The play begins by having Hamlet's uncle marry Hamlet's recently-widowed mother in order to become the new King of Denmark. Hamlet, while mourning the death of this father, is disappointed at his mothers lack of loyalty at the same time. The guards of Denmark's Elsinore castle see a ghost that resembles Hamlet's deceased father and decide to tell Hamlet. In act 1 scene 5 the ghost appears to Hamlet, stating that he is the ghost of his father, and that Hamlet's uncle murdered him. This is a huge turning point in the play as Hamlet swears vengeance for his father.
By having the Ghost speak in such a hateful, and passionate manner about Claudius and Gertrude, Shakespeare can convey Hamlet's feelings toward them without the need for extensive dialogue on Hamlet's end. Although Hamlet is nearly silent for the majority of his father's speech, it is clear by a combination of the little words Hamlet does speak, and his father's uninterrupted fury that Hamlet is enraged by this knowledge. The language used in the speech provides Hamlet with the reasoning which dictates his motivation and actions throughout the play and introduces the major theme of revenge, serving as a call to action for Hamlet. While the ghost heavily encourages his son to avenge his murder, he is careful to warn Hamlet of the dangers of revenge. He warns Hamlet not to wrongfully unleash his revenge on his mother.
Adversity can take us by surprise, but everyone at some point in life experiences it. The way our personal identity can be shaped is through our phases of adversity. The experiences of dealing with difficulties can shape the way we view life and the actions that will show our persona. When we persevere adversity and obstacles it shows our reputation and our true type of identity. In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare, illustrates the way Hamlet, as well as other characters, deal with adversity through the types of motives they are seeking.
He does nothing with his life for a long time. He walks and dresses in black. When someone is lazy with their life, no matter what the reason is, they become distracted and wrath builds up in their hearts. We see this in Hamlet as he begins to hate everything around him and lives in depression.
This is explained by the Ghost when Hamlet learns of his father being murdered in Act 1 Scene 5, in lines 35 -39, “’Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, A serpent stung me. So the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forged process of my death Rankly abused. But know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father’s life . Now wears his crown.” 2) The soliloquies that Hamlet provides over the sequence of the entire play allows us to distinguish what Hamlet was thinking about and display how he was losing his sanity.
Hamlet, a play written by William Shakespeare seems to site the ancient theory of the seven deadly sins, many times. The seven deadly sins are aspects of human character that are believed to ultimately lead to the destruction of the human race. In Hamlet, wrath is the sin most used within the most characters. One of the most obvious example is the uncle of Hamlet, Claudius. Claudius is a prime example of wrath, performing actions such as killing his brother, and ultimately causing the death of almost everyone he held closest.
One of the central themes of William Shakespeare's Hamlet is the idea of sin and its gruesome altercations. The book of Proverbs in the Bible includes a list of anathemas named the seven deadly sins. Mike Aquiliana, Executive Vice-President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and Kevin M. Clarke, Dean of the Institute for Lay Ministry and Associate Professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, both mention that the sins, according to the Catholic Church, are pride, avarice, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth (page 1), all that are present in William Shakespeare ’s play Hamlet. In Hamlet, these sins are not portrayed as temptations, but rather as character flaws that lead to an ultimate tragedy.
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.
A few soldiers on guard report to him that his father’s ghost has been seen, and he sees the ghost when he goes with them the next night. The ghost tells him that his uncle killed him to get his crown and his wife, and makes Hamlet swear to avenge his death. Hamlet decides to pretend to be
He is later disgusted by his mother’s quick remarriage to his uncle, Claudius, almost two months after the death of his father who was also his mother’s husband. After Hamlet’s conversation with his father’s ghost in which Hamlet was told that his father was murdered by Claudius, he became filled with even more grief because he has a difficult duty of killing his uncle in order to avenge his father’s death. This is seen in the “to be or not to be” soliloquy.
Hamlet at first was a little bit weary of the ghost but when the ghost told Hamlet that he was stuck in purgatory until revenge was sought out, hamlet was on board. Hamlet adored his father so when the ghost asked him to seek revenge, and when it told him to murder claudius it's all he focuses on for the majority of the novel. The effect seeking justice had on Hamlet was profound. He became obsessed with finding a proper way to kill the king. His first attempt was to put on a play where he hired actors to recreate the old king's murder to see how the queen and Claudius would react.
Instead of taking action and killing claudius, he questions whether the ghost was actually his father asking to revenge his death or the devil resembling his father to try to tempt him into murder. In No Fear Shakespeare from Sparknotes, Hamlet talks about his doubts to believe the ghost is actually his father or not by saying “May be the devil, and the devil hath power T’ assume a pleasing shape. Yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me (Act 2 Scene 2 Page 24). This shows how Hamlet was indecisive and how the ghost of his father was one of the major reasons why he was indecisive.
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