The play Hamlet is one of the most-famous plays written by William Shakespeare. This play dealt with madness, revenge, mortality, deceit, religion, and much more. Overtime, this paper will explain why Hamlet is so upset. Hamlet first learned that it was his uncle, Claudius, who had murdered his father. “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.v.23).
The readers could wonder if Hamlet knew all along who was behind the curtain and choose to kill him anyway to get his own type of justice against Ophelia. With these turn of events, Ophelia becomes crazy and not being able to bear her father 's death takes her own life.Ophelia 's own type of decay begins to seep its way
Hamlet’s plan to avenge his father’s death led to his own mental and physical demise. When his father’s ghost visits him, Hamlet learns that his father was murdered. In response to his son’s grief, he requests that his death be avenged by murdering the one who killed him- his own brother (Shakespeare, trans. 1864, 1.5.745-79). Upon hearing this information, Hamlet agrees to proceed with the request his father has made.
78-88). The reaction, to Hamlet, will prove that Claudius is in a guilty state of mind and is actually responsible for the Death of the prior king, Hamlet’s father. Once the speech is recited, the King reacts in just the way that Hamlet expected and flees from the theatre shouting, “Give me some light: away!” (Hamlet III,ii. 273). This just fuels the madness of Hamlet because now he feels he has reasonable motive to carry out the murder of
Throughout Hamlet, Prince Hamlet is faced against many situations that question his mental stability and ability to make decisions. His indecisiveness comes from the way he reacts to the situations he is put in and the way his mind presents these situations to him. The most important indecisive moments are Hamlet’s suicidal thoughts, his father’s ghost, and his vengeance to Claudius. When Hamlet is told by a ghost that has a resemblance of his father that Claudius had killed him, he vows to take vengeance and revenge his father’s death. Instead of taking action and killing claudius, he questions whether the ghost was actually his father asking to revenge his death or the devil resembling his father to try to tempt him into murder.
Why does one suffer when they can choose to die? One can choose to put up with suffering or choose to do something about it. Hamlet discusses the option of ending suffering because his life is a wreck, his father is dead, his mother remarried, and his new father is guilty of killing his old father. He has the option of putting up with this suffering or end it. “To die, to sleep-- no more-- and by a sleep to say we end the heartache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.”(Act III, Scene 1, Lines 67-70) Hamlet is ready to kill himself, kill his uncle Claudius.
Made for playgoers at the time it was a tragedy. Hamlet starts out with his father getting killed. A ghost comes out and tells Hamlet that Claudius murdered his father. Claudius murders old Hamlet because he is jealous of his power and wants to run the castle. Eventually, Hamlet shows his father a play and Claudius realizes that Hamlet is clearly aware of his murder.
Hamlet's overthinking and inaction led to several unnecessary murders. Hamlet knew that Claudius is guilty, yet he still wants to make sure, therefore Hamlet made a play that played out the exact way that Claudius had killed King Hamlet. Hamlet had done this in order to watch how Claudius reacts to make sure that Claudius is the one who murdered his father, “I’ll observe his looks, if he do blench, I know my course” (Ham.2.2.583-585) “Now might I do it pat, now’a is a-praying. And now I’ll do’t” ( Ham. 3.3.72-73), Hamlet says, as he is debating whether or not to kill the king as he prays and thinks to himself if he kills him now then the king will just go to heaven because he is praying.
In Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet,” he writes a long passage that is known as the “to be or not to be” soliloquy. It is famous for many reasons, beginning with the story Shakespeare tells in it. At this part in the play, Hamlet knows that Claudius has killed his uncle. Where many people believe that this soliloquy focuses on Hamlet deciding whether to commit suicide, I believe that he is rather just contemplating his existence. Hamlet is second guessing himself and his actions.
Lame. Crippled. And a dead emperor is the results one will obtain when looking up the meaning behind the name Claudius. In Hamlet the character Claudius is the antagonist, or people could also argue that he is the devil figure in the play. The play Hamlet is about a teenage boy who avenges his father 's death on his uncle who kills him.
Firstly, Hamlet is a play of a man by the name of Hamlet, whose father was murdered by Claudius, his uncle. Claudius murdered the king by pouring poison in his ear to claim the throne for himself. Hamlet is then told by a ghost to murder Claudius for revenge, and he struggles within himself for the length of play whether to do it or not. When Hamlet begins to hesitate it does more damage than good and causes a chain reaction of tragic events, and makes the readers question whether Hamlet is truly sane or not. Claudius’s corruptness begins to show when he uses his authority to order those around him to rid of Hamlet.