This infuriates Hamlet and causes him to want revenge. Hamlet never trusted his uncle in the first place because he married his mother not even two months after his father died. He is very upset with his mother and even more now that the ghost has admitted the hurt and betrayal that he is feeling. This not only makes Hamlet feel the same way about his mother that the ghost feels but it also makes him so angry that he plans to kill the new king. Revenge is the main point in the play and the ghost king is the one who started Hamlets want for all the revenge.
Hamlet Hamlet is a tragedy play written by William Shakespeare. It is a play that involves numerous deaths. Hamlet is the main character in the play and he is depicted as an insane person. Hamlet faked his madness so as to confuse Claudius and his assistants in order to find the truth about the death of his father. He acted strange when he was around the king and his attendants and this is evident when he tells his friend Guildenstem that "his uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived" (Shakespeare).
Hamlet says “That (he) the son of (his) dear father murdered,/ Promoted to (his) revenge by heaven and hell...” / . Hamlet says that he wants to send Claudius to hell because he did not give his father a chance for confession which will send his father to hell. That’s why hamlet is showing his revenge because he want Claudius, the same fate as his father. Hamlet says, “...and so he goes to heaven and so am i revenged that would be scanned: A villain kills my father, and for that, I his sole son, do this same villain send Heaven…/ And am i then / revenged / To take him in the purging of his soul,/When he is fit and seasoned for his passage?”/.Hamlet also admits to Ophelia that he is wants revenge by saying in line 135 of Act 3.1.“I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thought to put them in imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in… / So it is proved that Hamlet’s primary motivation is to kill the destroyer of his father’s life, that being his Uncle
In Hamlet by William Shakespeare there are several characters who appear or are discussed briefly. These characters become somewhat forgotten as the play progresses, but in many senses these characters literally set the entire play in motion. Such as king Hamlet’s ghost telling Hamlet about his treacherous murder or the ever looming presence of young Fortinbras which keeps the entire kingdom in a state a fear and war mongering. While these characters both have an impact on the events in the play, the most influential of which is by far the ghost of King Hamlet. His disclosure to Hamlet about his duplicitous murder fueled the young heartbroken and mentally weak Hamlet into a state of fury which set the degenerative scenes of the play to follow.
Here Macbeth is considering whether life is meaningful. Macbeth’s character changes greatly throughout the play, from a respected thane to a king who people want dead. Macbeth gives in to his ‘vaulting ambition’ and, encouraged by the witches and Lady Macbeth, he murders King Duncan for the power. The guilt from this greatly affects him, he thinks he should carry on this path as he is almost at the
His sudden and infamous demise creates a domino effect of murder, anger, and distrust. The downfalls of each character can be concluded as a direct and indirect effect of the late Hamlet; without meaning to or not, the Ghost has affected almost every character, whether through immediate contact or through another character. His most significant effect is, without a doubt, his son’s tragic downfall. As a famous
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
From violent duals to envious revenge Othello’s death embodies the many consequences of previous events in the play. At the beginning of the play, Othello becomes general and appoints Cassio as second in command, but Othello does not even mention Iago. Quickly, envy builds inside Iago causing him to despise Othello. Iago methodically plans his revenge for Othello and ultimately accomplishes overall destruction and vengeance. Eventually, Iago “thoroughly unsettles Othello by making him believe that Desdemona has betrayed” him (Keyishian 3).
Hamlet, mistaking Polonius for Claudius, deftly removes his blade from his holster and stabs through the curtain,surprising both Polonius and himself, as he had believed that the man he was about to kill was Claudius. As Hamlet sees life through the eyes of a killer, he contemplates how it must feel to be killed and to enter the afterlife. His pondering of the afterlife is embodied by both the skull of Yorick, a court jester with whom Hamlet had a personal relationship with, and the ghost of his father, King Hamlet. Since death is both the consequence and cause of of revenge, it is tied closely with the themes of the Complexity of taking action, and justice. As blood is the only prize that may quell the thirst of one who seeks revenge, Hamlet takes Yorick 's skull as a
Before he dies, Laertes says, “…The foul practice / Hath turned itself on me. Lo, here I lie, / Never to rise again” (Shakespeare 5.2 327-329). He proves Confucius’s proverb true, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Laertes attempts to avenge his father’s and sister’s deaths, and he partially succeeds; but not without losing his own life in the process. This is another consequence of seeking vengeance: it ruins you as well. The characters in Hamlet learn how revenge is capable of torturing, ensnaring, and ruining those who choose to partake of