5, 8, 10, 14 & 16). Claudius’ character, revealed in Hamlet, shows how evil rulers will go to great lengths by using deceptive and manipulative ways to obtain and retain power at all costs. Claudius is thought of as a good king at the beginning of the play because of his great speeches makes to Denmark. All of the information stated in his speeches makes it seem that he cares about the people and wants what’s best for them. He makes known his concern for Denmark
Claudius is a complex character who shows the perfect example of a “quintessential Shakespearean antagonist” (Claudius: Character Analysis, cliffnotes.com). William Shakespeare portrays Claudius as a devious, greedy, and conniving villain who commits many sins throughout the play. One of the first things we learn is that he murders his own brother, the King of Denmark, by poisoning him so that he can instead become the King of Denmark. He takes this act of evil even further by seducing his sister-in-law,
There are several theories about why Hamlet delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius. As the son of a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father. It’s a law, but he must first talk with god to ensure his safety in his journey and that taking vengeance will not send him straight to hell. The act is never performed until the end of the play. Quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father 's killer.
When Hamlet accidentally kills Laertes’s father, Polonius , Laertes immediately returns to Denmark from France where he was studying at college. He storms King Claudius’s castle with a mob. He desires revenge and does not waste any time before trying to get it. When Claudius convinces him that he is innocent in his father’s death he immediately agrees with Claudius’s plan to get revenge on Hamlet. While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive.
Niloofar Sedigh Sarvestani Dr. McAdams HON 171 November 30, 2015 Claudius, The Machiavellian Prince November 30, 2015 Thesis Machiavelli argues that a true leader - The prince - must be both the lion and the fox; Claudius is cunning like the fox and feared by the people. Claudius possesses many qualities of a Machiavellian prince, such as killing King Hamlet and taking the kingdom as his own, but makes the fault of not getting rid of Hamlet. Instead Claudius insists that Hamlet stay with him and his mother as well which ultimately results in his downfall. Claudius didn't kill all those who were entitled to the throne; instead he let the queen and her son, Hamlet live. Because Claudius let Hamlet live, Hamlet kills Claudius, which proves that
King Claudius is a character that has simple yet unpredictable methods of redirecting conflict in a way that gets him what he wants without having to deal with the consequences of his devious behavior. One notable scheme set the stage for the entire play/storyline; this would be the killing of King Hamlet. King Hamlet’s death caused his son, and many others, to become upset. One peculiar night, King Hamlet’s ghost visited the castle, appearing before Hamlet and his friends in an effort to reveal the true nature of Claudius. Although Claudius never becomes aware of Hamlet finding out about King Hamlet’s death, he still attempts to remove Hamlet from the kingdom as a result of Hamlet’s mysterious and erratic behavior.
Hamlet: the story of a prince who solely wants to revenge his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle. In the end, Hamlet succeeds in completing his goal, but at the price of his own life immediately following Claudius’ death. Throughout the play there were several points where Hamlet could have killed his uncle without facing immediate repercussions, however, fate intervened and caused Hamlet to delay killing Claudius until the very last second. Fate also had a role in shaping Hamlet’s fatal flaw throughout the play. Because of fate’s interference in his life, Hamlet falls victim to his fatal flaw, his inability to act, thus causing him to delay in killing Claudius, ultimately creating the perfect scenario for fate to right the wrongs of Hamlet’s father through Hamlet’s own death.
The king’s greed and self loathe are his fatal flaws that ultimately lead to his downfall. Instead of doing things honestly and fair Claudius is a character who would rather play dirty and scheme behind peoples backs to find quick and easy solutions to his problems.Overall Claudius deceived his best friend, his nephew, and his wife to try to end up on top and in power but he ended up losing everything he had almost the exact same way that he received through a tragedy caused at the hands of another
So, remember back when I said that all of the other deaths besides Claudius weren’t his doing it’s because they weren’t, you see even though he did not have any physical contact with the deaths all of the people were there to witness Hamlet’s avenging which means that he could have had better plans and means to avenge the king like the moment in the bedroom when he stabbed through the curtain only to find that it had been Polonius all along what he could of done instead of charging into the curtain was to find another way to check who was in the curtain too. And back to Hamlet’s duel with Claudius he could have done it in a different setting privately in a room with no one else so he could report the news to everyone else while not facing the death of loved ones and those around him including himself so that is why my whole heartedly opinion is that hamlet’s actions were NOT