The Ghost, as well as being a focus of the play, kickstarts Hamlet’s revenge plot. Hamlet, as well as struggling with his father’s death and his own dark thoughts, struggles with how to go about his revenge. By killing Claudius, Hamlet will have fulfilled his father’s wishes and maintained his honor. Hamlet thinks that by completing his revenge, his life will have meaning again. However, he becomes more and more discontented with his task as his conscience makes him miserable until he can accomplish what his father wanted him to do.
(1; 5) Claiming that suicidal is the only alternative way out of a painful world but it is however forbidden by his religion. In a quote from the text, “O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason, Would have mourn’d longer,—married with mine uncle, My father’s brother; but no more like my father”, (1; 21-24) Hamlet describes his intense disgust at Gertrude’s decision of marrying Claudius, her vastly inferior former brother-in-law. As matter of fact, this is specifically
Hamlet will soon figure out that Claudius did kill his father because the play is specifically about a murder that relates to what Claudius did. In Henry Thew Stephenson’s review “Hamlets Mouse-Trap” he writes “Hamlet believes that no man who had committed the crime attributed to Claudius could sit through the visual reproduction of that crime without displaying emotion” (Stephenson 31). Stephenson explains why Hamlet has chosen the play to find out the truth. He uses entertainment against Claudius. He gets just what he was looking for.
Hamlet is a Shakespearean play about a distraught prince who comes home to Denmark at the news of his father’s death. Once he finds out that his uncle Claudius has married his mother and become king himself, Hamlet suspects foul play. When his father 's ghost comes back to tell him of Claudius’s sins, he is asked to murder Claudius for revenge, but he isn’t sure if he can do it. Some scholars, researchers, and casual readers would argue that this drives Hamlet mad by burdening him with decision. Others would say that after he accepts his father 's plea for vengeance, that he uses this cloak of madness as a disguise so Claudius cannot see his murderous intentions.
Due to the fact that Hamlet is being so adamant in avenging his father’s death, he speaks to his mother in a way that makes it seem as if he wishes to bring some form of harm to her. His mother calls out for help in fear Hamlet will kill her. Polonius is near and calls for help. When
Hamlet had many opportunities of killing his uncle. He constantly hesitated and came up with reason of why and why not. Infact the entire sequence of the play Hamlet procrastinates because he wants a proper death for Claudius in revenge for killing his father. This is heavy evidence for Hamlet’s respect and honor (or love) he had for his father and the fact that his mother had quickly remarried and married his uncle offended him. That alone was enough for Hamlet a reason to kill his uncle even before knowing what his uncle had done.
In the beginning of the play Hamlet is faced with a very hard situation, the loss of his father. While grieving he discovers that his mother will be married to his uncle Claudius. Hamlet had to talk to the ghost of his father, and found out Claudius was the reason for King Hamlet’s death. He wants revenge, he is to kill Claudius, without hurting his mother Queen Gertrude. Hamlet writes a play to get
Throughout the play, Hamlet has various points where he is confronted with suicidal thoughts or attempts. Throughout Hamlet’s first soliloquy “Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, / Thaw resolve itself into a dew, / Or that the Everlasting had not fixed/ His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! Oh God, God!”
Instead of immediately avenging his father, Hamlet concocts a scheme to see if the ghost was lying to him. He over prepares his plans. His overthinking leads to obsession; his obsessions muddy his plans for revenge and further stall his actions. As Hamlet hesitates to act, his enemies are already acting against him.
Loyalty is construct that defines individual disposition. A person’s response to fidelity delineates the calibre in which they conduct their life. Society classifies trustworthiness as a required trait, so consequently, the lack of it renders an individual as ostracised. However, allegiance is used as a malleable commodity to achieve a goal whilst dispending people as cannon fodder. Shakespeare exhibits a dichotomy of individuals shaped by their integrity through the contrasting characters of Horatio and Rosencrantz with Guildenstern.