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.
Specifically, his uncertainty is shown when he is given the opportunity to kill his uncle, but he ends up postponing his revenge because he believes that Claudius is praying. Although one might argue that a character’s obsession may lead to happiness, an analysis of Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Guy Montag in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, depicts the theme of uncertainty when a character leads to downfall due to their
The possibility that one could be handing his attacker with the implementations to harm him once more is never a pleasant thought. The pain already felt seems sufficient enough and there is no need to accept oneself to more humiliation. But, one day, the plaintiff may become the defendant and he too will find himself in need of mercy. So, give grace to others and always forgive, whether for yourself or for others. This is the price of life in all of its
Wilson truly loved Myrtle, so after her death Wilson goes on a rampage. He thought of himself as a man of God, but after looking at where that got him, he decides that his morality should take a backseat to his vengeance. After feeling as though his religion has failed him. Wilson decides to make Myrtle’s killer pay, believing that by seeking vengeance, he will somehow be able to cope with his tragedy better. Wilson’s social class gave him reason to look to religion for answers and moral values, and as a result of this he was more susceptible to falling hard when tragedy eventually struck.
The very selfish protagonist of this story, he becomes increasingly fearful of Hamlet, as he seems to be insane and could ruin his public image. The scene that exposes his true intentions of maintaining his wrongfully earned power is the scene in which the play put together by Hamlet is being performed. When the play gets to the part depicting his sins, Claudius stands up, stops the performance, then flees the room, exposing the truth about the murder that he has performed. Setting and Point of View Hamlet is set inside and in the areas around the royal palace in Elsinore, Denmark. Since Hamlet is part of the royal family, there are expectations for him.
His father’s sudden death, and his mother’s quick remarry did not help his case. That being said, his emotions lead him to his insanity. Many people claim that Hamlet’s insanity is feigned, but his actions based on things that have happened in the past, prove otherwise. Very shortly after the tragic death of King Hamlet, Gertrude, his wife, immediately remarried to Claudius, making the mourning process quite uncomfortable for Hamlet. Hamlet 's act of stabbing Polonius through the curtain, which occurs almost casually in the middle of the tirade against Gertrude 's lust, seems only to increase his passionate desire to make her see her error in preferring Claudius to her first husband.
Hamlet at first seems to have gone mad over how he isn 't allowed to see or talk to Ophelia anymore. Then afterward, it seems he is shocked over the topic of his father¹s death and begins to have the inner conflict with himself about committing suicide. Hamlet is then on his mission to avenge his father and tortures Claudius in a systematic manner that is genius. Finally, Hamlet is obsessed with a love for his own mother that takes him back to the state of insanity. In conclusion, Hamlet’s mental state is split into two different entities, sane and
Fortinbras’ determination and honor makes Hamlet feel very ashamed. This is shown when Hamlet says, “to my shame, I see the imminent death of twenty men” (4.4 59-60), explaining that Hamlet is ashamed that Fortinbras’ army are more passionate and determined about winning over the small piece of land than he has been avenging his father’s death. Hamlet decides to carry out his revenge. Hamlet then has a shift from indecision to a man of action. By condemning himself and admiring Fortinbras, Hamlet now accepts that to achieve greatness he must stay strong and fight to achieve his
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.
The entire play is based on Hamlet seeking revenge for the murder of his father, who he had a close relationship with and admired dearly. After learning about the way his father was murdered by his uncle, Hamlet knew he wanted to avenge his father. However, Hamlet let his indecisiveness and inability to act to get in the way. Hamlet’s inability to trust his father’s ghost, morals about killing Claudius while he was praying, and neglect of finishing his plan all show the audience his indecisiveness on fulfilling his father’s wishes. This trait is Hamlet’s tragic flaw, and what makes the play Hamlet a
During the second and third acts of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth’s psyche begins to display an inability to heal after he performed the deed of murdering Duncan. It seems that Macbeth has suffered a severe psychological break as he is no longer able to restrain his darker thoughts from materializing into actions. In his lust for power, Macbeth has traded the simplest joys of his former life for those of a haunted man. As time progresses, Macbeth seems more and more willing to sacrifice servants, friends, or even those he considered family in order to secure or increase his status. This leads the audience to the forlorn conclusion that Macbeth has reached a level of madness that surpasses even the sociopathic desires of his wife.