Hamlet’s reaction to his father, King Hamlet's death, especially after he appears to Hamlet as a ghost and tells him he was murdered by Claudius, weighs heavily on Hamlet, leading him into a spiral of depression in which he contemplates suicide. "O that this too too solid flesh would melt;thaw and resolves itself into a dew . . . It is not, nor it cannot come to good.
Claudius is calm and relaxed until the ghost appears before Hamlet. It’s almost as if Claudius could feel the presence of the man he assassinated in cold blood. Claudius tries to forget the sin he committed when he murdered King Hamlet, which goes well until the ghost appears. Ghost Hamlet’s appearance eventually drives Prince Hamlet insane.Hamlet starts out as simply acting to be insane to confuse Claudius, and to keep him from uncovering Hamlet’s plot to slaughter Claudius. He starts to contemplate literally everything that comes across his mind.
Soon Hamlet sees his father in ghost form and he tells him that he was killed “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (1.3.25). His father tells him to pretend to be ignorant and to be aloof pretending he doesn’t know what has happened. It also angers Hamlet that his mother could still be with Claudius after he killed her husband”..The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” (1.3.38-9) but he knows she had a play in his death also. He pretends his actions are due to the fact that his father has died. His Sewell 1 actions are understandable because his father was killed and he is planning his revenge slowly yet surely against his uncle.
They notice that it looks a lot like the dead king and decided to bring Prince Hamlet to encounter it. At this point the ghost finally starts to talk to someone. He informs Hamlet that he was murdered by his brother Claudius and cannot go to Heaven until the crime that was committed against him has been answered for. Hamlet is surprised by this news. He swears to complete the Ghost’s request and he makes the guardsmen who saw him talk to the Ghost to swear to secrecy.
The ghost reveals to him the truth about his death, he was murdered by his own blood; his brother Claudius, who assumed the role of King. Hamlet is now on a mission to avenge his father and kill King Claudius throughout the play. Many say he was hesitant and a victim of procrastination for waiting until the end of the play to avenge his father but Hamlet is capable, he just was never presented with the perfect opportunity. There were many obstacles preventing Hamlet to accomplish this task. Hamlet was held back by his love for his mother, his emotions, and fear of
The ghost of Hamlet's father is the one who told Hamlet everything, that his uncle killed him and he wants hamlet to get revenge as it says in Document A. In document E Claudius prays and Hamlet says "now he is praying; And now I'll do it and so he goes to heaven" so there for he delays the killing like I said in the other paragraph. In the final scene of the play Hamlet does a fencing match with Laertes and he has a sword with poison on it. After the fencing match Hamlet quickly stabs Claudius and makes him drink the poison drink. Hamlet also got scratched by the sword and Laertes.
Hamlet is clearly distressed about his father’s death, but what brings about his suspicions is a visit from his father’s supposed ghost, who tells him that Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, poisoned him. From that point on, Hamlet plots and plots how to reveal his uncle’s guilt and get his revenge. But Hamlet is not a violent, murderous person. He is a scholar.
The ghost of his father informs him that he is going to suffer from the tormenting flames of hell because of his sins. By this line, the ghost notify Hamlet that he is in purgatory. Hamlet says, “My hour is almost come / When I to sulf’rous and tormenting flames / Must render up myself.”/ “ doomed for a certain term to walk the night / And for the day confined to fast in fires...”, Because of which Hamlet is also longing to send Claudius in the hell by killing him while he is doing any sin, so that he should not get opportunity to confess his sin to the god . As he informs in the lines, “ and so he goes to heaven /And so am i revenged that would be scanned:/A villain kills my father, and for that,/I his sole son, do this same villain send/ To heaven”./And am i then revenged/ To take him in the purging of his soul,/When he is fit and seasoned for his passage ? …”/“When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage,/Or in th’ incestuous pleasure if his bed,/At game, a swearing, or about some act/That has no relish of salvation in’t /Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven…”/“As hell, whereto it goes...”/.
77-100) of his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare depicts Hamlet, following Claudius’s revelation of his guilt, as he is faced with the opportunity to kill his father’s murderer while he prays. Finally, Hamlet has the chance to fulfill his promise to his father and enact revenge, but ultimately decides killing his uncle in prayer would neither bring self-satisfaction nor redemption. Through his seething tone and imagery, Shakespeare demonstrates Hamlet’s extreme hatred of Claudius as well as the difficulty in pursuing internally satisfying revenge on one’s enemies. Upon seeing Claudius in prayer, Hamlet is fully prepared to murder him immediately. Claudius is alone and his guards are not around to protect him, providing Hamlet with a seemingly opportune time to quickly and efficiently enact his revenge, and Hamlet can barely contain his anticipation.
It is my firm belief that he is faking it and is only using his facade to ensnare his uncle into a trap so that he can kill him. Before I get into the the evidence that will prove my points I would first like to go into a little set-up starting from the beginning of the play. When the play opens we seem to find Hamlet almost melancholy and stable, which then his stability is rocked a bit by the arrival of a ghost that looks just like his father. Now at this point we definitely begin to think of him an insane, but there are a few things I Would like to point out here. Firstly, he isn 't the only one to see this apparition, in fact, it is seen by two guards and his close friend Horatio whom are the first to see it and report it to Hamlet.