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Hamlet Comparing His Father To Claudius Analysis

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Hamlet uses an analogy to compare his father to Claudius by saying, “so excellent a king, that was to this hyperion to a satyr.” (1.2.139-140) He describes how his father is as superior to his uncle as a god is to a beast. Hamlet's inability to differentiate between reason and emotion shows when he shares his biased comparison of his father to a god and of Claudius to a satyr. He has already developed strong emotions toward Claudius after he and Gertrude married not nearly two months after King Hamlet's death. Hamlet is not only upset that his father has died but that he has been replaced by someone far inferior to
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