After numerous interactions between Hamlet and the ghost, the ghost reveals that he is Hamlet’s father. The ghost also reveals that his death was no accident and was murdered by his brother Claudius and should be revenged. These events challenged Hamlet and cast’s a burden to his moral faith. Hamlet decides to not act quickly with his plans of revenge considering there was no evidence to prove that Claudius killed his
The confession of sins before death plays a big role in Hamlet; it even prevents Hamlet from seeking revenge when he had a good chance. When the king is in a room by himself he seems to be confessing his sins, this gives Hamlet an opportunity for his revenge: “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; / And now I’ll do’t. And so he goes to heaven, / And so am I revenged. That would be scann’d” (III.III.79). It is believed that if a person confesses their sins before they die that they will go to heaven, so Hamlet believed that if he were to kill Claudius right then and there that he would go to heaven and not have any punishment for what he did to Hamlet’s father.
Old King Hamlet's ghost describes his death in Act I, Scene 5 of Hamlet by relating what really happened to him.King Hamlet’s ghost tells Hamlet that he died by his brother’s hand, which is treachery at its finest. He deprived the King of his life, his queen, his crown, and his kingdom. This haunts him greatly and Claudius’ murderous actions are responsible for this, as he cut the King’s life short when he still had things to resolve in his life. He says that what he will tell Hamlet will cause Hamlet to seek revenge. King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.)
Little does Gertrude know, the drink is poisoned. This introduces a new outlook for readers on Claudius because readers see that he doesn’t actually care about Gertrude because he knew the drink was poisoned and didn’t stop her from drinking it. We then soon see Hamlet’s true emotions as he shoves the poisonous drink down Claudius’s throat to get justice for his mother. Act V contains a continuous amount of deaths and acts of violence. The most major death in the entire play occurs after a series of events take place that lead up to it.
Are Hamlet’s actions justified? Did he do the right thing? In the story “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, Hamlets father (The Ghost) comes to him in a dream and tells him that his uncle (who is now married to his mother Gertrude just after two mother after Hamlet’s father’s death and the new king) killed him and that Hamlet needs to get revenge so that his father can move on. As the story continues Hamlet puts together a play and adds some lines about how his father was killed to see the reaction from his uncle. While the play is going on his uncle calls lights and leaves the room (So now Hamlet knows that the ghost was telling the truth).
He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time. The ghost also tells him that he fell asleep in the garden and Claudius poured poison in his ear to kill him. Hamlets fear about his uncle was true after all. “O my prophetic soul!” he cries (1.5.40). After finding out all this information, Hamlet was in a dark spot that lead him to acting insane to investigate the accusations that his father had made.
When the ghost of King Hamlet appears and tells his son that Claudius killed him by pouring poison in his ear, Hamlet does not act straight away he takes his time to think about what the ghost told him. He wonders whether it is a good ghost or a bad ghost. He plans things out wanting the new king to be embarrassed for what he has committed. When the group of actors come to town, Hamlet says to one of them, "Dost thou hear me old friend? Can you play The Murder of Gonzago?"
The theme that the real poison is revenge can be shown at the beginning of the play, since Claudius killed Hamlet’s father, he wants to get revenge because that was what the ghost of his father told him to do in order for his father to go to heaven. For instance, in the movie of the play when Horatio and the others show Hamlet that his father’s ghost has been appearing, and the ghost tells Hamlet to follow him, when Hamlet goes to see what the ghost wanted to tell him. The ghost tells him that Claudius killed him by pouring poison through his ear while he was sleeping one afternoon. Poison appears since the beginning of the play, showing that poison would have a meaning in the theme of the play. Claudius killed his brother with poison, and at the end of the play Hamlet actually kills him with poison the same way as he killed his brother.
Just like any other sane person, just imagine your father being killed by your uncle then marrying your mother… I don’t really think that would go down well with anyone and alas, something had to be done about it. Needless To say, Hamlet embarks on a journey to avenge his father by taking down Claudius once
Back at the Danish Palace of Elsinore, Ophelia was maddened her father's death, and Laertes, with a mob in tow, demanded an explanation for Polonius' death. Claudius tentatively calmed him and convinced him that Hamlet was the murderer. Claudius and Laertes agreed to kill Hamlet. They arranged a duel between Laertes and Hamlet, with Laertes' sword secretly poisoned to guarantee Hamlet's death. Should it fail, Claudius can kill Hamlet by offering a poisoned cup of wine to Hamlet during the contest.