He spoke to a ghost, and this ghost stated that his father 's death was a murder, by the hand of his uncle, Claudius. "The serpent that did sting thy father 's life now wears his crown." Hamlet was astonished, and then swore vengeance for his father 's death. He then proceeded to try and prove his uncle 's guilt, and then finally kills him while he himself is dying of poisoned wounds inflicted by Laertes during their duel. This left the King dead, and his father 's
In the graveyard scene the ghost tells hamlet that claudius, filled with envy and wrath came into the orchard where king hamlet slept and poured poison into his ear killing him. After he did that he took the throne and married the queen. In the beginning of the play they are celebrating the marriage of gertrude and Claudius. Maybe it was lust that overtook Claudius when he decided to marry gertrude. Maybe he had always desired her and now was his chance.
I think this isn’t because, the ghost of the king said, “Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature” is meaning he did some bad stuff when he was alive that he is not proud of (DOC.A). Also in the Treatment of Gertrude, hamlet accidently killed Polonius thinking it was the king spying on them in front of Gertrude, before Polonius dies he says “O, I am slain!”. Right after that Hamlet told his mother, Gertrude, that the new king killed his father, she didn’t believe and told him to be quiet that she couldn’t handle it. After that happened Hamlet sees the ghost of the king again, saying that “To speak to her, hamlet” (doc.
The ghost of Hamlet's father is the one who told Hamlet everything, that his uncle killed him and he wants hamlet to get revenge as it says in Document A. In document E Claudius prays and Hamlet says "now he is praying; And now I'll do it and so he goes to heaven" so there for he delays the killing like I said in the other paragraph. In the final scene of the play Hamlet does a fencing match with Laertes and he has a sword with poison on it. After the fencing match Hamlet quickly stabs Claudius and makes him drink the poison drink. Hamlet also got scratched by the sword and Laertes.
Hamlet figured out that Claudius killed King Hamlet from the ghost by putting poison in his ear in his sleep (1.5 32-40). Readers have learned that both characters killed the current kings in their slumber in order to gain power despite being “close” to the kings. However, Macbeth had a greater passion to take the crown, because he confronted King Duncan with a dagger. This means that Macbeth is prepared to face any danger and he is willing to fight anyone
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. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions.
Laertes plans on getting his revenge by hitting Hamlet with his poisoned tip sword, while Claudius plans on poisoning him with a drink. Hamlet wins the first two rounds but is struck with Laertes’ poisoned sword which then gets switched with Hamlet’s sword. Hamlet then accidently poisons Laertes with the same sword. Hamlet’s mother drinks the poisoned cup and dies which throws Hamlet into a horrible fit of rage and he stabs Claudius and forces him to finish the poisoned drink. The irony in this death scene is Hamlet dies by the sword, the same way he killed Laertes’ father, while Claudius dies by poison, the same way he killed King
Through personal experience or word of mouth, one often hears of those that suffer due to forces outside of their control and influence. One such person would be the titular character Oedipus in the Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. In the play, Oedipus, the king of Thebes, seeks aid for a plague ravaging his city. He finds out that the plague is due to the unsolved murder of the previous king, and so he then seeks the regicide. Through a series of prophecies, Oedipus learns that he himself killed the king, who is his father, and married his mother, the queen.
He fails to see Macbeth's alternate motives. What is particularly ironic is that in the beginning of the play Duncan kills the Thane of Cawdor because he has betrayed him. As we progress through the play, we see history repeat itself where Macbeth murders the king and the king is betrayed a second time; though the king never realizes he is betrayed. This quote expresses a much
Guilt and fear consume Macbeth after the first murderer informs him that Banquo has been killed but his son Fleance escaped the murderous grasp. At the banquet, Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo, which drives Macbeth towards insanity. To the ghost Macbeth exclaims, “Prithee, see there! Behold! Look!