In Hamlet’s quest for revenge he begins to have self-doubt to whether man-slaughter is morally and politically correct. It is perfectly illustrated in the play as he proceeds on a transition of being ready to kill, to then considering if it is right or not, then heisting and wasting time, to finally dealing the deadly blow. Furthermore, it begins to become obvious that not only does Hamlet believe murdering is morally wrong, but for a sole reason it to is politically wrong. To begin with, when Hamlet has a talk with his father’s ghost it seems that the word “murder” catches him off guard, “Ghost: Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder. Hamlet: Murder?”.
Looking back, the superheroes you admired gave you a sense of justice that involved a punishment of incarceration or even death. However, this does not bring back the lives of the dead or fix the issues of the inflicted. As you get older, you may come in contact with a few stories that challenge that very notion of justice, such as “Hamlet”, by Shakespeare and “Killings”, by Andre Dubus. These stories share a similarity in that both characters, Hamlet and Matt respectively, seek retribution in their journey for justice as nearly all justice stems from that, the desire for retribution. HAMLET : Hamlet’s defines justice as a punishment for those who have wronged others.
The unjust death of a loved one leads to irrational thoughts and actions. In William Shakespeare's, Hamlet, Hamlet is driven insane by the morality of his thoughts and actions after discovering his father was mercilessly killed by his own brother, Claudius. Evidence of this is shown through Hamlet's soliloquy regarding the ghost, his confrontation with Ophelia, and his murder of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,
Picture a person always making good decisions, being kind, not hurting people and always doing this right thing. Now picture the opposite person, always getting into trouble, bullying people and doing things all wrong. Imagine how different their lives turn out and how their actions affect their lives. Sometimes a bad decision can ruin a person’s whole future. Everything does depend on how bad the decision is but in the end decisions affect something in people’s lives.
Some literary works may often deal with the concept of redressing a wrong in order to obtain justice and bring closure. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a prime example of this as Hamlet looks to bring justice to his father’s murder by the hand’s of Claudius. However, Hamlet begins to stray from his moral code as the play progresses and his gradual decay impedes him from completing what he first set out to do. Ultimately, Hamlet’s rage-fueled quest signifies the theme of vengeance corrupting the morality of a person.
Guilt in Fifth Business and Hamlet Guilt alters one’s sense of self, paralyzing them to any other emotion, slowly deteriorating their minds. In the novel Fifth Business by Robertson Davies and in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, significant characters are controlled by their guilt for similar reasons. No matter the cause, it makes them feel responsible for someone else’s suffering, motivates them to commit acts as an attempt to escape, and suffer in the end as they are always brought to their inevitable fate. These characters include Paul Dempster and Hamlet as they both experience guilt because of their parents, Leola Cruikshank and Ophelia as they have guilt in the relationships they are in, and Boy Staunton and Claudius because they both deny their wrongful deeds, but their guilt is tragically revealed throughout their lives.
Petar Antovski Professor Matthew Hotsinpiller English 2 19 July 2015 The Mystery of Death Ideas, beliefs and myths pertaining to the mystery of death imbue the eternal story of Hamlet, a work of literature art that can to this day urge its every reader to question their own faith and spirituality. From the beginning we are catapulted into a world where the limits between life and death are blurred, where the worlds of the living and the dead are joined. After all, one of the first characters to appear is the ghost of Old Hamlet. Even in the opening scene Shakespeare establishes a certain fascination with the dead.
To be or not to be morally ambiguous is to have the lack of coherence in making moral life decisions. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet goes through a great transformation. Hamlet seeks revenge toward Claudius who he believes killed his father for the throne. In many of Shakespeare’s play there is always a hero and a villain, but in Hamlet, Hamlet plays a pivotal role because he can be viewed as both the hero and the villain. Hamlet is seen as a morally ambiguous character due to the decisions he makes throughout the plot of the novel that ends up leading him to his demise.
Hamlet’s nature causes him to contemplate the physically of death and its most intimate complications. In Act 1, Hamlets is torn and tortured by grief and misery from the death of his father and the incestuous marriage of his mother with Claudius. So much so, Hamlet considers suicide but restrains himself from doing so due to the possibility of eternal suffering in the afterlife. Hamlet again goes further into contemplation of the afterlife and suicide, in his infamous “To be or not To be” soliloquy. He states in “To be or not To be” that the afterlife is an undiscovered world, and that no one has ever returned.
Theodore Roosevelt, our twenty-sixth president, once said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Being able to make sound decisions that will satisfy one’s desires and benefit others is extremely difficult, so in order to not make the wrong choice, many people are indecisive. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet is like most people -- unable to make the decision of whether or not to kill the one presumed to be his father’s murderer, Claudius, in fear that he will kill an innocent man if Claudius is in truth innocent. Even though some choices may lead to a wrong action, being decisive is a trait that will help one achieve