After Hamlet is aware that Claudius is the cause of his father's death, he questions what is appropriate for the revenge of his father's death. He questions whether to kill Claudius, but struggles on actually going through with the plan. “The underlying theme remains Hamlet's inaction and his frustration at his own weaknesses. Here, however, Hamlet seems less introspective about his failure to kill Claudius than perhaps his failure to take his own life”(Pressley). After failing to be able to take not only Claudius's life, but his own, he questions his worth as a man.
Throughout the movie, whenever Bibbet is challenged with something, he gives in, maybe because he is unable to process ways to settle the situation, or he can not see beyond the current situation at hand. But the reason that Bibbet is checked into the intuition is, more than likely, to learn how to actually face his problems head on. In the end the intuition actually failed Bibbet, because he ultimately took his own life, because he did not know how to handle or face a situation. Bibbet was not actually prepared to handle tough situations. One could argues that the nurse actually killed Bibbet, by bringing up his weakness and drilling him with questions until he could no longer handle it.
In addition, Hamlet manages to list reasons on whether he should go through with killing himself or not which an insane person would not do. To add on to Hamlet’s stress is the possibility that something might lie “after death”(III.i.79). The fear that whatever comes after death is unknown is one of the many reasons Hamlet does not want to kill himself. Hamlet is sane because some people today still have a fear about how what comes after death is unknown. Hamlet’s behavior begins to change when they prepare to show the play that Hamlet wrote to everyone in the castle.
His ambition leads him to accept “the very firstlings of [his] heart, shall be/The firstlings of his hand” (4.1.147-148). Hamlet’s promise to avenge his father’s death by killing Claudius is put on hold because his finds himself “thinking to precisely on the’ event” (4.4.40). Hamlet’s indecisiveness is the flaw in his character. He contemplates the reasons not to kill Claudius while Claudius is praying. If Hamlet were to kill Claudius while he is repenting of his sins, he would go to heaven with his acts forgiven.
The readers knows from the prologue that Oedipus in the end did kill his father and marries his mother. Overtime he develops feeling that it could be him that killed his father and although he did try to escape his fate he did not. This proves that he is ultimately not in control of his fate.
In Act three scene one, Hamlet questions whether he should continue living or if death would be better with the lines, “To be or not to be…”. Hamlet is depressed, which is leading him down the road to contemplating suicide. He states later on that he continues living because it is a sin to commit suicide, and he would rather go to Heaven if the option were open. Another character that fears death is the King of Denmark, Claudius. He killed his brother, the former King of Denmark, which was a sin.
(Shakespeare i, vii). Macbeth is having second thought about killing King Duncan, however Lady Macbeth refused to allow him to pass up the opportunity to become king. She asked these rhetorical questions in order to make him feel ashamed of himself for not acting on his desires. Lady Macbeth's main intentions are to make the situation sount elegant so Macbeth feels comfortable killing him. She tries to reason logically with him, pointing out that he wanted to kill the king, but now when he has the opportunity too, he suddenly doesn't want to.
Perhaps those who disagree with the notion that Hamlet would fail as a king would want more evidence as to why. If that is the case, then there is no shortage of Hamlet showing weakness other than contemplating suicide. Hamlet gets his chance to kill Claudius in Scene 3 of Act 3, but decides to pass up the opportunity because Claudius was praying at the time. Later on in Scene 4 of Act 4, Hamlet criticizes himself for failing to get revenge on Claudius voicing “And spur my dull revenge! What is a man, / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to speed and feed”.
Because the prophecy decreed Banquo’s sons kings, Macbeth is worried about his legacy not being carried on, and Duncan’s death being for nothing. To prevent killing in vain, Macbeth decided to kill again. This vicious cycle leads to him giving up some of his self control every time he
Act 3, Scene 4 Pg 76-77 Lines 74-98 In this scene, Hamlet sees Claudius praying and plans to kill Claudius as he is praying. However, Hamlet thinks it through and reconsiders because he believes that if he kills Claudius as he is praying, Claudius’s sins will be forgiven. Hamlet does not want Claudius to get away with his murder and reach heaven so easily and peacefully. However, at the end of this scene Claudius says, “Words without thought will never go to heaven.” This suggests that Claudius is not genuinely praying to have his sins forgiven. He is praying thoughtlessly, therefore his prayers would not be heard or forgiven.