While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
Hamlet 's tragic flaw is his inability to kill Claudius when the chance was there. He delayed Claudius death too many time in which ultimately caused the deaths of, his mother, Ophelia, Laertes, and himself. Hamlet could’ve killed Claudius but he decided to doubt himself and delay his death. Hamlet had a point where he thinks if he should “to be or not to be,” (III.i.64). He was thinking about if he should just kill himself or if he should continue through with killing Claudius.
He succussfully portrays madness with lack of logic to his actions in order to keep Claudius from suspecting that he knew of Claudius' guilt for the murder. Therefore, his action keeps him away from others so his real intentions are not easily visible. The fact that Hamlet has committed murder is supported because of the following reason; Hamlet is so distracted and consumed with avenging his father’s death that he is not in touch with his own feelings. Furthermore, this proves that what he has done to achieve his purpose is irational. Hamlet explains god punished him for not avenging
Moral Truth comes into play when Hamlet is debating about whether or not to kill Claudius. He often debates on whether or not he would be justified in killing his own uncle. He knows that murder is wrong, but is it wrong to avenge his own father’s murder? This question is constantly in his head and part of the reason as to why he goes insane. He tries to plan out the murder of Claudius in a way that he will not feel guilty afterwards.
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”.
The character Hamlet possess many traits that make him seem modern, however many of these traits lead to his downfall. Hamlet is stubborn and impulsive, which many of the young people today are. His stubbornness is shown when he keep going after revenge even after he killed an innocent person. He impulsive in Act III, Scene IV when he believe that Claudius was behind the curtain and decides to stab it, only to kill Polonius. This show that he takes action, but does not think it through.
Throughout the tragedy, the reader is lead to assume that the aspiration is sent from hell due to general Shakespearean ways. The reader witnesses Hamlet 's internal struggle and is quickly persuaded by the ghost to believe his tale of the death of Hamlet 's father. This scene is what sparks revenge and leaves Hamlet going mad. Also, take in consideration the credibility of his source of information. While Hamlet has no doubt that the information provided is accurate and significant, so to allow the actions taken in the book to occur as they did.
Hamlet’s Internal Dilemma: When Do I Kill My Uncle? When murder is the subject of one’s contemplation, decision-making can be difficult. In the passage “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying … This physic but prolongs thy sickly days” (III. iii. 77-100) of his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare depicts Hamlet, following Claudius’s revelation of his guilt, as he is faced with the opportunity to kill his father’s murderer while he prays.
The play Hamlet by William Shakespeare illustrates the tragedy of revenge between characters in different perceptions through their actions. In entire of the story, melancholic Hamlet tries to revenge for his father that has been kill by his uncle King Claudius. However, the situation changes when Hamlet killed Polonius by accident. At first, Hamlet may want to find evidence to prove whether Claudius is the one who kills his father or not because he wasn’t too sure about it. As it states that, GHOST.
Hamlet has a good reason to kill Claudius, yet he fails to do it. How can Fortinbras sacrifice so much for such a futile purpose? In this scene, Hamlet realizes the brutality of humanity and first ponders the idea that no one is safe—another central pillar of existentialism. From this point on, Hamlet declares that he will have bloody thoughts. "My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!"