With his father just being murdered by his uncle Claudius and Polonius banning the relationship between him and Ophelia, the only thought running through Hamlet’s mind was anger and revenge. The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Hamlet kills Polonius, Ophelia goes mad and commits
Before he dies, Laertes says, “…The foul practice / Hath turned itself on me. Lo, here I lie, / Never to rise again” (Shakespeare 5.2 327-329). He proves Confucius’s proverb true, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Laertes attempts to avenge his father’s and sister’s deaths, and he partially succeeds; but not without losing his own life in the process. This is another consequence of seeking vengeance: it ruins you as well. The characters in Hamlet learn how revenge is capable of torturing, ensnaring, and ruining those who choose to partake of
This infuriates Hamlet and causes him to want revenge. Hamlet never trusted his uncle in the first place because he married his mother not even two months after his father died. He is very upset with his mother and even more now that the ghost has admitted the hurt and betrayal that he is feeling. This not only makes Hamlet feel the same way about his mother that the ghost feels but it also makes him so angry that he plans to kill the new king. Revenge is the main point in the play and the ghost king is the one who started Hamlets want for all the revenge.
The ghost of his father wishes for him to commit murder and kill Claudius, but he questions the veracity of the information given to him by the ghost. Because of this uncertainty, Hamlet suffers from inaction, which causes his constant distress. This ultimately leads up to the “To be, or not to be” soliloquy, which comes full circle in the discussion of inner conflict regarding
In the play The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is a character full with complex emotions and revenge that confronts the readers or audience with his scenes of violence. Hamlet acts of violence is the plays way to push the play to its climax and to contribute the hidden meaning of the play. In act four, Hamlet lets his true internal emotions that has built up about his mother affair with his uncle, with so much rage Hamlet kills polonius in cold blood without even thinking, this scene contributes to the play because it show how Hamlet rage for revenge for his father has turned into real madness that will never end well for the characters who intertwine with him. In act 3, Hamlet goes off on Ophelia for crushing his heart and calls her
Hamlet says “That (he) the son of (his) dear father murdered,/ Promoted to (his) revenge by heaven and hell...” / . Hamlet says that he wants to send Claudius to hell because he did not give his father a chance for confession which will send his father to hell. That’s why hamlet is showing his revenge because he want Claudius, the same fate as his father. Hamlet says, “...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 Heaven…/ And am i then / revenged / To take him in the purging of his soul,/When he is fit and seasoned for his passage?”/.Hamlet also admits to Ophelia that he is wants revenge by saying in line 135 of Act 3.1.“I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thought to put them in imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in… / So it is proved that Hamlet’s primary motivation is to kill the destroyer of his father’s life, that being his Uncle
The ghost of King had come back to tell his son Hamlet how he really died (poisoned by his and to avenge his murder by killing Claudius. Throughout the story you see Hamlet descend in to "madness", him taking the life of many other people, and him finally killing Claudius and getting his father 's revenge. The big question is "are Hamlet 's actions justified?" Between his treatment of his mother, Gertrude and lover Ophelia, the delaying of the murder of Claudius, and then finally killing his uncle it is a difficult decision. When the ghost of Hamlets father came back to talk to Hamlet about avenging him, he gives the instructions to leave his mother alone and to not harm her (Doc A).
She is the one to blame for Duncan 's death as portrayed by her guilty, ironic words spoken while sleepwalking, and causes her husband 's downfall since she taunts his manliness using rhetorical questions thus making him kill Duncan but also causing him to continuously try and convince her of his manliness. She did not know of the other murder plans, but is still to blame since she is the one who causes Macbeth to continuously kill in order to prove himself to her. Although the play is fast paced and the series of events that lead to Duncan 's death and Macbeth 's downfall happen quickly, we see the tremendous effect of Lady Macbeth on her husband. She is the one who convinced him to kill in order to become king. In one of her most famous speeches she asks the spirits to “fill” her “from the crown to the toe topful”(Act 1, Scene 5, Line 40); this foreshadows that she will use her sexual relationship with Macbeth to coerce him to become king by killing Duncan.
Hamlet's mischief appears in the script. This moment is important because, at this time, Hamlet realizes that he is now obliged to kill his uncle so that he can revenge his father's death. As we can see, after the play, Hamlet follows Claudius and decides to punish him in the more strict way instead of just kill him when he is praying, “Up sword, and know thou a more horrid hent. When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage, Or in th’ incestuous pleasure of his bed, At game, a-swearing, or about some act That has no relish of salvation in ’t—Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven, And that his soul may be as damned and black. As hell, whereto it goes.” (III.iii.
In the days following his beloved father, and king 's death, Hamlet becomes obsessed, almost to the point of insanity with death, and throughout the course of the play, Hamlet ponders death from a great many perspectives, this is shown by the death of Polonius. As Hamlet enters his mother Gertrude 's room, he frightens her by questioning her love for him, his father, and her new lover. As it had been apparent that Hamlet had been descending into a mental realm of madness, she mistook his anger as crazy man 's thirst for blood, and cried out a plea for help. Upon hearing this, Polonius, who was positioned behind a curtain, so as to spy on Hamlet, echoes her plea for help, and is promptly heard by Hamlet. Hamlet, mistaking Polonius for Claudius, deftly removes his blade from his holster and stabs through the curtain,surprising both Polonius and himself, as he had believed that the man he was about to kill was Claudius.