Hamlet's Tragic Flaw Analysis

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In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the protagonist, Hamlet, dies in an effort to revenge his father, the King of Denmark, who was murdered and usurped by Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. Hamlet’s tragic flaw, the cause of his downfall, is the reason why the play concluded with his own death. Ruled by his intelligence, Hamlet examines ideas and plans from many different angles before putting them into action. Although his thoughtfulness is an admirable trait, due to the circumstances, his thoroughness led to the inability to make and commit to decisions, the cause of his doom. This indecisiveness is physically manifested on the PostSecret the forms of text and visual cues. Hamlet’s hesitant nature is well presented in the play. For one, Hamlet cannot bring forth the strength to end his own life; his indecision of whether or not to commit suicide plagues him for more than half the play.…show more content…
Based on the dialogue between Hamlet and Ophelia, who said “Nay, ’tis twice two months [since the death of King Hamlet], my lord.” (3.2.116), two months have passed since the first act and Hamlet still cannot decide which fate is worse, which is a clear example of his hesitancy. Moreover, even after determining an end goal, to kill Claudius, Hamlet constantly delays it for the sake of gathering more information. For example, Hamlet organizes a play in Act Two, The

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