Even though it was not directly against her, it still hurt her and that was still against the wishes of the ghost of his father. There is many example of betrayal of trust in this play but Hamlet betraying his father’s ghost may be one that is not as well noticed. Yes his father may be dead, but he is still given a mission of just killing his uncle without harming others and not to harm his mother. This is something
This stress put on him is what essentially created his tragic flaw. Hamlets tragic flaw is his indecisiveness to make decisions. This trait is demonstrated through the entire play and causes Hamlet to his own demise. When Hamlet has immediate suspicious of his fathers murder and later proof, he delays the murder, which is puzzling because the play is about revenge, and one would expect him to have done it earlier as he had ample amount of opportunities to do so. His indecisiveness has puzzled many.
After his accusations, Oedipus mocked Teiresias for his blindness, and told him to leave the palace as Oedipus had grown tired of him. Oedipus’s imperfect nature stopped him from learning the truth from Teiresias before it was too late, and lead to great loss at the end of the play. Throughout the story of Oedipus the King, the imperfectly noble nature of Oedipus is displayed for all to learn from. His temperamental and overzealous nature made him argumentative and combative when Teiresias tried to tell him the truth about the murder, causing Oedipus to accuse his good friend Creon of being a usurper. The consequence of Oedipus’s imperfect noble nature was his eventual blindness and exile from the place he loved and cared for the
From this moment Hamlet decides to “To put an antic disposition on. (1.5.190-192)” and pretend to be mad. He does this so that his uncle does not suspect his plot. He also does this so he can have more time to put off killing Claudius. Even with proof Hamlet cannot commit himself to killing
Hamlet’s madness played an important role in the play because he later on became insane after he had feigned his insanity. It is obvious that Hamlet had a troubled mind in the play because he was torn on what to do in order to avenge his father’s death. He was torn between whether he was following his father’s wish or the wish of the ghost that appeared to him. This made him insane because, he spent his time worrying about his father’s death revenge and this affected his state of mind. Hamlet became insane because
To start off his trickery, his entire title and position was gained with mischievous ways. He murdered the first King of Denmark in secrecy so he could usurp the throne and make the Queen his own. No one would suspect Claudius as the murderer due to his relation as the brother to the late King. Later on in the story, Claudius is suspecting Hamlet of not only being crazy, but possibly learning of the murder. With his words and power as King, he sent Hamlet to England to “get better” from his illness.
Claudius, Gertrude, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern are guilty of this. Claudius shows his hypocrisy by lying to everyone about his crime against Hamlet’s father and expressing his guilt over it. One of the most disappointing acts of hypocrisy occur when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern betray Hamlet. They were supposed to be his confidants and the people who were looking out for Hamlet’s best interest but, they failed. In my opinion, the theme of hypocrisy is a message from Shakespeare to his audience.
In the earlier stages of the play, Hamlet decides to put on a mask of “antic disposition” to hide his true intentions of killing Claudius. He acts with calculated hatred toward Ophelia to convince everyone that his madness is due to Ophelia’s rejection of him. In addition, the play that Hamlet planned parallels this idea. Claudius believes he is going to see a play that Hamlet would like him to see. However, Claudius is oblivious to the fact that Hamlet is using the the play to accuse him of murdering elder Hamlet.
Hamlet’s claim is “the play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king”(II.ii.632-634). He has written out how Claudius actually killed the king in hopes to stir discomfort within the Claudius’ conscience to show everyone that Claudius is a cold blooded killer. A play of such sophistication takes thought and intelligence to be put together in such a way to draw attention. It takes sanity to have a goal and be determined to achieve it. Hamlet later gets into an argument with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern due to suspicion.
Hamlet has a good reason to kill Claudius, yet he fails to do it. How can Fortinbras sacrifice so much for such a futile purpose? In this scene, Hamlet realizes the brutality of humanity and first ponders the idea that no one is safe—another central pillar of existentialism. From this point on, Hamlet declares that he will have bloody thoughts. "My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!"
Hamlet was so furious with them for telling Claudius what they knew about Hamlet and so when Hamlet had the chance to send them to England, he seized the opportunity. Hamlet was originally sent to England by Claudius so that he would be killed, but once again events took a slight opposite turn. Hamlet meets these pirates and pays them, so that he can go back to Denmark and infuriate Claudius with the fact that he is back. Meanwhile Hamlet refused to let Rosencrantz and Guildenstern join him on this journey because he switched the execution letter so the king of England would kill Rosencrantz and Guildenstern instead of Hamlet and that’s exactly how the events unfolded. Hamlet hates how Rosencrantz and Guildenstern act as sponges to Claudius meaning once they tell Claudius as much as they know about Hamlet, then they are cut off.
Although he 's tried everything that he can to go against the prophecy, by trying to avoid it he ran right into the prophecy. He has killed Laius and married Jocasta. Unknowingly, he and his mother, Jocasta had been fulfilling the prophecy. Oedipus had been ashamed of fulfilling the prophecy, so he gouged his eyes so he could not see the faces of those who looked down on him. In the play Oedipus The King, Oedipus ran from his destiny, blinded by truth.