Hamlet first hesitates to take revenge so he can validate the ghost and his story. Then Hamlet has a perfect opportunity to take revenge and kill Claudius, but Claudius happens to be praying and is therefore in a state of grace. Again, Hamlet hesitates in favor of a more sinful demise. Meanwhile Fortinbras is also seeking revenge for his father, who was killed by Hamlet’s father. Fortinbras goes about taking revenge in a more determined and timely matter, quite unlike Hamlet.
This lead to Polonius scheming of an idea to figure out why Hamlet is insane. Hamlet’s madness effectively baffled many characters to the point that they had to make up a reason for his madness. In fact, Hamlet’s madness stressed Claudius out so much that he decided to convince Hamlet’s friends to send him off to England to be killed. If Claudius believed that Hamlet’s insanity was not sincere, he would not have made the decision for the prince to the throne to be killed off. Hamlet’s constant reference to death and his snappish attitude towards the court members unnerved the king.
And finally philosophy, where it seemed impossible to explain about the ghost, and how to answer his moral questions and lead to his decision.The hero became a tragic figure less through the sin of pride rather than through his character flaw. Within those first act, after he was fully aware of the ghost of his father walking, Hamlet went to see for himself, and there he was convinced to revenge his father death by his father 's ghost. Hamlet 's father was a symbol of his conscience and the corruption of regicide was laid at Hamlet 's doorstep. Hamlet made a mistake due to him failing to right this wrong, and the tragic flaw that emerged in his character was indecision. When Hamlet planned out trap for King Claudius, he was procrastinating in order to solve his self-doubt.
Hamlet delays in killing Claudius not only because he 's suffering from an Oedipal complex but also because his basic sanity keeps him from killing Claudius. In society we are taught that those who commit murder are sick or insane and will go to hell. However, Hamlet 's society believes the son of a murdered noble is responsible for avenging his father. And if the son does not abide to this law he himself deserves
The main character of William Shakespeare’s tragedy is actually a confused person that’s stuck between two choices. Some may argue that he feels guilty for his father’s death and so it’s his duty to avenge it. While others may disagree and conclude that he is just a maniac who is both violent and dangerous. Hamlet passes through the lane of hesitancy, where he hesitates to kill King Claudius. As a matter of fact, the main conflict of Hamlet is that he feels both the need to solve the crime and punish the responsible.
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
Hamlet’s “antic disposition” is merely an act, and serves to mask his intentions of revenge from his peers; Hamlet does become somewhat unstable, though, and lapses into brief moments of true insanity. Following the first encounter with his father, Hamlet vows to put on an act of madness to hide his actions and thoughts from the King. Hamlet’s feigned madness begins with a half-naked appearance in Ophelia’s chambers, and escalates from that point onward. The effect of the “antic disposition” seems to wear off by Act IV though, as Hamlet’s actions cause Claudius to become suspicious of Hamlet. Hamlet seems to experience moments of true insanity at times, though, as seen when he rashly kills Polonius.
He tells him at the beginning to not turn his back on him. At some points in the play it's really hard to tell if he is faking his madness, or if he is actually starting to go crazy. The reason he acts crazy is because he knows his father was murdered by his uncle. He thinks that if he acts mad, he will have a better chance at getting revenge on Claudius. In the beginning of the play the ghost of Hamlet's father visits him.
Others would say that after he accepts his father 's plea for vengeance, that he uses this cloak of madness as a disguise so Claudius cannot see his murderous intentions. As many researchers know there is much evidence for both his sanity, and his madness. But which is true? In the play, Hamlet is constantly talking to himself, which is already one sign of madness, but the things that he says to himself are murderous and even suicidal quotes. One of the quotes in the play being, “HAMLET: O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter!
Or it can be seen as the ghost being some type of evil spirit trying to destroy hamlet through bad advice. The ghost is simply trying to free its spirit from purgatory and not trying to destroy hamlet, this is evident due to the fact that we know that Claudius killed Hamlet’s father in cold blood before he could pray for his sins. The ghosts role in the play is to tell Hamlet how he truly died. The nature in which the ghost appears in the play changes from appearance to appearance. This is due to the ghost having to get through to Hamlet in a different way, and for a different reason in each appearance.