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.
In Hamlet, Shakespeare presented Hamlet as the prince of Denmark. When he arrive his home, he found his beloved father, the king of Denmark, is already dead. Again, his mothers marriage with his uncle came to him bolt from the blue. It was unbearable for him to accept that his parents’ conjugal bed is being shared. Then the trauma started that ended into death.
Hamlet Hamlet is a tragedy play written by William Shakespeare. It is a play that involves numerous deaths. Hamlet is the main character in the play and he is depicted as an insane person. Hamlet faked his madness so as to confuse Claudius and his assistants in order to find the truth about the death of his father. He acted strange when he was around the king and his attendants and this is evident when he tells his friend Guildenstem that "his uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived" (Shakespeare).
In the beginning of the play it is revealed that Hamlet's father has passed away and shortly after his mother, Gertrude, has married his uncle, King Claudius. “Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt,/Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew,/ Or that the Everlasting had not fixed/His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! But two months dead—nay, not so much, not two...So excellent a king, that was to this/Hyperion to a satyr.” (1.2.129-41) It is clearly difficult for him to accept the situation and move on. Life has gotten to be a struggle for him in more ways than just his mother marrying his uncle, his father just died less than two months ago and this leads Hamlet to believe his mother never loved his father. The tension between Claudius, Gertrude, and Hamlet rise from scene to scene.
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Shakespeare uses range of literary techniques such as soliloquies to express Hamlet’s depression and anger. Hamlet’s emotions play a crucial role to achieve his secret ambitions. Events such as King Hamlet’s death, Hamlet’s mother’s expeditious marriage, conflict between Hamlet and Ophelia. Hamlet’s depression and anger is expressed throughout the play but what are the causes. The root of Hamlet’s feelings of depression and anger was his father’s death.
The play “Hamlet” written by Shakespeare, is full of drama that is presented in many different way. Young Hamlet has been through so much that he has gone crazy. Hamlet has been through a lot from his mother marrying his dad’s brother to talking to a ghost. Everything important in Hamlet’s life is suddenly all confusing at once. Throughout the play “Hamlet”, Gertrude (Hamlet’s mother) and Hamlet have a distance, love, and hate relationship between each other.
As suicide is related to death, so it also related to mortality and afterlife. So, the issue of suicide which related to mortality and afterlife is the significant role in this play. Afterlife is exist for people who believe in God and these types of people have their own religion and belief. The reason the play of Hamlet is treating suicide religiously is firstly because it was written on 16th century in England where this time was the time of religion be the main source of anxiety and violence. A new kind of religious thinking is introduced by the Protestant Reformation to the English people.
In the beginning of the play Hamlet, the main character, is struggling with events that have taken place in his life. His Father has recently died and his Uncle has now married his Mother. With sorrow and pain, Hamlet tries to understand and unravel the aberrant events that have taken place with his family. The events have amended the way Hamlet views death. After his Father’s death, Hamlet questions the afterlife; whether it offers a “peaceful slumber” or an “everlasting nightmare”.
Most people live their lives based on assumptions made yet, we should be wiser and figure out the true intentions behind all these masks people wear. William Shakespeare explores this idea in Hamlet, a play about the son of the king of Denmark who was murdered by his own brother, Claudius, who then married his brother 's wife, only a month after the murder and for this reason he’s not only the uncle but, also the stepfather of Hamlet. Throughout the play, Hamlet will pretend to be crazy in order to discover the truth and revenge his father 's death. Because the characters from the play appear to be one thing while in reality they’re a whole different person, it seems that Shakespeare is arguing that we should be extremely cautious of people because they tend to wear facade and not show their authentic selves to others. Hamlet spoke to a ghost who claims to be his father 's spirit; he did consider the possibility of it being the devil, however he chose to believe the ghost was his father.