In the world renowned play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the main character Hamlet procrastinates his duty to avenge his father by killing his uncle/step-father Colonius, even though he prolongs his duty, it is done right. “To be or not to be.” Hamlet fulfills his duty to reach his full potential by confirming Claudius actually did murder the former king of Denmark. Hamlet also confirms that when he kills Claudius will suffer after death as well. Hamlet, with advice from Horatio, gives himself some extra time to make sure that he can and will kill Claudius, before their battle. Hamlet does delay his task to avenge his father but, he does at the right time and he does it properly.
Are hamlet's actions justified or not justified that is the question? In this essay I'm going to explain if his actions are justified through different documents. My opinion is that his actions were justified and some examples why are because his uncle is the one who killed his father and his mother married his uncle not to long after. In document A the ghost of his father says "Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder" what he means is he wants hamlet to revenge his soul (killing the uncle). Were starting this off with Gertrude.
I think that because, at the end he got his revenge and killed him, it might’ve took a long time to do it and it did cost people’s lives, but he got his revenge. In document F it says, “For God only can take vengeance of the sole,” In document e, it says, that Claudius, started praying because he knew that hamlet knows about his murder. At the end of his prayer he says, “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” In document A, it says that the killing of Claudius is justified because, Claudius lied about killing the old king, Claudius also stole his brother’s wife, life, and his crown. The ghost of the king said, “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown.” To hamlets face. I believe that hamlets actions were not justified but one is, because revenge isn’t a good thing, but Claudius is not just a murderer he is a stealer too.
He responds to events by thinking about them. When the Ghost tells him that his father had been murdered, he didn’t just believe Ghose for no reason;, instead, he decides to make a plot as a proof that Claudius
Laertes found out about his father 's death, and immediately returned home. He confronted the King and accused him of the murder of his father. Claudius told Laertes that Hamlet was responsible for his father 's death. He then decides to kill Hamlet to avenge the death of his father. He and Claudius enact a plot to kill Hamlet.
All of these characters seek revenge for the death of their fathers by taking the matter into their own hands: Fortinbras seeks war against Denmark (former King Hamlet killed Fortinbras’ father), while Laertes returns from Paris to Eslionor to fight for his dead father 's honor. However, the way these two characters carry themselves is much different than the way Hamlet does. He, himself speaks of Laertes and Fortinbras as people who are basic contrasts to him. The reader understands this in Act IV, Scene iv where Hamlet describes Fortinbras and his valiant character and promises to become somewhat more like him. Hamlet says, "Witness this army of such mass and charge/ Led by a delicate and tender prince,/ Whose spirit with divine ambition puff 'd/ Makes mouths at
In Shakespeare 's Hamlet, King Hamlet is unexpectedly killed. When King Hamlet 's ghost visits his son, the ghost tells Prince Hamlet, that his death was intentional. Spurred on by his father, he resumes to immediately plan for revenge. Prior to his seek for revenge, King Claudius had wed Hamlet 's mother, Gertrude, causing an already forming animosity between the uncle and nephew, to thicken. Polonius, Claudius ' court advisor, had a daughter, Ophelia, who was to become Hamlet 's love interest.
In Shakespeare’s play, at first he’s initially just the protagonist. By the end of act one scene five, King Hamlet’s ghost gives him a task, to “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” (1.5.25) These instructions are traditionally heroic, for real, Hamlet has to avenge the death of his father. But Hamlet is going to act insane instead (or is he…? ), which leads to honor coming in at the beginning of act two scene one. By the end of act 1, we know that Polonius wants Ophelia to protect her “honor” (or what was considered honor way back when) by rejecting Hamlet’s advances.
He in the beginning went through depression which is quite normal, when a person dies naturally the first reaction is to get sad but when the ghost (Hamlets father) came and informed Hamlet that he didn’t just die but in fact was murdered, changed the who perspective and thought process of Hamlets decisions. When his anger took over he began to plot and plan how he would extract revenge on his uncle, now step father king Claudius. So when he sees the king praying he thought what a perfect opportunity but later changed his mind because he thought that since he was praying that when he died he would go up to heaven but Hamlet wanted him to suffer just like his father did. So when actors came into town, he thought what better way to mess with his conscience then having what the king did be based on a true story and so the reaction that the king had was exactly what Hamlet wanted. However in the play Hamlet was depicted as a mad man when under the surface he was very smart and calculated.