In the first act, Hamlet paints himself as someone with high morals who deplored those who fake emotions to sway the opinions of others and similar behavior during a conversation with Claudius. He notes that his outward appearance of grief doesn’t illuminate how sad he really is. With this, he also implies that in general, outward appearance is not indicative of who you are as a person. From this, I gather that he has honorable ideals but that changes very quickly. He was resentful of the circumstances of his father’s death but it isn’t until Act 1, Scene 5 that his anger causes him to abandon who he truly is.
He even acknowledges that “one may smile...and be a villain” but he does not even begin to consider that the statement could apply to the ghost before him (1.5, 109). In fact, he simply uses what the ghost has told him in order to strengthen his belief in the villainy of his uncle. It doesn’t occur to Hamlet, despite his friends’ various warnings, that the ghost could potentially not be his father. It doesn’t matter to him that, once alone with it, the ghost could “assume some other horrible form,/which might deprive [his] sovereignty of reason” (1.4, 72-3). Hamlet wants to see his father and so he sees him.
He was to the point where he thought it would just be easier to die than to live with all these struggles. Hamlet’s uncle Claudius killed his father which put a huge burden on his shoulders because he loved his father so much. What made it even worse was his mom, Gertrude, ended up marrying Claudius short after King Hamlet 's death. After the king was murdered, Hamlet saw his father’s “ghost” which told him that Claudius was in fact the one that killed him and that he wanted Hamlet to seek revenge for him by killing Claudius, but not to punish his mother for remarrying. He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time.
After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Showing no reaction to the news of his former comrade’s death, Macbeth only thinks of himself: “Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect” (Shakespeare 99). Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people.
The big question is “Are Hamlet’s actions justified.” Well Hamlet was both justified and not justified. Some things he did were for a reason others were just possibly because he was pretending to have gone insane. Examples of this are the way Hamlet treated his own mother, Gertrude, and the way he treated his love Ophelia, one thing he is not justified in is delaying the murder of his uncle and his mother’s new husband Claudius. But the thing that is justified is actually killing Claudius.
Hamlet: the story of a prince who solely wants to revenge his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle. In the end, Hamlet succeeds in completing his goal, but at the price of his own life immediately following Claudius’ death. Throughout the play there were several points where Hamlet could have killed his uncle without facing immediate repercussions, however, fate intervened and caused Hamlet to delay killing Claudius until the very last second. Fate also had a role in shaping Hamlet’s fatal flaw throughout the play. Because of fate’s interference in his life, Hamlet falls victim to his fatal flaw, his inability to act, thus causing him to delay in killing Claudius, ultimately creating the perfect scenario for fate to right the wrongs of Hamlet’s father through Hamlet’s own death.
In order to execute his plan, Hamlet pretends he is going crazy, so Claudius would not suspect of him. Claudius is not completely if Hamlet is faking his insanity or not, so he sends people to watch Hamlet 's every move while Hamlet watches him simultaneously. Gertrude calls Hamlet to her room in order to figure out what is wrong with him and they have a heated discussion which included briefly discussing her sexual life. In this scene, Hamlet kills Polonius thinking it was Claudius behind a curtain. Hamlet feels no remorse whatsoever after killing Polonius, even though he never had any proof about Polonius ' involvement in his father 's death.
King Claudius is a character who has always been envious of his brother’s success, King Hamlet, and therefore, is willing to do anything in order to acquire that power. He does so by pouring poison into the King’s ear in his sleep, thus resulting in King Hamlet’s death. However, Claudius declares that the King died of a snakebite in the garden, and thus no one knew of the murder that had just taken place. The outcome of his actions is long suppressed guilt which he only shows later in the play when he is trying to pray but is unable to after knowing Hamlet knows about his father’s death, “O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven. /
The fact that Hamlet has committed murder is supported because of the following reason; Hamlet is so distracted and consumed with avenging his father’s death that he is not in touch with his own feelings. Furthermore, this proves that what he has done to achieve his purpose is irational. Hamlet explains god punished him for not avenging
Proctor died as a martyr for others to understand the value of honor, however, he buried the truth with him. Instead, he should have defended his innocence as a pure Puritan instead of dying as a condemned warlock in the eyes of the court; this would have disproven the court’s suspicion
In Scene 1 Act 2 she says “Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet; I pray thee stay with us; go not to Wittenberg" (1.2,18-19) she’s trying to protect Hamlet but not seeing that she’s actually hurting him. What made Hamlet mad was that she had married her uncle two months after his father’s death. Gertrude causes the main problem in Hamlet’s life and she does it by only thinking of herself.
Q: Is Hamlet know Claudius wants to kill him on his way to England? A: I think Hamlet has no idea about Claudius’s plan, but he doesn’t want to leave. He didn’t do any revenge yet, so he doesn’t want to leave. He may realizes Claudius knows he knows the truth, but I think he doesn’t know Claudius wants to kill him right
Guilt in Fifth Business and Hamlet Guilt alters one’s sense of self, paralyzing them to any other emotion, slowly deteriorating their minds. In the novel Fifth Business by Robertson Davies and in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, significant characters are controlled by their guilt for similar reasons. No matter the cause, it makes them feel responsible for someone else’s suffering, motivates them to commit acts as an attempt to escape, and suffer in the end as they are always brought to their inevitable fate. These characters include Paul Dempster and Hamlet as they both experience guilt because of their parents, Leola Cruikshank and Ophelia as they have guilt in the relationships they are in, and Boy Staunton and Claudius because they both deny their wrongful deeds, but their guilt is tragically revealed throughout their lives.