/ Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent” (Ham.3.3.85–88). By not taking advantage of the opportunity, Hamlet once again delays in fulfilling his vow to his father. Although, he is given a perfect opportunity to kill Claudius, his tendency to overthink often causes him to procrastinate in fulfilling his responsibility, therefore, becoming his major flaw. Another element of the Aristotelian tragic hero is the reversal of fate, or rather a change for the worse. He does possess the potential to claim the throne, restore order in the kingdom, and to keep his family in power of the crown.
In this particular portion, Hamlet is planning how to reveal Claudius so he can partake in revenge. This vengeance fuels into Hamlet’s madness that is conflicting him internally and it is one of Hamlet’s major conflicts shown in the play. Reaves 3 The third conflict shown in “Hamlet” is how Hamlet views the marriage of his uncle Claudius and his mother, Queen Gertrude. He believes this is distasteful and disrespectful to his late father, who has only been deceased for such a short time. Hamlet makes snide remarks to show his resentment of Claudius’s and the Queen’s marriage, “‘But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son-’ ‘A little more than kin, and less than kind.’ ‘How is it that the clouds still hang
The play Hamlet is one of the most-famous plays written by William Shakespeare. This play dealt with madness, revenge, mortality, deceit, religion, and much more. Overtime, this paper will explain why Hamlet is so upset. Hamlet first learned that it was his uncle, Claudius, who had murdered his father. “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.v.23).
Macbeth’s decision is heavily influenced by Lady Macbeth’s attack on his manhood. She discusses the power that Macbeth will possess if he is brave enough to do anything. “I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.” (Shakespeare 1.7.79-80) Macbeth makes an impulsive choice that is very unlike his true character. He is at the point where he would do anything that will make him the King of Scotland, such as killing Duncan. To defend his manhood, Macbeth’s greed and desire to be king causes him to not carefully consider the outcomes of his actions.
Was it because he had strategically planed or was it because he was not positive his uncle was the murder? Hamlet was smart with how he made everyone think he was mad. He wanted to through off everyone to make it easier for him to take vengeance for hid father. This shows that Hamlets mind thinks differently and is always thinking. At the end of the book Claudius wants Hamlet to drink and was deliberately forcing him to drink.
Second, Hamlet’s delaying may simply be his lack of resolution in killing his father. Throughout the play, Hamlet’s delays seem to be necessary for the murder, however, the actions make more sense if Hamlet does not want to commit the murder at all. Yet, when committing the murder in the end it seems that the deaths of his mother, his father and soon himself(because he is poisoned) push him to kill because it provides more reasons for killing Claudius and eliminates almost all negatives. All of the thematic theater references and symbols point to the difference between what is real and what is
Both Hamlet and Laertes lose their father and end up wanting revenge. When Hamlet finds out that his father was murdered he needs more explanation on how and why. Throughout the whole play he struggles to figure out how he will get his revenge. For Hamlet it takes him the whole to play to finally get his revenge. Laertes however goes into action immediately once he finds out of his father’s death.
Moreover, there is no preventing good from turning bad in a position of leadership. In Why Read Shakespeare, an argument by Michael Mack, show readers learn that even the noblest man could turn bad if driven by a darklarge enough force. Mack explains that the play Macbeth is not scary because Macbeth looks like a dictator but rather because we all see a bit of ourselves in him and his ambition (206). By explaining the similarities between Macbeth and the audience, Mack opens up the idea that any one of us could have been Macbeth and we could have been lead to do what he did. It also shows his humanity, rather than give him an unrelatable character.
Throughout Hamlet, Prince Hamlet is faced against many situations that question his mental stability and ability to make decisions. His indecisiveness comes from the way he reacts to the situations he is put in and the way his mind presents these situations to him. The most important indecisive moments are Hamlet’s suicidal thoughts, his father’s ghost, and his vengeance to Claudius. When Hamlet is told by a ghost that has a resemblance of his father that Claudius had killed him, he vows to take vengeance and revenge his father’s death. Instead of taking action and killing claudius, he questions whether the ghost was actually his father asking to revenge his death or the devil resembling his father to try to tempt him into murder.
Hamlet faked his madness after learning of his father’s death. He felt betrayed by his mother who married his uncle, shortly after King Hamlet’s death. Prince Hamlet promised revenge to avenge his death thus he looked for a plan. He decided to feign madness as he spoke with Polonius so that Claudius questions him. The rest of the play questions Hamlet’s motives and whether he is, indeed, mad or acting.