His Father's Death And Death In Hamlet

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In the beginning of the play Hamlet, the main character, is struggling with events that have taken place in his life. His Father has recently died and his Uncle has now married his Mother. With sorrow and pain, Hamlet tries to understand and unravel the aberrant events that have taken place with his family. The events have amended the way Hamlet views death. After his Father’s death, Hamlet questions the afterlife; whether it offers a “peaceful slumber” or an “everlasting nightmare”. When Hamlet encounters his Father death, he becomes obsessed with death itself. He begins to wonder if suicide is the answer to end his suffering. In the play, hamlet says “O, that this too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew”(I.ii.133-138).…show more content…
Hamlet states, “ The spirit that I have seen, may be the devil, and the devil hath power, T’ assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps, out of my weakness and my melancholy, as he is very potent with such spirits, abuses me to damn me” (II.ii.627-632). The ghost resembles his father and leaves Hamlet confused and concerned. From the quote in the play, Hamlet believes that the ghost could possibly be the devil trying to persuade him into evil to continue his suffering. He also believes the ghost is targeting him because of his suffering; making him more vulnerable to evil. After numerous interactions between Hamlet and the ghost, the ghost reveals that he is Hamlet’s father. The ghost also reveals that his death was no accident and was murdered by his brother Claudius and should be revenged. These events challenged Hamlet and cast’s a burden to his moral faith. Hamlet decides to not act quickly with his plans of revenge considering there was no evidence to prove that Claudius killed his…show more content…
Hamlet feels if he can convince others that he has gone mad then people will be less suspicious about Hamlet’s plans with Claudius. Hamlet lets time pass and decides to spy on Claudius. During Act three, Hamlet witnesses Claudius praying for forgiveness for murdering his brother. It states, “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; and now I will do’t. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged. That would be sann’d: A villain kills my father; and for that, I, His sole son, do the same villain send to heaven” (III.iii). Hamlet begins to question the afterlife for Claudius. He considers that if he murdered Claudius in the act of talking to the Lord he could be sent to heaven, which Hamlet did not want to risk. This scene goes to show how Hamlet’s religious view’s influences his actions and

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