In Act 5, the tension rests when Hamlet and Claudius are both eliminated. This act of violence also leads to many other acts of violence, including the deaths of Polonius, Ophelia, and Laertes. It puts a lot of pressure on Prince Hamlet, because he feels he must devote his entire life to getting justice for his father. Since Hamlet was the King, it also creates a theme of betrayal that carries itself throughout the play. Betrayal in a tragedy is not uncommon, and it is one of the many reasons that so many acts of violence take place in Hamlet.
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
As a result, Hamlet strategizes to perform revenge on Claudius for his malefaction. Hamlet, the main protagonist, displays a multitude of dynamic traits that emerge as the play develops. In the tragedy that follows, Hamlet is recognized for being indecisive and is often drawn to difficult questions that cannot be answered with any certainty. The build up of Hamlet’s indecisions begin to become apparent when he questions whether the unknown beyond of death is easier to bear than life. Hamlet’s thoughts of contemplation is shown when he uncovers the internal struggles of life and death.
Relationships: Dysfunctional and Unstable Relationships are a fundamental part of life. Those we interact with and surround ourselves with that bring joy to our lives. Sometimes relationships encounter obstacles which make you question the connections you have with others. In the novel The Kite Runner, the protagonist, Amir, learns that relationships do not always have a positive effect on himself and others. Hosseini demonstrates that relationships can be broken due to betrayal and mistrust through Amir’s interaction with Hassan, Baba and Sohrab.
Hamlet struggles to establish his identity and find purpose in a deceitful world where sadly, deception often times comes as second nature and therefore becomes part of the human experience. The end of innocence brought on in Hamlet by tragedy is likewise inevitable. Throughout Act 2, Hamlet and all his fellow players increasingly use deception as a tool to compete for position and control in a chaotic maze of self discovery, fear, and ambition. Hamlet’s own growing deceptive nature contributes to his search for identity. Deception is the norm in Hamlet.
His knowledge of the situations in Hamlet’s life is risky and can cause Horatio a plethora of problems. In an article titled “Horatio’s ‘Let Me Speak’: Narrative Summary and Summary Narrative in Hamlet,” David Thatcher states, “A major problem concerning Horatio is the extent of knowledge he possesses or can be assumed to possess” (Thatcher). With Hamlet and Horatio’s strong friendship, Horatio can be considered one sided or biased towards the situation. This is a major problem when it comes to Horatio’s knowledge of the events occurring in Hamlet’s life. One could consider that Horatio may be blinded by the information that Hamlet tells Horatio just considering the fact that they are best friends.
Every character in the play is responsible for some sort of wrongdoing, but each character is a good person, excluding Claudius, manipulated by other characters with or without the character’s own knowledge. The Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, stands out as a morally ambiguous character due to his conflicting morals and indecisiveness, making it more apparent that Hamlet’s intentions are unclear. Hamlet’s intentions to avenge
Hamlet then goes on to say, “who would fardels bear,To grunt and sweat under a weary life” (3;18;84-85) and is asking the question of how anyone would want to continue their life in his situation. Due to the Ghost coming back and telling Hamlet that the death of his father was not an accident, Hamlet is now responsible for killing King Claudius. Killing a King is not easy and the longer Hamlet takes to actually complete the task, the more Hamlet is driving himself into actual madness. That madness only being created from the extraordinary amount of stress that Hamlet is under. The madness, the stress,
Hamlet is seen as a morally ambiguous character due to the decisions he makes throughout the plot of the novel that ends up leading him to his demise. In this paper, the audience will understand how Hamlet’s moral ambiguity is significant to Shakespeare’s play as a whole. In the beginning of the
Murder, Tragedy, ill-fated, all of those things combined would lead to a very melancholy outcome. They are presented in Hamlet with great effect and adversity. Ambiguity is provided quite frequently in Hamlet, a tyrant was overthrown, a mysterious death was solved, and in the end, no one is a winner. There will always be some ambiguity in life when making decisions. The characters, symbolism, and setting & atmosphere in Hamlet and Ophelia prove the use and importance of ambiguity.