father’s death, but death in general is weighing heavily on Hamlet’s
An unpredictable character, he shows a mixed bag of qualities all through the play's improvement. When he is initially presented in Act I- Scene 2, one sees Hamlet as a delicate youthful ruler who is grieving the demise of his dad, the King. Furthermore, his mom's prompt marriage to his uncle has abandoned him in significantly more prominent despondency. Blended in with
Macbeth now thinks of light is his calling to die as he feels haunted by their crimes they committed in the dark. The simile “ Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player ....... upon the stage and is heard no more. ”(V, 5, 24-25) Shakespeare is comparing life to an actor because an actor is in a play then shortly after the actors life is done and he is forgotten. Macbeth feels he will be nearly a blip in history.
The act is never performed until the end of the play. Quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father 's killer. Some historians and literary experts would say Hamlet 's strong religious believes held him back from performing this sinful deed. Others say that Hamlet was a melancholic and therefore was too depressed to kill his uncle. Infamous psychologist, Sigmund Freud, felt Hamlet suffered from an oedipal complex and could not kill Claudius because he himself wished to be in Claudius ' royal position.
Having been raised in this society, and taught the expectations of one’s gender, each character must carefully choose their actions so as to conform. Hamlet laments his failure to do so when he does not take action on the knowledge of his father’s murder, and, having recently witnessed an actor expend all his effort to play a part, exclaims: “O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” (2.2.471). Hamlet’s tone and sorrowful diction depict the disdain with which he holds himself for his failure to be brave, honorable -- manly. His continued scrutiny, depicted and described through the question: “What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have?” (2.2.481-482) exposes another effect of gender expectations, one which sparks the internal conflicts which Hamlet is grappling with in this scene: comparison between oneself and others is magnified and assigned importance due to the presence of gender attributes and expectations.
In Hamlet, Shakespeare reveals that revenge is a cruel and an unsuccessful thing to do. Revenge isn’t the solution to our problems. The ghost of old Hamlet declares his son to repay his death by killing Claudius because he took his wife, the throne, and his life, but to not harm Queen Gertrude. This quote, “O, horrible! O, horrible!
Claudius kills King Hamlet and sends Hamlet into a dark place inside his mind where an obsession with death and possibly avenging his father 's suspicious undoing. After his father 's death, Hamlet 's mother marries Claudius almost immediately. The inappropriately timed union angers Hamlet and his feeling of betrayal causes him to believe that love and compassion are not an important or real part of any human or relationship. His depressive and morbid outlook assures him that death is the only thing that is certain in the world.
The Lonesome of Royalsom Hamlet’s feelings of isolation still speaks in the emotion’s of people today. Although they may not be just like what hamlet experienced, the feeling of loneliness and abandonment have not changed. In a rapidly changing world the seven dimensions of wellness remain the same, the situation Hamlet is in after his father's death and his mothers remarry Hamlet's emotions take a turn. Loneliness and abandonment leads to the reason people act rash, hiding their sadness behind a mask, and loose relationships with others. Loneliness and abandonment are feeling people try to avoid but will always happen in one's lifetime.
Gladwell argues that our greatest strengths can also become our greatest weaknesses. I find Gladwell’s argument to be false based on the fact that the underdog doesn’t always win. He brings into question whether Goliath was actually a strong giant or an incapable underdog; Was David a dark horse or was he favored to win. Gladwell tells many tales in which the underdog faces obstacles they must overcome to succeed, but the underdog can’t always succeed. This is one of the flaws in Gladwell’s argument.