As Polonius is killed first thing Claudius thinks about is “It had been so with us, had we been there.” (4.1.l.12) and Hamlet is “full of threats to all”(4.1.l.13). Similarly Claudius manipulates and turns Laertes against Hamlet so that he does the dirty deed of killing Hamlet. This again shows that he could easily manipulate people and he is unapologetically selfish. Secondly Hamlet is betrayed by the people whom he considered loyal. For example Ophelia, whom he loves is not loyal to him.
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.
Hamlet was taught to hate Claudius for, in addition to murdering his father, spitefully marrying his mother and taking away the only love of the King’s life; during a long, emotional speech to Hamlet, the Ghost exclaimed that “thus was [he], sleeping, by a brother’s hand of life, of crown, of queen at once dispatched,” (1.5. 75-76). Hamlet begins to despise his uncle for not only killing his father, but for stealing his father’s wife, and perhaps winning his mother’s love. It is often wondered whether Hamlet has inappropriate
Little does Gertrude know, the drink is poisoned. This introduces a new outlook for readers on Claudius because readers see that he doesn’t actually care about Gertrude because he knew the drink was poisoned and didn’t stop her from drinking it. We then soon see Hamlet’s true emotions as he shoves the poisonous drink down Claudius’s throat to get justice for his mother. Act V contains a continuous amount of deaths and acts of violence. The most major death in the entire play occurs after a series of events take place that lead up to it.
Opelia answers a question posed by Polonius by which she replied that she had told Hamlet that she could not see or communicate with him any more. Her father makes reference to Hamlet¹s madness once again by proclaiming that what his daughter said, ... hath made him (Hamlet) mad. (Act 2 Scene 2 line 123). The argument of whether Hamlet is insane because of his love for Ophelia is often debated, but a more confusing and complex situation is the struggle within Hamlet¹s mind. His personal struggle is revealed to the audience in scene one of the third act.
In the Shakespearean play, Hamlet, the tragedy of a young prince’s attempt to extract revenge upon the man who murdered his father is the central idea. Throughout the play, the audience is shown Prince Hamlet’s internal conflict over who killed his father. The internal conflict Prince Hamlet brings upon himself is his hesitancy to trust his own judgement and act upon it. Prince Hamlet’s instances of self-doubt and indecisiveness correspond to the idea that tragic heroes lack important decision-making skills in times of distress. Prince Hamlet’s inability to make crucial decisions ultimately leads to his tragic death, and that is what makes him a tragic hero.
The progression of Hamlet is quite astonishing he begins as a young prince with the world in his hand, to a lunatic who becomes obsessed with revenging his father’s death. The revenge theme is acted upon throughout the novel and is essentially what drives Hamlet. He believes that Claudius has killed his father (we later find out this is true), this begins his investigating. “Hamlet O, from this time forth, my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!” Hamlet 's pursuit to revenge his father 's death blinded his morals and intelligence and lead to his untimely death. It can be argued that Hamlet is the most complex character Shakespeare has ever written, there has been many debates revolving around his insanity (real or fake).
Due to the death of his close friend, Romeo grew enraged and decided to “be a man” and get revenge on Tybalt. “O sweet Juliet, / Thy beauty hath made me effeminate / And in my temper soft’ned valor’s steel!” (3.1.115-117). In this quote, Romeo is expressing how Juliet’s beauty weakened him. He feels almost a hatred towards her for making him cowardly and not able to save Mercutio’s life. Since being strong is an expected characteristic of men, Romeo feels that the absence of his bravery is to blame for the tragedy.
In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet proves many of times that he is truly going mad. Hamlet had a rough start in the beginning of the play with his father 's passing and with his mom moving on so quickly and marrying his uncle. It is understandable that Hamlet is not in the right state of mind with everything he has gone through and continues to go through during Shakespeare’s play. Hamlet sees his father, King Hamlet’s ghost and the ghost explains to Hamlet that Claudius was the one that murdered him. Hamlet must seek revenge for the murder of his father and he will do this at any cost.
Motifs of metadrama in Hamlet can be described as revenge, identity, and self-reflection, because the devastating events in his life. Depress can be used to relate to describe the murder of his father, and his brother marrying his wife. In Act I scene ii Shakespeare took a play from “The Murder of Gonzago”, to demonstrate the intensity between his mother and him: “ “ Seem,” Madam ? Nay, it is - Nor customary suits of forced breath, - together with all forms, moods, shade of grief-”. Hamlet become down and ignores his mother when she worry about why his grief seem so important.