Hamlet Power Analysis

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In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, power is undoubtedly the reason behind his fight to purloin the throne from Claudius for his own benefit. As opposed to the common notion that Hamlet sought to remove the usurper of the throne, simply as an act of vengeance for his father. From using people in his life such as Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Polonius, and numerous other characters, Hamlet seeks to use his resources all as a means to gain the upper hand in his struggle against Claudius, and gain the power which should have rightfully been his. Beginning with Hamlet’s initial encounter with, from what appeared to be the ghost of his father. Hamlet is galvanized by the words it has to say. “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder. Murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange, and unnatural.” (1.5.31-37). These words are what suddenly unveil the enigma that is the death of King Hamlet, as well as being the catalyst for Hamlet’s plot to usurp the throne from Claudius. As the throne was rightfully his by blood, and clearly stolen by Claudius’ own selfish motives. Clearly, it is in this instance of such bitter distaste towards Claudius that Hamlet is not as galvanized by the death of his father, as most people would be. But rather towards the fact that Hamlet’s passage to …show more content…

Considering Ophelia becomes completely insane from Hamlet’s denunciation of his love for her, Hamlet’s fortuitous murder of Polonius, and his abrasive confrontation with Gertrude. In addition, his actions even triggers Claudius to attempt to subdue him, but only end up in the death of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who fell victims to the destructive and bloody path Hamlet had carved to the throne. Undoubtedly, it is all these events that certainly personify the estranged heir, as both a diabolical, and covetous heir. As his willingness

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