In the end Hamlet kills Claudius however, how he kills him is ironic because Claudius killed Hamlet’s father with poison and Claudius gets killed by his own poison. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet is faced with both internal and external conflicts that influence him throughout the play. One internal conflict that Hamlet faces within himself is his issue of trust which was exemplified by him being uneasy about his father’s apparition and not sure if it was true or a demon created by the devil himself. Another internal conflict he faces is his tragic flaw, which is his inability to make a solid decision. Hamlet was also faced with his external conflicts; the largest is his ongoing battle with Claudius and his plan to kill him for this
Throughout the play Hamlet continues to act insane and even dies with the act continuing. Even after Hamlet gathers all the evidence that proves Claudius is the murder, Hamlet continues to behave in a strange way. When he mistakenly murders Polonius he does not react as a sane person would. This act enrages Laertes, who then wants to avenge his father’s death. Driven to madness by the murder of his father, Laertes, with the help of Claudius conspires to kill Hamlet.
Hamlets pride for his father became wrath for claudius and his self-gains. Wrath is an intense emotional response. Wrath is also known as anger. Claudius kills wants to kill Hamlet because Hamlet knows about how Claudius killed King Hamlet. Unlike killing King Hamlet out of jealousy and pride he wants to kill Prince Hamlet purely on knowing too much.
This questioning only led to one of the strongest emotions that Hamlet had to experience and this was the feeling of despair. Hamlet had reached the point of feeling as if he had lost hope and desire, lost a “point” to live, also feeling as if life had no directive. This exact point of Hamlet’s emotional state was observed and recognized in one of Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy, Soliloquy #4. Shakespeare’s genius mind did so well at demonstrating a sensation of despair that he did so through the use of parallel structure, which is the continuous use of a grammatical pattern throughout your compared items or ideas. Shakespeare does so by writing, “To be or not to be, that is the question: / Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer / The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, / or to take arms against a sea of troubles… / ...To die: to sleep” (3.1.56-60).
Throughout King Macbeth’s impassioned soliloquy in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, his insecurity and inferiority complex is highlighted as he strives to rationalize his position as king and murderer. At the beginning of his soliloquy, Macbeth declares that “to be thus is nothing” despite having committed heinous crimes to become this “nothing”. The parallel structure used in “to be thus” and “to be safely thus” juxtaposes what he has and what he lacks as king, indicating his feeling of inferiority in and his lack of worth of his stolen crown (48). By committing horrible sins to achieve the crown, he had soiled the title of it and demoted it into “nothing”. King Macbeth also reveals that he believes the Sisters placed “upon [his] head...a fruitless crown and put a barren sceptre in [his grip]”, exhibiting how he will not be able to leave behind a legacy as king and how Banquo’s sons will take over his already unstable rank.
Hamlet then goes on to say, “who would fardels bear,To grunt and sweat under a weary life” (3;18;84-85) and is asking the question of how anyone would want to continue their life in his situation. Due to the Ghost coming back and telling Hamlet that the death of his father was not an accident, Hamlet is now responsible for killing King Claudius. Killing a King is not easy and the longer Hamlet takes to actually complete the task, the more Hamlet is driving himself into actual madness. That madness only being created from the extraordinary amount of stress that Hamlet is under. The madness, the stress,
As a result, Hamlet strategizes to perform revenge on Claudius for his malefaction. Hamlet, the main protagonist, displays a multitude of dynamic traits that emerge as the play develops. In the tragedy that follows, Hamlet is recognized for being indecisive and is often drawn to difficult questions that cannot be answered with any certainty. The build up of Hamlet’s indecisions begin to become apparent when he questions whether the unknown beyond of death is easier to bear than life. Hamlet’s thoughts of contemplation is shown when he uncovers the internal struggles of life and death.
To be or not to be morally ambiguous is to have the lack of coherence in making moral life decisions. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet goes through a great transformation. Hamlet seeks revenge toward Claudius who he believes killed his father for the throne. In many of Shakespeare’s play there is always a hero and a villain, but in Hamlet, Hamlet plays a pivotal role because he can be viewed as both the hero and the villain. Hamlet is seen as a morally ambiguous character due to the decisions he makes throughout the plot of the novel that ends up leading him to his demise.
“What’s worse, looking jealous or crazy”? Hamlet’s cynical, melancholy, and full of hatred for his uncle Claudius and his insane behavior is evident throughout the play. Hamlet is obsessed with avenging his father’s death. Hamlet is indecisive and hesitant, but at other times, he’s prone to rash and impulsive acts of violence. His madness is shown through his strong love for Ophelia and the depths he is willing to take to show how much he loves her.
Shakespeare’s application of soliloquies discussing existential questions and human futility through the rhetorical question “What a piece of work is a man?” emphases Hamlet disillusionment and powerlessness in enacting his task enduring spiritual repercussions. Leading responders to reflect upon the psychological effect of revenge and sympathise with him. In Hamlet’s first soliloquy the dramatic technique of asides and high modal language “Frailty, thy name is women”, proves Hamlet is chaotically searching for answers blaming himself and other around him. Hamlet’s depression is evident through the alliteration “self-slaughter”. negative emotions and lack of affirmation from his decision.