They use deceptive language to ensure that they cover up some mistakes that could make them guilt nature. Thus, the deception is designed to benefit the characters through drawing attention away from their suspicious activities. In Hamlet, the entire story revolves around Hamlet’s dilemma of means to murder his uncle, whilst being deceptive enough; therefore, that no one finds out regarding the cost. Claudius utilizes deception to protect himself from being jailed for his crime of murdering the King. Claudius says that “ To our most valiant brother…” demonstrates that he was not remorseful regarding his brother’s death and may be covering up the reality that he murdered him (Hamlet 21).
I find this to be surprising as the audience knows that Hamlet’s madness is not caused by Ophelia. Instead, it is caused by the fact that Claudius might have murdered his father. I wonder if they will find out the real cause of Hamlet’s madness. If they do, will they punish Polonius for being wrong? I think we will find out pretty soon as Polonius has devised a way to test his hypothesis by hiding behind an arras while Hamlet and Ophelia talk.
In Hamlet Act four, it clarifies how Hamlet is being demanded to kill Claudius, but he is afraid to. For what Hamlet did to kill Polonius was unnecessary, he did not know that it was Polonius, Hamlet thought it was Claudius, and instantly, he was genuinely in a bad spot for what he is going through. Hamlet may not plan to carry out his father’s revenge, therefore making his decision can fulfill his destiny. Hamlet is apprehensive about his crowd to believe he’s the bad guy of this. But apparently, he is innocent about why he killed Polonius.
As he is more of the thinking type, meaning he will rarely speak his thoughts aloud, he admits he’s weak. However, this is seen in contrast when Hamlet shows his split personality by killing Polonius, thinking it is Claudius instead of being the coward he usually is. He proves that he actually has some of his father’s heroic traits. “Now might I do..” “..now I’ll do 't” “...so am I revenged” his evident procrastination suggests the weakness of his character and that he cannot bring himself to serve justice for his father 's death. Hamlet’s desire to follow his father’s ghosts wish is strong, he thirsts for revenge yet he can’t figure out a way to kill Claudius as he cannot find the right time.
Was it because he had strategically planed or was it because he was not positive his uncle was the murder? Hamlet was smart with how he made everyone think he was mad. He wanted to through off everyone to make it easier for him to take vengeance for hid father. This shows that Hamlets mind thinks differently and is always thinking. At the end of the book Claudius wants Hamlet to drink and was deliberately forcing him to drink.
It inflames him to damn his uncle as well as kill him. Again it is against his conscience to commit murder. As Prosser indicated in his book Hamlet and Revenge, “that a man who refuses to follow the dictates of virtue cease to be a man, since he cannot be partaker of the divine condition, and is turn into a beast. By this view, the decision to surrender the will to God, for example, to obey the command against private vengeance, would not be ignoble retreat but the noblest act of which the free will is capable. It is these view that Hamlet challenger in the two great soliloquies of moral choice.
This archetype is shown through Hamlet’s values and actions. One aspect of a tragic hero is that the character must be flawed in his judgment. For example, upon listening to Claudius’ confession of to God, Hamlet confirms that Claudius is his father’s murderer. However, he still delays in killing him. Once more, Hamlet makes the wrong choice, believing that this is not the right time to kill Claudius.
When reading Hamlet, readers may not pick up on Hamlet’s Shadow. Hamlet himself is unaware that he behaves instinctively as a killer and doesn’t realize that his actions are morally wrong, and the reader can easily take from this that Hamlet is truly in the right and that the actions he takes are justified due to his problematic relationships. Claudius tells Gertrude, “When sorrows come, they come not in single spies, but in battalions” to remind her that bad things normally happen in quick succession after long periods emotional rest (IV, v, 61-62). In Act 1, the Ghost says, “Murder most foul, as in the best it is. But this most foul, strange, and unnatural” when Hamlet is becoming gung-ho about murdering his father’s killer (who he does not yet know is Claudius).
In addition to revealing Hamlet 's plot to catch his uncle for the murder of the king, Hamlet 's second soliloquy uncovers the true principle of Hamlet 's inner conflict. Hamlet is undeniably committed to avenging his fathers’ death, yet he cannot act on his ambition due to his distain for calculating revenge. Hamlet deems himself a coward because he has not taken any direct action against the new king. His self-condemnation takes several forms, including a series of self-demeaning insults based upon his self loathing which stems from him feeling he has done nothing to take revenge on Claudius. The plan to kill Claudius catches hamlet in the crossfire between using his animal instinct and avenging his fathers’ death, or obeying his common
Polonius ' family members have close relationship with each other while Hamlet 's relationship with Gertrude and Claudius is a bit distant. - They are different in the way they make a decision. While Hamlet seems to be careful in making a decision, which is shown when he plans on feigning madness and playing The Murder of Gonzago to assure that what the ghost said is true and Claudius murdered his father, Polonius is impulsive as he says he is willing to die if Hamlet is not mad because of Ophelia without any realistic proof. - They are also different in the way they think. For example, Polonius tells Laertes to embrace his old friends but Hamlet does exact opposite to this.