Hamlet’s grief is apparent to the audience, as he begins lamenting about the uselessness of life. He depicts his “solid flesh”, urging it to melt and “resolve itself into a dew (129-130). Shakespeare emphasizes his grief - he truly is upset. Hamlet even calls to “the Everlasting”, wishing he had not deemed “self-slaughter” to be a sin (131-132). His cries “O, God!
This is much more difficult to admire him for. Hamlet spends so much of his time wishing for death that it is almost inevitable that he would die at the end of the play. If he had not been poisoned in his bout with Laertes, he would likely have killed himself afterwards. His fixation with dying and what comes after ("O! that this too too solid flesh would melt") is disturbing- it shows us the unsettled and broken man the young prince has become, and the instability of his mind.
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.
Throughout the last two acts of the novel, we see Laertes change from an impulsive instigator into a more wise and rational person who realizes he is in the wrong. After he first learns of his father’s death, Laertes is seething due to his misery, and consequently, strives for immediate retaliation. Contrastingly, at the conclusion of the duel scene, he is downcast over his looming death and the fact that he has caused Hamlet’s death, while also being ashamed of how quick he was to murder. Though to some, Laertes may be a seemingly insignificant character, it is Laertes affliction (as a result of his father’s death) that ultimately drives the novel to its grievous climax. Albeit tragic, if the end scene would not have happened, Laertes would not have had the opportunity to discover that he was wrong, and thus change.
He was resentful of the circumstances of his father’s death but it isn’t until Act 1, Scene 5 that his anger causes him to abandon who he truly is. He attempts to throw away his hate of deception in order to avenge his father’s death. His obligation bestowed upon him by his father’s ghost, which he does not resist, begins to overshadow his obligation of morality. Despite this, it still takes Hamlet a long time to take action which suggests that he struggles with which obligation he should fulfill. Hamlet is more than devastated about his father’s death.
This is a representation of how he restrains his guilty thoughts and feelings. “Bloody and invisible hand” demonstrates the contrast between the appearance and reality. It becomes difficult for both characters to hide their distress and contrition of their crimes. In Act 3 Scene 4, Macbeth loses composure at his gathering as Banquo’s ghost has appeared. He notices that the table is full and thought witnessing Banquo’s bloody figure was a joke.
Ophelia’s death is used to cause a rise in the emotions felt by the audience that understands the heartbreak of Ophelia’s death, the reason she died, and the way it had an impact on Hamlet. Despite the differences in the stories, they are very similar. Not only did the uncle murder his brother in both stories, but the sons, wives and lovers were all nearly identical. Both Hamlet and Simba were looking for revenge for their fathers’ deaths; the king’s brother took reign; the lovers were left depressed and sorrowful. On the other hand, Mufasa was casted through most of the movie and king Hamlet had already been murdered for two months before the story began; Hamlet’s mother married his uncle, Simba’s did not; Ophelia committed suicide from depression, Nala did
Hamlet has heavy thoughts of why he's here when he can go with his father that is lying in a bed of poison. In his existentialism, the wild fight to the throne comprises of disparages and the ability to live. Hamlet said, "For there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." This quote relates to the power of existentialism because the power used to think is the same meaning to their own lives. It is conceivable that his poor mental illness comes in so Hamlet does not have to wonder about
The ghost telling Hamlet about his father being murdered changes the way he thinks about his own life. He says, “To die, to sleep. To sleep, perchance to dream…” Hamlet is meaning that being dead is just a big dream and anyone who is scared to end their life is a coward. Claudius thinks that Hamlet has gotten to out of control so