After Ophelia’s burial, when Laertes is dueling with Hamlet he is wounded. There he informs Hamlet that Claudius was out to kill him and he begs Hamlet for forgiveness, he also forgives Hamlet for what he did to his father. Laertes is an impulsive and irrational person which leads him to be wounded and die. He is also a compulsive person who acts without thinking, he is willing to kill anyone in order to get his revenge. He seems to be a person who does not show emotion, but action.
Therefore, he plans to murder a man, but make it seem as if Hamlet had done it (by leaving the bloody knife in his room). Unfortunately, this plan fails, because Marcellus had seen the murder. Fortinbras is arrested, but swears revenge on not only Hamlet, but Marcellus. Meanwhile, Hamlet is preparing for Claudius’s murder. Claudius becomes suspicious of Hamlet’s odd behaviour and complains to Gertrude.
Therefore, when he hears the eavesdropper and kills him, he thinks that it is the killer of his father. This foreshadows the future events that Hamlet will undergo to avenge his father. The open door ultimately provides a symbolic relationship to the thoughts of Hamlet; he is on the edge of whether or not he should take revenge on the killer of his father. When he fully enters the room to talk to his mother, the door is closed which symbolizes that his locked up inner thoughts are now being shared with his mother and only with her. The death of Polonius foretells future events that his mother may or may not be aware of before the time it happens.
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.
He first went after Claudius for the death of his father because of how quietly it happened but learned that it was Hamlet who murdered his father. This resulted in Laertes wanting to kill Hamlet himself in a fencing dual. Claudius stepped aside and allowed Laertes to do the dirty work he had been trying to do previously. But Laertes was determined to see the death of Hamlet so he poisoned the end of his sword while dueling Hamlet to be sure he would end his life. But in the end both him and Hamlet were struck by the poisoned “I am justly killed with mine own treachery”(Act 5 Scene 2).
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
Analysis of Revenge in Shakespeare 's Hamlet and the Modern World Throughout Hamlet there is an ever-present theme of revenge that leads the characters who seeks it to their ultimate demise. Prince Hamlet is the first character in the play to seek revenge, namely upon his own uncle. In the act of avenging his father, Hamlet kills Polonius, the father of Laertes. This makes Laertes feel the need to avenge his father by killing Hamlet. Much like in the play, revenge is ever present in today 's society.
Hamlet is second guessing himself and his actions. He wants to get revenge for his father’s death, and kill Claudius. The opportunity has presented itself to him multiple times, but Hamlet always becomes fearful and allows his conscience to take over. He says, “thus conscience doth make cowards of us all.” This line is so amazing because Hamlet could be acting rational for so
The conflict for Hamlet is whether or not to carry out this vendetta, which is what causes the tragedy. Throughout the duration of Hamlet, he is seen making plans to get his revenge on his uncle, who murdered Hamlet’s father. The idea of revenge poisons Hamlet and while he says he is only pretending to be mad, it appears that he
The Reason Behind His Madness Hamlet gets himself into an utterly dire situation as his madness is totally self caused and entirely avoidable. He chooses his own fate when he is wrapped up in the idea of destroying his uncle to avenge his father. The thought of carrying out this revenge drives him to actually become mad and ruin almost all of his ties of friendship and his love for Ophelia. Hamlet’s demise, and the demise of loved ones around him, is self-inflicted and self-destructive. In the play of Hamlet, Hamlet, the main character, is the son of the King that has just recently died and Hamlet’s mother quickly thereafter remarried the Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius.