Hamlet's Revenge

718 Words3 Pages
Revenge is the desire to inflict harm on one who has wronged someone else. In many cases, revenge is motivated by a desire to make a person receive payback for their wrongdoings. A person can either forget and carry on with their life or allow sin to fill themselves with anger and a thirst for revenge. In the tragedy, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet has a strong suspicion that his father’s death was a murder by his uncle, Claudius because a ghost had told him so. Hamlet’s depression transitions into an intense desire to avenge his great father, Hamlet becomes consumed with the past as everyone around him moves on into the future. Hamlet’s emotions begin to travel all over the place. The intoxication of death causes the destruction of…show more content…
Since the monologue caused Hamlet to think about his situation, he begins to criticize himself and as an insane person, he quickly turns his sadness into anger against Claudius. “A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause, And can say nothing! … Bloody, bawdy villain! Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain! O, vengeance!” (Hamlet 568-82). Hamlet feels pity for himself for being in such a horrible situations with his father’s death, his mother’s quick marriage, and his depression but he is angry at himself for not doing anything about his situation, for not avenging his father against a horrible person. He does not create a revenge plan, he does not speak for his father, etc. He is frustrated and angry because wanted to avenge his father but he does not follow through with his desires. Hamlet then begins to fire up with anger and motivation for revenge against Claudius. He calls him a murderous villain, heartless, disloyal, and lustful. Hamlet’s insanity can be seen in this soliloquy because his mind is so caught up with everything and anything. He is so distressed with insignificant things as well as his desire for revenge. Hamlet’s mind is racing and he is filled with several emotions which he feels one after another, from distress and confusion to self-pity
Open Document