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.
In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, he analyzes the challenges royalty could face and emphasizes the complexity of family relationships, suicidal thoughts and doubt, and explores the ideas of revenge and identity. The main themes present are corruption, expectation versus reality, and the complexity of actions. The context of this play is set in Elsinore, Denmark in the 14th century, where a prince seeks revenge for his father, and discovers his father was murdered by his uncle while his mother was courted and now married to the usurper. If Shakespeare had written Hamlet today, most of the themes would still be relevant, however the setting and characters’ experiences would differ due to technological advancements and modern belief systems. The setting of Hamlet differs greatly from present day Denmark.
Because of this, the narrative of Hamlet is always more than it seems. The characters in this story are all plotting against each other and the situation makes the tale seem a little deeper in meaning. Violence in Hamlet shows the path that Hamlet takes in exacting revenge against King Claudius and how he feels about
Without his father 's message Hamlet would have surely left for England and the tragedy to follow would have almost certainly been circumvented. However, his father did intervene consequently driving Hamlet to a boiling point until he explodes killing Laertes and Claudius. These events would have never transpired if it were not for the ghosts story of his murder, clearly demonstrating the huge impact king Hamlet’s ghost had on the play even though it only spoke for two scenes. The ghost urged Hamlet to seek revenge for his, “Murder most foul, as in the best it is./But this most foul, strange and unnatural(1.5.2)”, and told Hamlet to seek revenge only for Claudius and not his mother as she was weak and only fell for Claudius out of her despair. These words nearly drove Hamlet to madness as his emotion were so powerful that he reached a point to where he could not even process them.
Megan Liska Ms. Beza Lit and Comp III May 24, 2016 Revenge in Hamlet and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest Revenge is cruel. A self-fulfilling instrument we all use in life to avenge another in situations where we feel we've been hurt. Revenge is a feeling of power and authority. The title of the book Hamlet is named after the main character who lives in Denmark. Hamlet's father is killed by Hamlet's Uncle, King Claudius, who takes the royal spot of Hamlet's father.
In fact, it is fitting that Claudius is killed with the same weapons that he had poisoned and rigged in order to ensure Hamlet’s death. Either way, it is evident that once Hamlet comes to the realization of his true values, he can then overcome all obstacles in order to pursue his revenge. Therefore, William Shakespeare illustrates through Hamlet’s character that once a person comes to terms with their own values, he will be able to find purpose and
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet intricately weaves in a dualistic the theme of cowardice and bravery in the spiralling plot revolving around the palpable effects of King Hamlet’s death. The young prince, distraught by the recent death of his beloved father as well as his mother’s hasty marriage to his uncle, oscillates between decisions “to be or not to be.”*to act or not to act- Throughout the majority of the play, Prince Hamlet fails to take action, hence remaining in a state of neither being or not being. Hamlet’s emotional state, in turmoil due to grief and rage, further deteriorates after the unanticipated appearance of the Ghost of King Hamlet in the first Act. After hearing the Ghost’s story in which the present king, Claudius, is King
“To be or not to be?” is the question Hamlet often asks himself along his journey of revenge, where many emotional encounters and obstacles continue to test him. Violence arises when Polonius dies, Ophelia drowns herself, and the killing of Claudius after the intense fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes. These violent decisions all relate back to Hamlet’s scheme of how he plans to retaliate for the death of his father, whether he uses mental or physical sources of violence. Shakespeare creates violence throughout the plot to contribute to the overall meaning of the play. Each of these violent segments have the readers asking questions to figure out what the purpose and reasonings are behind all of these heartless acts of brutality that take place during the play.
In addition, to how their differences and similarities shape their personalities, which causes them to pursue or compromise their happiness. The character of Hamlet is expressed as a protagonist. His irritated attitude towards Claudius in scene 2 of act 1 leaves the audience with a clear first impression of his nature. He is deceitful of the king, his uncle Claudius who is now the ruler of Denmark after his brothers “death”, and disgusted of his mother marrying his uncle. Hamlet is an example of someone who has compromised his happiness, in order to avenge his father’s murder.