Hamlet wishes to get revenge for his father's death, but is mentally unable to kill his uncle Claudius. This causes him to have an internal conflict with himself, he feels as if it's his duty to complete the task and get revenge for his father. On the other hand, Hamlet’s moral compass will not allow him to kill another human being. Later in the play these feelings resolve themselves a little, but this is one of Hamlet’s major challenges to overcome throughout the
This stress put on him is what essentially created his tragic flaw. Hamlets tragic flaw is his indecisiveness to make decisions. This trait is demonstrated through the entire play and causes Hamlet to his own demise. When Hamlet has immediate suspicious of his fathers murder and later proof, he delays the murder, which is puzzling because the play is about revenge, and one would expect him to have done it earlier as he had ample amount of opportunities to do so. His indecisiveness has puzzled many.
But we can see after he finds out about the truth, he is forced to act because of his morality beliefs. The battle in Hamlet’s tragedy occurs in a dynamic society that is created by opposing forces that contradict with each other and Hamlet is a philosophical prince who blames the court for impunity, injustice, and murder; and all of these problems prevents him from being a part of court’s social life and he becomes depressed. Hamlet’s deep depression effects on his behaviors until he even doesn’t act like prince and becomes mad. His madness effect on his judgment and makes him to become obsessed with the death; even he sees death as the only way to take revenge. We can see that Hamlet explores death in every facet of the play from many different angles and how he develops his definition of death from the materially to morality perspective.
Some people may believe that the connection and strong affection between Hamlet and his father caused his anger to kindle even more towards Claudius, eventually leading to Hamlet's ambition towards killing his uncle. However, Hamlet is not able to take revenge because of his emotions, but when he sets them aside he is able to take action and therefore is not affected by the love of his father. Hamlet says “[i]s it monstrous that this player here,/ But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,/ could force his soul so to his own conceit/ That from her working all his visage wanned,/ Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,/ A broken voice, and his whole function suiting/ With forms to his conceit? And all for nothing!”(Shakespeare, pg.58, 561-567). In this speech, Hamlet compares himself to one of the actors who is able to portray emotions in an unchallenging manner.
If Hamlet had accepted Claudius as king and forgiven his mother or had completely committed to carrying out revenge, the play would have ended much differently, but Hamlet’s indecisiveness presented him from doing either. Hamlet’s death was a direct result of his indecisiveness, which makes him a tragic hero and Hamlet a
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”.
If up until now my analysis examined some of Hamlet´s actions, as well as steps taken so as to avenge his father’s murder, now it is time to focus on his constant hesitation and perpetual procrastination over the matter. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is clearly a revenge play, yet ironically, our protagonist seems unable to commit such an act. Although, he establishes that the Ghost’s request for revenge is his obligation to carry out, Hamlet always postpones the act. Throughout the course the play it becomes quite obvious that Hamlet is conscious of the illusive form of his hollow intention: “I do not know/ Why yet I live to say, ‘This thing’s to do’” (4.4.43–44). His delay becomes central to the plot, and it shows how far from resolving his purpose, Hamlet lacks courage to carry it out.
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet struggles to cope with his late father’s death and his mother’s quick marriage. In Act 1, Scene 2, King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, and Hamlet are all introduced. Hamlet has just finished publicly speaking with his mom and the new king, and after he is interrupted by his good friend Horatio, who reveal the secret about King Hamlet’s ghost. Hamlet’s soliloquy is particularly crucial because it serves as his initial characterization, revealing the causes of his anguish. Hamlet’s grief is apparent to the audience, as he begins lamenting about the uselessness of life.
In Hamlet’s first soliloquy, the lines, “...within a month- / Let me not think on’t! Frailty, thy name is woman!..” (I.II.151-152) present the effect that Gertrude’s remarriage has on Hamlet, leading to him withdrawing himself and plotting for the revenge of his father. The man she marries is also a factor in the family’s ruin. Claudius begins the events of the play by poisoning his brother and assuming the crown, taking Gertrude as his wife. In the end, it is he who encourages Laertes to kill Hamlet due to the fact that Claudius perceives Hamlet as a threat to his own reign, a plan which ended in disaster.
Hamlet’s depression transitions into an intense desire to avenge his great father, Hamlet becomes consumed with the past as everyone around him moves on into the future. Hamlet’s emotions begin to travel all over the place. The intoxication of death causes the destruction of