Hamlet Turning Point Analysis

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Throughout the play Hamlets characters has the largest impact on the story and plot out of all the other characters. It is his actions that set everything in motion for the rest of the play, for better or for worse. At the start of the play Hamlet is depressed about his father’s death and faced with is mother’s remarriage in put in an uncomfortable situation dealing with his new step father’s way of running the country. “O if only this far too solid body of mine would melt, thaw, and turn itself into dew...” it’s clear by these lines that Hamlet is expressing his want to just die and melt away from this situations he’s in. Hamlet goes on to say in the same soliloquy “… only two mouths death- no, not that long, not quite two-and my father, who…show more content…
As the play continues Hamlet is confronted by the ghost of his father and is told that he was murdered by Claudius while sleeping in the garden. This is a major turning point for Hamlet early on in the play because now he has a purpose, to seek revenge against Claudius for murdering his father. “So uncle, there you are. Now, as to my promise… I’ve sworn to do it…show more content…
Hamlet dubs the play mouse trap because of its insidious intent. While the play is happening all of Hamlets attention is focused on Claudius while everyone else is watching the play. When the moment of truth comes and the death scene happens Claudius is made very uncomfortable by it and ask for the play to stop. This scene is crucial to Hamlet because he gets the conformation that he was seeking, which leads to him making more rash actions. Such as in a later scene was Hamlets mother is asking him why he’s acting so strange. Hamlet had told Horatio about is intent and the purpose of his actions but did not tell his mother. As Hamlet is speaking with is mother he hears a noise coming from the curtains. Hamlet pulls his sword and stabs at the drapes suspecting the king to be hiding be hide them but instead runs is sword through the king’s advisor

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