Claudius doesn’t confess and puts on quite a show during the murder scene that one would be puzzled as to why no one could see past his fake, friendly exterior. Claudius failing to confess just illuminates his truly malicious spirit. The ghost is also a character that sparks many questions within the play. Hamlet himself questioned whether the ghost was actually his father or the devil in disguise, trying to tempt Hamlet in committing a crime just as wicked as his step-fathers. However, Hamlet quickly dismisses that thought and convinces himself he needs to murder Claudius for revenge.
Then later on he follows a ghost of his father and the father tells him of who kills him. He later says this “May weep to revenge.” (Shakespeare 35). This quote conveys that if Hamlet thought that this is a ghost and him might be going insane. No one the actions he did would’ve ever happened. He could’ve have lived a life where all he knew was his father was dead because of natural cause, but he took it a step to far.
In William Shakespeare’s well known play Hamlet, there are several acts of violence that often keep the readers on their toes constantly wondering what will happen next. It all begins with the death of King Hamlet and comes to an end with no royal family in control of the castle, Elsinore, in Denmark. Each character has their own unique motive for self gain throughout the play, but Hamlet has a strong drive for the dangerous game of revenge. Hamlet wants to earn justice for his father who had his kingdom, wife, and crown all stolen out from underneath him when his life is innocently taken by his greedy uncle. “To be or not to be?” is the question Hamlet often asks himself along his journey of revenge, where many emotional encounters and obstacles continue to test him.
The ghost said to him “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” the ghost of the old king wanted Hamlet to seek revenge on claudius for his ‘unnatural” murder of the kind. Hamlet at first was a little bit weary of the ghost but when the ghost told Hamlet that he was stuck in purgatory until revenge was sought out, hamlet was on board. Hamlet adored his father so when the ghost asked him to seek revenge, and when it told him to murder claudius it's all he focuses on for the majority of the novel. The effect seeking justice had on Hamlet was profound. He became obsessed with finding a proper way to kill the king.
So, basically, it's important to him because he needs to act insane in order to avenge his father's death. He uses his insaneness as a sort of a crutch to commit all of the crimes without getting in trouble. So, one of the events it affects is the death of Polonius. When Hamlet stabbed his sword through the tapestry and killed Polonius because he thought it was Claudius. That was definitely a major event
He still would’ve been a noble solider of king Duncan and living his life happily. But yet they interfered revealing his future then he went on and tackled fate head first which was a huge a mistake. The obtain knowledge changed Macbeth and for the worse. He started to slowly go insane murdering innocents because they have interfered with his destiny. Wasn’t cautious about some of the prophecies the witches said because they didn’t sound realistic huge mistake which cause his death.
At the beginning of the play the ghost makes his first appearance to explain to his son why to seek revenge. ¨So art thou, to revenge, when thou shalt hear¨ (I. iv.12). King Hamlet tells Hamlet to seek revenge for his death and proceeds to tell him why. By appearing to Hamlet his father sparks a fire in Hamlet to kill King Claudius and revenge his father. As the play comes to an end Hamlet finally succeeds in getting his revenge against King Claudius.
Due to Hamlet dismissing all of his moral behavior and not caring about what is right or wrong changes the whole direction of Hamlet’s character. This leads to the entire demise of the royal family who is left slain on the floor dead by the end of the play. Although Hamlet’s behavior ends up killing multiple people who were not even meant to die, discourages readers from identifying him as purely evil or purely good--which is the true definition of an ambiguous character. Hamlet was not trying to be purely evil, he was only trying to seek revenge for his beloved father. Furthermore, Hamlet ends up dying in the end of the play after fighting and killing Laetres and Claudius, who had created a plan to slay Hamlet.
Then Hamlet meets his father's ghost and the ghost tells him the real story of how he died. The ghost then tells Crazy Hamlet to get revenge for him. Should he believe him? Why believe a ghost? Hamlet has only one way to find out if what the ghost said is true.
He may have had Bipolar I Disorder.” (Mabunay 1) This quote does not help understand the play as a whole due to Mabunay failing to address the countless intrusions on Hamlet’s life from his friends and family. By neglecting to fully understand what Hamlet has to deal with following his father's death, Mabunay cannot fully assess his mental state. "Depressive Illness Delayed Hamlet’s Revenge." by professor Neil Pickering discusses Hamlet’s depression during the play. This article is a psychoanalytic criticism as well because it discusses Hamlet’s depression and mental state throughout the play.