Like many things, Hamlet is intelligent and honorable, but his indecisiveness is the cause of his tragic downfall. In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare portrays that Hamlet is very incapable of finishing the task at hand. Throughout the drama Hamlet faces many trials and tribulations due to his late father Hamlet, who was murderously killed by Claudius. His inability to kill Claudius and himself is one grand flaw of an epic hero. After King Hamlets passing, Hamlet entered an unknown state of mind that not only feared others for his wellbeing, but also feared himself.
But we can see after he finds out about the truth, he is forced to act because of his morality beliefs. The battle in Hamlet’s tragedy occurs in a dynamic society that is created by opposing forces that contradict with each other and Hamlet is a philosophical prince who blames the court for impunity, injustice, and murder; and all of these problems prevents him from being a part of court’s social life and he becomes depressed. Hamlet’s deep depression effects on his behaviors until he even doesn’t act like prince and becomes mad. His madness effect on his judgment and makes him to become obsessed with the death; even he sees death as the only way to take revenge. We can see that Hamlet explores death in every facet of the play from many different angles and how he develops his definition of death from the materially to morality perspective.
He was to the point where he thought it would just be easier to die than to live with all these struggles. Hamlet’s uncle Claudius killed his father which put a huge burden on his shoulders because he loved his father so much. What made it even worse was his mom, Gertrude, ended up marrying Claudius short after King Hamlet 's death. After the king was murdered, Hamlet saw his father’s “ghost” which told him that Claudius was in fact the one that killed him and that he wanted Hamlet to seek revenge for him by killing Claudius, but not to punish his mother for remarrying. He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time.
The first example of inhumanity in Hamlet is when Hamlet wants to kill himself, but he will not because his God made a law against suicide. “O, 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! O God, God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable. Seem to me all the uses of
In the first act of the play, Hamlet curses God for making suicide an immoral option or a sin. He states, “that this too solid flesh would melt,/ Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!/ Or that the Everlasting had not fix’d/ His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!” (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 129-132).
Hamlet: The Original Rebellious Teenager “Melancholy accounts for Hamlet’s inaction. Its immediate cause is simply that his habitual feeling is one of disgust at life and everything in it—himself included. Such a state of feeling is inevitably adverse to any kind of decided action.” - A.C. Bradley
This is a good word to describe Hamlet as he does awful things to others, but he feels no remorse. “After he kills Polonius, he begins to ‘wring" his mother's "heart.’ (Colston 19).” The irony of this is that he committed murder just a moment ago, and he is acting self-righteous and accusing his mother. Hamlet shows no remorse for murdering Polonius as he even makes a joke of it to Claudius and does not even give him a proper burial.
Love is Toxic “ But never doubt that I love” (2.2.119). Throughout the play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Hamlet professes much love to his girlfriend Ophelia. However he begins to mistreat her through his antic dispositions caused by revenge on his uncle, King Claudius, who killed his father.
Then he starts saying “To do’t…. O, from this time forth, my thoughts be bloody,or be nothing worth!”. So hamlet is thinking that he should kill him and him thinking if all this is even worth it or if he shouldn’t even try. The reason that hamlet is calling himself all these names and everything was because of his father’s death. Hamlet’s actions aren’t justified because the longer he waits to kill him the longer he thinks badly about
In the play Hamlet, we are introduced to Hamlet’s character who stumbles upon the Ghost of his father and swears to avenge his father’s murderer. Shakespeare uses the character, Hamlet, to illustrate the theme of madness. Due to the chain of events that has occurred in Denmark, it is proven that these events drive Hamlet towards insanity. As the play progresses, Hamlet has starts transitioning into a mad person through his act of madness. By the end of the play, Hamlet’s state of mind has gone out of control.
Everyone, at one point or another, ponders the idea of their death and how short life is. In Act V, Scene I of Hamlet, Shakespeare notes that even royalty and nobility struggle with the concept of dying and its impact. In the scene, Hamlet encounters two desensitized gravediggers who have handled so many bodies that they elate the gruesome and morbid conditions of their practice. Originally upset with the gravediggers blasphemy, Hamlet grows more absorbed with the bodies beneath the boneyard. When he stumbles upon the decaying cranium of his jokester from adolescence, Hamlet undergoes an epiphany regarding living and dying.