Fortinbras goes about taking revenge in a more determined and timely matter, quite unlike Hamlet. While both Hamlet and Fortinbras seek revenge, Hamlet puts much more thought into the consequences of his actions causing him to hesitate. In Hamlet the aspect of revenge is not present until the ghost of Old Hamlet appears to Hamlet and tells him Claudius has murdered him and taken his crown. At first Hamlet is eager to please the ghost, and vows to take revenge on Claudius
Ultimately, Hamlet’s inaction is greatly caused by his thoughtfulness, which overshadows impulsive behavior and action. While this factor may be useful in restricting one’s rash actions, overthinking restricts any further development. Consequently, Hamlet is only able to take initiative in the final scene of the tragedy; however, also dying himself. Inaction is Hamlet’s “identifying feature” -talks about his plans, but does not fulfill them. 7 The final scene demonstrates the extent and influence of revenge, the prince must die in order to achieve vengeance.
He starts to contemplate literally everything that comes across his mind. From sadness and happiness to life and death. These thoughts that constantly cross his mind help develop is final thoughts about life and what comes after. Hamlet has a hard time deciding how he wants to kill Claudius and when he wants to do it, and if he even wants to do it at all. Hamlet wants Claudius to suffer for the pain he put Hamlet through and the pain he put the previous king through.
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.
"My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!" (IV.iv.9.56). Hamlet is impressed by the forcefulness of characters like Fortinbras and Laertes, who turn thought into action quickly (Phillips). Laertes, who, like Hamlet, has a father to avenge, does not hesitate for a moment when seeking vengeance on his father 's murderer. As Hamlet decides to strive for this personal quality, he begins to act increasingly existential and
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
With his father just being murdered by his uncle Claudius and Polonius banning the relationship between him and Ophelia, the only thought running through Hamlet’s mind was anger and revenge. The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions.
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.
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.
/ I dare damnation. To this point I stand, / That both the worlds I give to negligence, / Let come what comes, only I'll be revenged / Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.130-136) In contrast to Hamlet, after Laertes notices that his father’s Polonius dead, he quickly comeback from France. In addition, He said that he agrees to revenge for his father and Laertes is totally cover by his anger. It is obvious that Laertes love Polonius so much that he immediately takes action. In spite of Hamlet, Claudius conveys Laertes to revenge