Hamlet first hesitates to take revenge so he can validate the ghost and his story. Then Hamlet has a perfect opportunity to take revenge and kill Claudius, but Claudius happens to be praying and is therefore in a state of grace. Again, Hamlet hesitates in favor of a more sinful demise. Meanwhile Fortinbras is also seeking revenge for his father, who was killed by Hamlet’s father. Fortinbras goes about taking revenge in a more determined and timely matter, quite unlike Hamlet.
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.
Yet, given the opportunity to murder Claudius as he prays, Hamlet delays. Many theories have been advanced to account for Hamlet' s delay in seeking revenge. Some of them attribute the prince's hesitation to objective, external circumstances, while others to subjective, internal ones. In my opinion, Hamlet's internal conflict
Hamlet states, “ The spirit that I have seen, may be the devil, and the devil hath power, T’ assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps, out of my weakness and my melancholy, as he is very potent with such spirits, abuses me to damn me” (II.ii.627-632). The ghost resembles his father and leaves Hamlet confused and concerned. From the quote in the play, Hamlet believes that the ghost could possibly be the devil trying to persuade him into evil to continue his suffering. He also believes the ghost is targeting him because of his suffering; making him more vulnerable to evil. After numerous interactions between Hamlet and the ghost, the ghost reveals that he is Hamlet’s father.
Sometimes the unknown can seem scary, especially when it comes to the mystery of death. In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet plots his revenge on his uncle, now king, Claudius. Claudius is the murder of Hamlet’s father, who was the king, and marries Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude. Because of his mother’s quick marriage after his father 's death and the fact his father was murdered, Hamlet acts crazy in order to help plot his revenge on his uncle. He wants his revenge to be is only focus, and in the process some innocent people end up dying.
King said the old hamlets father that he must take revenge and fro his brother so he can rest in peace and can go to heaven. Hamlet vows to affect madness is to put antic disposition to wear a mask that will enable it to monitor the interaction in the castle he finds himself more uncertain than ever. In his book, the constant confusion. Wondering hamlets credibility specter that if the ghost is not true spirit but as an agent of Satan sent to tempt him? What if produces kill Claudius in hamlets need to relieve his memories forever?
Hamlet says that he “essentially [is] not in madness, but mad in craft” in order to deceive everyone and draw attention away from his suspicious activities as he tries to gather evidence against Claudius (3.4.191-2). In this passage, Hamlet tells Horatio that he will be acting mad in the near future. Indeed Hamlet begins to act mad and this is obvious to others by his responses. This shows that Hamlet is not truly mad he is just trying to deceive everyone so that he can eventually kill claudius without others being suspicious of the murder, he wants them to simply blame the murder on the madness. Hamlet stages the Murder of Gonzago which is an elaborate attempt to
Claudius is calm and relaxed until the ghost appears before Hamlet. It’s almost as if Claudius could feel the presence of the man he assassinated in cold blood. Claudius tries to forget the sin he committed when he murdered King Hamlet, which goes well until the ghost appears. Ghost Hamlet’s appearance eventually drives Prince Hamlet insane.Hamlet starts out as simply acting to be insane to confuse Claudius, and to keep him from uncovering Hamlet’s plot to slaughter Claudius. He starts to contemplate literally everything that comes across his mind.
He tells him at the beginning to not turn his back on him. At some points in the play it's really hard to tell if he is faking his madness, or if he is actually starting to go crazy. The reason he acts crazy is because he knows his father was murdered by his uncle. He thinks that if he acts mad, he will have a better chance at getting revenge on Claudius. In the beginning of the play the ghost of Hamlet's father visits him.