Once the ghost proves himself to be his father, he does not immediately believe the ghost’s claims, despite the validity of them. In fact, he goes as far as putting on an entire play just to see his uncle’s reaction to the scene that is similar to Hamlet’s father’s murder. The standard of “beyond reasonable doubt” is simply unacceptable to him. Hamlet becomes obsessed with
Hamlet wishes to get revenge for his father's death, but is mentally unable to kill his uncle Claudius. This causes him to have an internal conflict with himself, he feels as if it's his duty to complete the task and get revenge for his father. On the other hand, Hamlet’s moral compass will not allow him to kill another human being. Later in the play these feelings resolve themselves a little, but this is one of Hamlet’s major challenges to overcome throughout the
In act four Hamlet ‘pretended’ that he didnt love Ophelia because her dad and claudius were watching him. If Hamlet really loved Ophelia then he would not of acted like a douche bag and made Ophelia feel like she meant nothing to him. If he did have to say those things he said to her so he can stay with her he didn 't even bother to send her a letter and tell her why he said the things he said, instead he never contacted her again he just let it be. Hamlet could have been a man and confessed his love for her in front of them and just fight for her. Another way Hamlet shows he does not love Ophelia is is the fact he feels no harm in his killing of Ophelia dad.
Certainly, in the play, “Hamlet,” it also proves the claim of reason being the cause of disasters. At the same time, Prince Hamlet demonstrates how reason did not lead to disaster and it is an uncontrolled passion that leads to disaster in the play. First, Prince Hamlet shows reason when he distrusts the ghost’s words because there was no concrete evidence of King Claudius’ sinful action. Although Prince Hamlet was captivated by his strong passion for revenge, he still had enough consciousness of thinking that the ghost is not his father and could be lying to him. This is shown during Prince Hamlet’s 2nd soliloquy in “ what a rogue and peasant slave am I,” “ The spirit that I have seen may be a devil, and the devil hath power t’ assume a pleasing
Hamlet is sane because he talks about how he had truly loved Ophelia and that his own love for her would be unmatched. Hamlet before his duel with Laertes begins to tell Laertes that at the time when he insulted Laertes and fought him it was due to his own mental illness which Hamlet proclaims was “madness” (V.ii.217-219). Hamlet 's mental state is sane because he tells Laertes that the reason for is actions back then was because he had become temporarily insane. Hamlet must be sane in order to identify whether he had gone insane because if someone was insane they would not care about the actions they had done. Hamlet’s actions are not those of sane person when he murders Claudius.When Hamlet realizes it was Claudius, who was at fault for his mother’s death, he becomes enraged and stabs him with the sword that had been poisoned at the tip.
One's negative emotions should not control his or her actions. In the book, Hamlet, Hamlet has a soliloquy which shows how he can manage to just show his emotions when there are no people present around him. Hamlet has a behaviour of an enough matured man to hide what he really feels towards his mother and his uncle marrying each other two months after his father's death. It might be because his mother, Gertrude, cannot handle the suffering alone or maybe his uncle is the only person who is there for his mother to satisfy her needs. Whatever it is, Hamlet knows that there is something wrong in the situation.
Along with avenging his death, the Ghost asks Hamlet to perform another task and says, “But howsoever thou pursuest this act, Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught” (1.5.84-85). The Ghost’s assurance of Gertrude’s safety appeals to Hamlet because Hamlet loves his mother and shows willingness to protect her. However, if the Ghost had said negative remarks about Gertrude, he would not follow the Ghost’s wishes. Furthermore, this request by the Ghost makes Hamlet emphasize family throughout the play, and it also fuels his revenge for his father. Also, the Ghost tells Hamlet how his brother betrayed him in order to become king by stating, “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown” (1.5.39-40).
Turning now to the absurd world of the two plays. To begin with, Hamlet finds himself in a world of actors where no one is who they seem. Claudius is playing the role of the king though his betrayal would suggest he is not meant to be king. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are playing the role of Hamlet 's friends while secretly working for Claudius. Even fair Ophelia, who Hamlet thought honest deceives him in Act 3 scene 1.
Hamlet says to himself “a dull and muddy-spirited rascal, peal, Like a john-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause”(563-564). These lines really explain to us how Hamlet criticizes himself because of his inability to act on his feelings, he also explains how he feels as though this is all a dream. Though, he does admit in these lines that he cannot stand up for his father’s death, and grants this to the fact that he is not truly passionate to avenge his father. These lines really stood out to me because they so clearly illustrate the conflicting feelings Hamlet has; he is in grief but doesn't know how to take action from these emotions. From these lines, I was also surprised that Hamlet criticizes himself for not having the passion to avenge his
In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Hamlet, Prince Hamlet is greeted by the ghost of his deceased father. Hamlet discovers that God is not responsible for his father’s death, yet his uncle, Claudius, is the culprit, which proves to be distressing to Hamlet. Hamlet’s genuine personality is replaced with hatred and anger and a desire for revenge. Upon hearing about his father’s unjust death, Hamlet realizes he cannot trust his closest allies. He can only trust Horatio.