It also leads to a downfall of almost every character in the play. This act of murder causes Hamlet to die, and everyone else around him, including his mother and uncle. The entire play, readers continuously a theme of revenge due to this one action. Hamlet seeks revenge on his uncle for killing his father. In Act 5, the tension rests when Hamlet and Claudius are both eliminated.
Hamlet’s reaction to his father, King Hamlet's death, especially after he appears to Hamlet as a ghost and tells him he was murdered by Claudius, weighs heavily on Hamlet, leading him into a spiral of depression in which he contemplates suicide. "O that this too too solid flesh would melt;thaw and resolves itself into a dew . . . It is not, nor it cannot come to good.
Removing Hamlet’s cautionary exemplar would significantly impede a teenager’s apprehension of a critical life lesson. Towards the end of the play, Hamlet finally receives his chance at revenge in the form of a fencing match against Claudius. Although he kills Claudius, a poisonous sword wounds Hamlet, and he exclaims that “O, I die, Horatio./ The potent poison quite o’ercrows my spirit”(5.2.352-353). Revenge distorts Hamlet’s mind to the extent that he challenges Claudius to a fencing match, even though Claudius is out to kill Hamlet. As a result, Hamlet dies, and, in turn, illustrates that revenge hinders logical decision making, and induces dire repercussions.
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
Sometimes the unknown can seem scary, especially when it comes to the mystery of death. In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet plots his revenge on his uncle, now king, Claudius. Claudius is the murder of Hamlet’s father, who was the king, and marries Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude. Because of his mother’s quick marriage after his father 's death and the fact his father was murdered, Hamlet acts crazy in order to help plot his revenge on his uncle. He wants his revenge to be is only focus, and in the process some innocent people end up dying.
And so he goes to heaven, And so am I revenged. That would be scanned: A villain kills my father, and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven” (3.3.78-83). In this quote, Hamlet mistakenly thinks that Claudius is praying since he on his knees and this shows the true anger that Hamlet has. Just killing Claudius isn 't enough, Hamlet must make sure that Claudius is being sent directly to Hell where he will suffer for eternity. One of the most prominent times we see Hamlet’s anger is when he murders Polonius, the father to Ophelia, his lover, thinking that it was Claudius.
For his how and when to take revenge, he does actually go through with it in act five scene two. He did have another opportunity to kill Claudius before in act three scene three, but he doesn 't because Claudius is praying, asking for forgiveness of his sin which was killing Hamlet 's father. However, there is a time that he gets off track on what he needs to do. At that point in time his dead dad comes as a ghost and reminds him what he needs to do. Hamlet’s how and when to take revenge happens shortly after Hamlet learns from Horatio that Horatio had believed to see Hamlet’s father is haunting the castle, also that the ghost has been haunting the castle for 3 nights.
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.
When Hamlet accidentally kills Laertes’s father, Polonius , Laertes immediately returns to Denmark from France where he was studying at college. He storms King Claudius’s castle with a mob. He desires revenge and does not waste any time before trying to get it. When Claudius convinces him that he is innocent in his father’s death he immediately agrees with Claudius’s plan to get revenge on Hamlet. While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive.
Hamlet scores the first hit, but didn’t drink from the king’s proposed goblet. Instead, the queen takes a drink from it and instantly died due to the poison. Laertes succeeds in wounding Hamlet, but Hamlet does not die of the poison immediately. Laertes got wounded by his own sword’s blade, and, after revealing to Hamlet that Claudius is responsible for the queen’s death, he dies from the blade’s poison. Hamlet then stabs Claudius through with the poisoned sword and forces him to drink the rest of the poisoned wine.