There are several theories about why Hamlet delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius. As the son of a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father. It’s a law, but he must first talk with god to ensure his safety in his journey and that taking vengeance will not send him straight to hell. The act is never performed until the end of the play. Quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father 's killer.
He was to the point where he thought it would just be easier to die than to live with all these struggles. Hamlet’s uncle Claudius killed his father which put a huge burden on his shoulders because he loved his father so much. What made it even worse was his mom, Gertrude, ended up marrying Claudius short after King Hamlet 's death. After the king was murdered, Hamlet saw his father’s “ghost” which told him that Claudius was in fact the one that killed him and that he wanted Hamlet to seek revenge for him by killing Claudius, but not to punish his mother for remarrying. He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time.
In my opinion, Hamlet’s procrastination led to his downfall and death, as well as the deaths of many others in the play. If Hamlet had believed his father’s ghost when he told him that Claudius had murdered him and acted on his revenge immediately, Hamlet would have been able to catch Claudius off guard before things got out of hand. If Hamlet had done so, he would have had the ability to prevent all of the other needless deaths. In conclusion, the word of his father’s ghost should have been enough for Hamlet to act and carry out the revenge for his father which can be called as a
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. At the end of the play this idea can be seen again when Laertes is getting ready to die: “Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet” (V.II.126). Because people believed they would have repercussions if they didn’t confess before death, Laertes makes sure to confess and make nice with Hamlet before he leaves the
Hamlet is thought to have gone mad over the death of his fath, Hamlet Sr. He is depressed over his father’s death and furious that his mother,Gertrude, married his uncle, Claudius, so soon after her husband’s death. He truly had fallen under serious grief, even contemplating suicide. It is not until he learns from his father’s ghost that his father had been poisoned by Claudius that this begins to change. Hamlet was plotting his uncle’s murder, something the majority of people would view as completely insane, but it is how he plotted this murder that makes it clear that he is not mad.
Hamlet spoke to a ghost who claims to be his father 's spirit; he did consider the possibility of it being the devil, however he chose to believe the ghost was his father. The ghost informs Hamlet the real reason he died and asks Hamlet to seek revenge so he starts to act mad. Hamlet insists his friends to not tell anyone what they’ve seen by saying, “How strange or odd soe 'er I bear myself (As I perchance hereafter shall think meet to put an antic disposition on), that you, at such times seeing me, never shall—With arms encumbered thus” (1:5:58). Hamlet wants people to believe he is mentally ill or mad to use as a cover for this true intentions which is to
The play Hamlet by William Shakespeare illustrates the tragedy of revenge between characters in different perceptions through their actions. In entire of the story, melancholic Hamlet tries to revenge for his father that has been kill by his uncle King Claudius. However, the situation changes when Hamlet killed Polonius by accident. At first, Hamlet may want to find evidence to prove whether Claudius is the one who kills his father or not because he wasn’t too sure about it. As it states that, GHOST.
Having your father die is bad enough, but to have your mother marry your uncle, within a few weeks of your father’s death? Then to see the ghost of your dead father. That would drive anyone a little insane, but maybe not to the extent that everyone thought Hamlet was acting. Hamlet is torn between acting sane and letting everyone else see him as insane. Hamlet is so grieved by his father
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
And secondly, to reinforce the Queen’s thought that Hamlet is mad. Because, only Hamlet can see the ghost and he was talking to the ghost Gertrude,his mother thought that he became mad after his father’s death. This can be depicted by the lines 116-124,spoken by the queen, in act 3, scene 4(page 222). By the lines 82-86 in act 1, scene 4(page 126),he clearly says that his fate is carrying him forward. Hamlet says that fate controls the gears and clutches of everyone even though the free will plays a day-to-day role.