Emotion's Power In Hamlet

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Emotion: a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. In, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, by William Shakespeare, emotion dominates this tragedy. Hamlet's father, King Hamlet is murdered by his own brother Claudius. Claudius inherits the throne, and marries his brother's wife. Hamlet sees his father, King Hamlet's ghost, who informs Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. In frustration, Hamlet then undertakes the task to avenge his father's murderer. Emotions holds the greatest power in Hamlet, the tragedy. The reasons being is that Hamlet takes revenge on his uncle, Ophelia commits suicide as a result of her father's death, and both Laertes and Hamlet show their affection for the deceased…show more content…
Due to this the ghost of King Hamlet visits Prince Hamlet and tells him to take revenge on his uncle. Hamlet confirms stating “So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word. It is “adieu, adieu, remember me.” I have sworn’t” (I.v.116). Hamlet realizes his uncle is the murderer of his father. He says goodbye to his uncle. Implying Claudius will be killed, and promises to his father that he will avenge him. To add, Hamlet became in a state of procrastination and did not go through killing Claudius. “And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, when he is fit and season'd for his passage? No. Up sword, and know thou a more horrid hent. When he is drunk asleep or in his rage or in th’ insolence pleasure of his bed, At same a swearing, or some act…” ( III.iv.101). Hamlet reflects on what he has done since he vowed to kill the king. He feels unaccomplished that he has not taken action. Hamlet wanted to kill Claudius at the right moment. While he was in the act of committing a sin. He then swears to his father, King Hamlet that he will fulfill what the King has
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