In this chapter there will be dealt with the biggest dishonesties shown by each character and the way these behaviors have contributed in the life of the main character Hamlet,and what kind of role they have played in the tragic ending of the story. Firstly the cruelest figure in the play, Claudius will be analysed. The way how he has killed his brother and married his widow. How do his actions degrade up to the point he indirectly kills Hamlet? It willbe spoken of Gertrude`s role as a mother.
In Hamlet there are many forces that motivate Prince Hamlet’s behavior to change and seek revenge. The leading force for Hamlet’s behavior to change is his mother marrying her dead husband’s brother two months later. In the play Hamlet states “O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason/ Would have mourned longer-married with my uncle,/ My father’s brother, but no more like my father” ( I.ii.150-152). This explains that Hamlet is frustrated because his mother moved on so fast and it seemed to him that she never really loved King Hamlet. Hamlet also claims that “Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,/That can denote me truly” ( I.ii.82-83 ).
These sentiments are endured by Hamlet in varying forms and times over the course of the story. The introduction of Hamlet lets the reader know that he is experiencing an emerging state of grief over his father’s death, impacting his overall manner, dress and speaking. “To be or not to be”, arguably the most acclaimed soliloquy in literature, deals with the contemplation of suicide, mortality, and duty to do what is right. These topics are weighty and require serious contemplation from a character, reader or theatregoer’s standpoint. Shakespeare’s build up of tension and further introspection, create a long lasting effect on those who read the piece.
His disclosure to Hamlet about his duplicitous murder fueled the young heartbroken and mentally weak Hamlet into a state of fury which set the degenerative scenes of the play to follow. Hamlet is a charismatic young prince who is grief-stricken by his father 's untimely death and appalled by his mother’s marriage to his uncle only a few weeks after her husband’s death. This perpetual state of grief drives Hamlet to search for any means of consolation, even if he may find it under unbelievable circumstances. This is highlighted when Hamlet is approached by some of the guards who tell him that they have witnessed an apparition who bears the resemblance to Hamlets deceased father. While Hamlet, under normal circumstances, would most likely disregard this information he is, however, in such a state of despair that not even unbelievable circumstances are enough to ward off his dedication to speak to his father, even if
Adversity can take us by surprise, but everyone at some point in life experiences it. The way our personal identity can be shaped is through our phases of adversity.The experiences of dealing with difficulties can shape the way we view life and the actions that will show our persona. When we persevere adversity and obstacles it shows our reputation and our true type of identity.In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare, illustrates the way Hamlet, as well as other characters, deal with adversity through the types of motives they are seeking. we see prince Hamlet feeling far from cheerful due to his father's death and his unstable family. He shows his hardships and loss of identity throughout the story, but we see it in-depth during his mourning phase when he can't seem to deal with anyone.He goes to the people that he feels close to, the ones he can trust, and his perspective on life and maturity grow throughout the story.
When Hamlet loses his father he must find a way to save himself before his depression hurts him. Hamlet looks to confide in the first person that truly understands him: Horatio. In his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses the relationship between Hamlet and Horatio to represent the fatherly bond Hamlet lost. The characterization of Hamlet and Horatio 's bond through the grief of death, their respect for each other, and how much they care about one another proves how Hamlet replaces his father with Horatio out of desperation for someone to look up to, just as he did his father. Hamlet is immediately drawn to Horatio because of their shared grief over the death of King Hamlet.
Hamlet’s Character Analysis Introduction In hamlet, the main theme identified is related to revenge. This means that the dominant characters try to bring out this theme. The male characters in the story such as Hamlet and Laertes are main proponents of this theme; for instance, the lead protagonist, is in a battle with his uncle King Claudius over allegations that he killed his father and took over the throne. He is therefore on a mission to avenge his father and punish King Claudius. He also is unhappy with the fact that the King married his mother immediately after his father demise; Hamlet perceives it as a sign of disrespect to his late father.
IOC Commentaries -Hamlet- The extract given befits in Act III, scene 1 of the tragedy “Hamlet” written by William Shakespeare. This extract shows an important moment in the play, when Hamlet, the protagonist, contemplates whether or not to kill himself because his mother married his uncle, after his father’s death. Throughout the soliloquy he is depicted as a complex character who seeks the profound meaning of life, yet he is followed by an inexplicable feeling of not being able to proceed with putting an end to it. Shakespeare uses a great deal of stylistic and literary devices to underscore the main themes of this extract: life versus death and action versus inaction, which, I will be discussing in the following analysis. Hamlet begins his soliloquy with one of the most famous lines in English that is “To be or not to be”.
Hamlet is now starting to have plans and ideas, trying to discover the reality about his father’s death, puting his thoughts focuses just in find the true and take an crucial action, take revenge for his father. The mental health of Hamlet at this point in the story can be interpreted as unstable mind because, he is little by little falling into depression.
In the soliloquy it states “A broken voice, and his whole function suiting” this also indicates how distraught he is towards his father death and the events in which had led after this incident. Hamlet’s staging to this section of the soliloquy would have been him acting and seeming distraught as well as having an appealing facial expression in which would question his madness within him. His posture would be delicate and fragile as if about to break or fall apart. The first section of the soliloquy has Hamlet questioning the player in the play and hims oneself as he sees himself in the position of the player by the way he expresses his feelings and thoughts to the kings death. In this first section there are examples of end rhyme within the stanzas, in lines 541,542 both stanzas end with