Hamlet’s Tragic Flaw William Shakespeare is seen as one of the best play writers to this day. He was able to make tragedies and explain human emotion in a way that is still relevant today. Hamlet is a character that has humanity and is a strong character since he values human life. Unfortunately, this also leads to his indecisiveness and inability to act, which ultimately is his tragic flaw. Hamlet first shows indecisiveness toward killing himself and can’t decide whether or not life is worth it.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
His Uncle, Claudius, killed his father so that he could be king and then proceeded to marry his mother. Almost all of Hamlet 's anger in the play is based around this event which happened before the play even
Ophelia is his girlfriend. There is one part where hamlet treats Ophelia badly. Hamlet grabs Ophelia and yells at her and he felt like Claudius and Polonius was watching him that is why he did it. In document C someone was hiding behind the curtain to see what hamlet says to his mother and hamlet thought it was Claudius (his uncle) so he stabs the person behind the curtain and it turned out to be Polonius (Ophelia's dad). When she found out she was going mad.
This claim proves to be evident because throughout the play, Hamlet tries to avenge his father’s death and goes insane doing so. This is apparent in Act III of the play when Gertrude and Hamlet are in a room of the castle and Hamlet sees the ghost of his father again. Gertrude, however, does not see the ghost because it is simply a figment of Hamlet’s imagination. (Shakespeare III.IV.131-135). Hamlet’s madness is a product of the death of his father, which supplements the claim that fathers can impact their sons in a destructive manner.
This is actually one of the reasons why Claudius is unable to punish Hamlet, because “Why to a public count I might not go, Is the great love the general gender bear him who, dipping all his faults in affection.” (4.7.20-21) The people favor Hamlet even after he wrongly murdered Polonius. Furthermore, Hamlet 's father returning as a ghost to tell Hamlet of Claudius’s crime, could convince any doubters of the validity of Hamlets claim. This does not happen however, and his whole revenge plan get everyone killed. Not only do innocent bystanders get killed, but also people Hamlet loves die. The most repulsing action though is Hamlet not taking responsibility for his actions.
His mother was manipulated to marry Claudius. This manipulation causes Hamlet to be unhappy and hurts him a lot. Hamlet does not like the people that engage in deception and manipulation because those deception and manipulation always hide really important things, like his father’s death. Due to deception and manipulation,
The play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is full of many acts of betrayal. One such of these acts is when Hamlet goes against the wishes of his father’s ghost and debates on whether or not he should kill Claudius. Not only this but he also is extremely cruel to his mother and hurts her feelings which were also against the wishes of the ghost. He wanted Hamlet to avenge his death without hurting others along the way and almost everything Hamlet did in the play went against that. Hamlet’s first act of betrayal against the ghost of his father is one that stretches throughout the entire book.
In addition, to how their differences and similarities shape their personalities, which causes them to pursue or compromise their happiness. The character of Hamlet is expressed as a protagonist. His irritated attitude towards Claudius in scene 2 of act 1 leaves the audience with a clear first impression of his nature. He is deceitful of the king, his uncle Claudius who is now the ruler of Denmark after his brothers “death”, and disgusted of his mother marrying his uncle. Hamlet is an example of someone who has compromised his happiness, in order to avenge his father’s murder.
Many individuals make a commitment to obtain a higher quality of life. Although, some individuals constantly change their mind, and find a new occupation. In the play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare, illustrates how Hamlet makes an effort to take revenge for his father's murder, but constantly renounces his course of actions. Hamlet feels that it is his obligation to take action because he is the prince of Denmark and he’s a noble son, but when an opportunity strikes, Hamlet renounces his actions and misses his opportunity to kill Claudius. Although, as the play proceeds, Hamlet refuses to allow his conscience to manipulate him.