Emotion In Hamlet

804 Words4 Pages
Power: the ability or right to control people or things, as defined by Merriam Webster. Power can play a big role in a person’s life whether they know it or not. Emotion can also play a big role in a person’s life as well. That’s why I think emotions play the biggest role in The Tragedy of Hamlet because it influences several people throughout the play. Hamlet is flooded with emotions at the death of his father and seeks revenge. This leads to many emotion-powered decisions to happen throughout the play. First off, Hamlet lies to and manipulates Ophelia in the play. Hamlet is on a mission to kill Claudius to get revenge for his father’s death. Hamlet commits to the revenge seeking of murdering King Claudius when he writes “So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word… I have sworn’t” (I.v.117-119). After speaking with the ghost, Hamlet swears to go after Claudius. Hamlet is convinced by the ghost to kill King Claudius. If Hamlet wasn’t so upset or angry about his dad dying, he wouldn’t feel the need to end Claudius. He wouldn’t feel the need to seek revenge in the first place. Trying to kill Claudius…show more content…
Hamlet speaks to Ophelia, “You should not have believed me, for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not” (III.i. 126-129). While Hamlet is speaking to Ophelia, he first talks about how he loved her once then explains to her that he does not love her. Ophelia is upset because she is in love with Hamlet. Ophelia’s death is confirmed by the doctor when he says “He obsequies have been as far enlarged as we have warranty. Her death is doubtful, and, but that great command…” (V.i. 234). It’s not directly stated that Ophelia killed herself although it’s very likely because Hamlet tells her that he does not love her and she believed him. The emotion of love has drawn Ophelia to kill herself. Not everyone thinks this to be truth,
Open Document