When Hamlet discovered that it was King Claudius that had killed his father, Hamlet maps out a process in which he would go about the death of Claudius. He ponders and thinks of the repercussions that may arise in every situation. At times, he inadvertently lets his emotions get the best of him. For example, his plan of revealing Claudius’s guilt through the observation of the self-reflecting play called “Mousetrap” works as Hamlet had intended. However, Hamlet’s impatience overcomes his control, allowing Claudius to realize the motives of Hamlet.
Polonius spews strong advice to his children that his own actions veto. If Polonius were to take his own words of wisdom and apply them to his own life, he may have survived this play, This is shown when Polonius gives Laertes his blessing. “ Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act.” (1.3.59-60) In other words, Polonius is telling Laertes to think before he acts. This advice proves to be quite contrary to his actions when dealing with Hamlet’s madness. Polonius jumps in the middle of Hamlet and Ophelia and preaches that Hamlet is acting off because of his love for Ophelia.
He had the choice to ignore all of the predictions but he starts to question his fate. He claims that “If chance will have me King, why, chance may crown me, / Without my stir” (I.IV.144-145) and appears to be unphased by the witches predictions. His words don’t reflect his thoughts, as seen later throughout the story. On the other hand Banquo is aware that believing the prophecy is free will, but Macbeth’s crave for power is stronger than his will. When Macbeth notifies his wife about the strange news, she sees
Hamlet is overcome by emotion and becomes unstable, saying on line 264, “Yet I have in me something dangerous, which let thy wisdom fear. Hold off thy hand,” as he fights with Laertes. This emotional instability continues after the fight is broken up as Hamlet insists that he loved Ophelia much more than Laertes. Hamlet once again demonstrates true madness in the final scene of the play, the fight between himself and Laertes. After the scuffle between Hamlet and Laertes and the collapse of Gertrude, Laertes tells Hamlet that the dagger and the Queen were poisoned by King Claudius.
The second soliloquy of the play depicts Hamlet as a frustrated and paranoid character. Reader may recognise Hamlet’s duplicitous conscience as he expresses his awareness and questions the ghost’s statement. In order to solve the bewilderment, Hamlet concludes that he will pretend to be mad as readers may find it cunning when he vows, “the play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king”. Hamlet’s commitment to observe the king serves as a suggestion that Hamlet is indeed a deceitful character that ought to justify his father’s death through the use of deceptive scrutiny that underlines an important theme of the
Hamlet and the Count of Monte Cristo are both superlative methods to prove how revenge should be left up to Justice instead of our own accord. In Hamlet you can see the very obvious conspiracy of revenge between Hamlet and his uncle, Hamlet almost gives up far into the play out of cowardliness. The innocent prince had trouble taking revenge because it’s not something easily done. “Quote from the “How do all inform against me”. Maybe Hamlet should have left it to justice or “the will of god”.
In Hamlet's soliloquy in act 1 scene 2 of Hamlet by Shakespeare, the central idea is that life is not fair. This is first shown as the central idea when Hamlet says that he wants to commit suicide, but it is against his religion (lines 129-132). To him, life seems unfair because when he wants to do something, he is not allowed to. The central idea is further shown when Hamlet says that his father loved his mother so much "that he might not [allow] the winds of heaven [to] / visit her face too roughly" (lines 141-142), and his mother "would hand on him as if [an] increase of appetite had grown / by what it fed on" (lines 143-145), and his father dies (lines 148). Soon after, she remarries.
Though Laertes surely illustrates how revenge can lead to one’s downfall, there is one character that proves this to be true even more so. The protagonist, Hamlet, is a key example of how seeking revenge can lead to a person’s destruction. The play revolves him and his plan to avenge his father’s death. In the play, he is visited by his father’s ghost, which proclaims, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (1.5.25). While already angered by his uncle and mother’s infidelity, this request causes him no trouble.
It doesn’t matter to him that, once alone with it, the ghost could “assume some other horrible form,/which might deprive [his] sovereignty of reason” (1.4, 72-3). Hamlet wants to see his father and so he sees him. This, more than his opinion on his mother or uncle, solidifies Hamlet’s tendency to never adjust his opinion of someone. In some cases, he supports this by claiming to know the truth of a situation, but in many cases he feels this way without any proof. Even prior to the ghost’s appearance, he doesn’t like his mother or uncle.
‘Oh, please let’s get out.’” and Jay is left feeling hurt and betrayed, when in fact all that should have mattered to Jay is that Daisy loves him now (142). Obsession is present in Ophelia and Hamlet’s in a different way than in Jay and Daisy’s. Hamlet’s obsession with revenge ultimately leads to the death of Ophelia. By allowing Ophelia to believe that Hamlet is insane and killing Ophelia’s father, Polonius, without thinking, Hamlet’s obsession with revenge causes not only the downfall of Ophelia and Hamlet’s relationship, but also causes the emotional downfall of Ophelia, which leads to her untimely death. The romantic relationships of Daisy and Tom in the novel and Claudius and Gertrude in the play exhibit the destructive effects of adultery.