There are several theories about why Hamlet delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius. As the son of a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father. It’s a law, but he must first talk with god to ensure his safety in his journey and that taking vengeance will not send him straight to hell. The act is never performed until the end of the play. Quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father 's killer.
Although many can argue his downfall is due to his lack of trust, selfish acts, or hesitant manner, they all have one quality in common: Hamlet goes mad, and his father is the one to blame. His downfall commenced from the very beginning, starting with his father’s dark and spiteful confession: “But know, thou noble youth, the serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown,” (1.5.39-41). In this scene, the Ghost takes advantage of his grieving son’s vulnerability, knowing that Hamlet will do or say anything in honor of his dead father. His strategic use of pathos in his long
Throughout the play Hamlet uncovers horrible deeds his uncle has committed, which were “Remorseless, Treacherous, lecherous”. Hamlet wished to punish Gertrude but was prevented by his father’s ghost. In Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 3 scene 2, Hamlet will “speak daggers to her but use none” representing his future interactions with Gertrude. Shakespeare uses this metaphor to show Hamlet’s hatred towards his mother and to create tension. In Act 3 Scene 4, Hamlet reveals Claudius’ involvement in his father’s death to his mother, but she thinks Hamlet has turned into a madman.
Act 1 is a considered as a turning point in the play’s plot. Yet, before defining the content of the extract or examining its form, one should highlight its context. Hamlet’s doubts are confirmed as he musters up his courage and decides to take action. The ghost speaks to him, claiming to be his father’s spirit, come to rouse him to revenge his death, a “foul and most unnatural murder” (1.5.30). Hamlet is appalled at the revelation that his father has been murdered, and the alleged spirit of the former king tells him that the only “villain” to blame is Claudius “who now wears his crown”.
Firstly, due to all the machiavellianism he does not know whom to trust. For example, Claudius acts like a loving stepfather even though he does not like Hamlet he and wants to get rid of him. As Claudius is sending Hamlet off to England to get him killed he says “Thy loving father, Hamlet.”(4.3.l 54) He says this in order to manipulate Hamlet so that he would go and thus Claudius’ plans of killing him would be fulfilled. Furthermore Claudius is selfish and he uses people. As Polonius is killed first thing Claudius thinks about is “It had been so with us, had we been there.” (4.1.l.12) and Hamlet is “full of threats to all”(4.1.l.13).
Prince Hamlet’s inability to make crucial decisions ultimately leads to his tragic death, and that is what makes him a tragic hero. Prince Hamlet’s inability to act in dire situations is a tragic flaw that haunts him throughout the story. In one of the opening scenes, King Hamlet’s ghost tells his son to, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (Shakespeare 25). This significant quote introduces the plot of the story as well as plants the seed of the internal conflict Prince Hamlet has yet to face. This quote also reveals Prince Hamlet’s feelings towards his father’s murder on top of the anger he has over his
Hamlet is quite struggling about to live or to die. At the beginning of the play, he is grieved at his father’s death and his mother’s hasty marriage with his uncle. He decided not to die at last. It is very easy to see that Hamlet was crazy at that time. He talked about he wanted to relieve after death but there was still nightmare after death.After he finished his speech, he decided to live since he needs to finish his revenge.
But after he witnesses his “blenching” he cannot kill him (71). Even at the peak of his passion, when Hamlet finds Claudius praying, he cannot kill him because his reason tells him that if he kills Claudius praying “he goes to heaven” (97). His indecisiveness between acting on his emotions and not to act according to his reason brings his death. Secondly, Hamlet is indecisive switching between his emotions and reason, melancholic because of his father’s death and his mother’s hasty marriage to his uncle, but he is not mad as some critics argue. Regarding Hamlet is a revenge tragedy, madness is a theme of the play but he’s not truly mad.
William Shakespeare’s titular character in the play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a young prince who is overwrought with grief after his father’s death. The king’s sudden death has a negative impact on Hamlet’s state of mind and psyche. Through Hamlet’s thoughts and soliloquies, the audience can see the main character’s obsession with spirituality, death, and mortality. Hamlet’s fixation on life after death causes his descent into madness. Because of this, spirituality, death, and mortality are the most important themes in Hamlet.
The ghost affects the theme of revenge by causing Young Hamlet to be seized by vengeance, the whole play turns into a story of Prince Hamlet trying to avenge his father’s wrongful death. The ghost of King Hamlet helps to develop his son’s character by setting him on a path, he doesn’t tell Hamlet exactly what to do, but he tells him enough of the story to make Young Hamlet rageful and hate filled. First, King Hamlet’s ghost affects action when he first appears in the play. When he first appears, he doesn’t even speak. When he