Hamlet’s reaction to his father, King Hamlet's death, especially after he appears to Hamlet as a ghost and tells him he was murdered by Claudius, weighs heavily on Hamlet, leading him into a spiral of depression in which he contemplates suicide. "O that this too too solid flesh would melt;thaw and resolves itself into a dew . . . It is not, nor it cannot come to good.
To test Claudius’s guilt, Hamlet adds a scene reenacting the murder of Hamlet’s father. Claudius abruptly leaves the play, and afterward, tries to pray. When Claudius is praying, Hamlet is considering killing him, but decides not to because he wants to kill him in sin so that he does not get a chance at last confession. They also all end up dying later in the story due to a sword fight and poison. In conclusion, I think that Hamlet 's actions were justified because if you put yourself in his place, the possibility of murdering your father 's murderer would undoubtedly be an option that would be in anyone 's head.
After numerous interactions between Hamlet and the ghost, the ghost reveals that he is Hamlet’s father. The ghost also reveals that his death was no accident and was murdered by his brother Claudius and should be revenged. These events challenged Hamlet and cast’s a burden to his moral faith. Hamlet decides to not act quickly with his plans of revenge considering there was no evidence to prove that Claudius killed his
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.
And so he goes to heaven, And so am I revenged. That would be scanned: A villain kills my father, and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven” (3.3.78-83). In this quote, Hamlet mistakenly thinks that Claudius is praying since he on his knees and this shows the true anger that Hamlet has. Just killing Claudius isn 't enough, Hamlet must make sure that Claudius is being sent directly to Hell where he will suffer for eternity. One of the most prominent times we see Hamlet’s anger is when he murders Polonius, the father to Ophelia, his lover, thinking that it was Claudius.
A villain kills my father; and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send to heaven” (III, 3, 85). He realizes that if he kills him while he is confessing his sins then it wouldn’t be full revenge because Claudius would go to heaven while King Hamlet is in Purgatory. Someone who is consumed with insanity would just impulsively act without thinking rationally or considering the consequences beforehand. Therefore, Hamlet is merely acting insane to fool those around
As Hamlet expresses his anger at his mother, he hears a noise from the tapestry, and, thinking it is a rat, kills Polonius with his sword (3.4.24). Hamlet is overcome with revenge, and becomes easily irritable. As a result, he kills Polonius inadvertently. The fact that revenge overrides any rational instinct in Hamlet reminds students that vengeance causes illogical thinking, and, in turn, serious consequences. Removing Hamlet’s cautionary exemplar would significantly impede a teenager’s apprehension of a critical life lesson.
So, remember back when I said that all of the other deaths besides Claudius weren’t his doing it’s because they weren’t, you see even though he did not have any physical contact with the deaths all of the people were there to witness Hamlet’s avenging which means that he could have had better plans and means to avenge the king like the moment in the bedroom when he stabbed through the curtain only to find that it had been Polonius all along what he could of done instead of charging into the curtain was to find another way to check who was in the curtain too. And back to Hamlet’s duel with Claudius he could have done it in a different setting privately in a room with no one else so he could report the news to everyone else while not facing the death of loved ones and those around him including himself so that is why my whole heartedly opinion is that hamlet’s actions were NOT
For his how and when to take revenge, he does actually go through with it in act five scene two. He did have another opportunity to kill Claudius before in act three scene three, but he doesn 't because Claudius is praying, asking for forgiveness of his sin which was killing Hamlet 's father. However, there is a time that he gets off track on what he needs to do. At that point in time his dead dad comes as a ghost and reminds him what he needs to do. Hamlet’s how and when to take revenge happens shortly after Hamlet learns from Horatio that Horatio had believed to see Hamlet’s father is haunting the castle, also that the ghost has been haunting the castle for 3 nights.
Hamlet: the story of a prince who solely wants to revenge his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle. In the end, Hamlet succeeds in completing his goal, but at the price of his own life immediately following Claudius’ death. Throughout the play there were several points where Hamlet could have killed his uncle without facing immediate repercussions, however, fate intervened and caused Hamlet to delay killing Claudius until the very last second. Fate also had a role in shaping Hamlet’s fatal flaw throughout the play. Because of fate’s interference in his life, Hamlet falls victim to his fatal flaw, his inability to act, thus causing him to delay in killing Claudius, ultimately creating the perfect scenario for fate to right the wrongs of Hamlet’s father through Hamlet’s own death.