Regarding Hamlet is a revenge tragedy, madness is a theme of the play but he’s not truly mad. He pretends to be mad to distract his uncle and mother so that he can reveal the truth of his father’s murder. Even though he gives the signs of his feigned madness throughout the play he first articulates these words to his friend Horatio at the end of act I scene
King Hamlet’s ghost in Hamlet plays a very significant role in Shakespeare’s play even though he only appears briefly in the very beginning and two other times throughout the play. King Hamlet’s ghost furthers the play in many ways. He affects action by setting the play in motion, he affects the theme of revenge, and he helps develop other characters, specifically his son, Hamlet. He sets the play in motion by causing the wheels to spin inside of Prince Hamlet’s head, the ghost is the whole reason for Hamlet trying to extract revenge upon his murderous Uncle Claudius who is now the King of Denmark. The ghost affects the theme of revenge by causing Young Hamlet to be seized by vengeance, the whole play turns into a story of Prince Hamlet trying to avenge his father’s wrongful death.
He questioned every decision he made excessively. Although Hamlet agreed to take revenge on Claudius, he wasn’t fully committed to it. He had to consider every option to determine his course of action. In one way, Hamlet didn’t want to murder Claudius because murder was the reason he wanted revenge. However, he murdered Polonius impulsively.
Furthermore, teens often seek revenge on one another without understanding that vengeance is a poor response to another person’s action. In the play, Hamlet balances his emotions poorly, and, in turn, serves as an exceptional illustration of the consequences of vengeance. He is furious at Claudius for murdering his father, and is desperate for retribution. Hamlet’s first act of retaliation is forcing Claudius to admit the truth. He achieves his goal by writing a play closely based upon his father’s murder (and ensuring Claudius is in attendance).
This was what he had to do in his mind to fix his own issues.- REVENGE/MORAL CORRUPTION The killing is now over and the king and rosecraftsz want hamlet out. The king calls on gertrude to get Hamlet to have a meeting with him and he wants to discuss how they are going to get rid of the body without anybody noticing, but this is going to be very difficult. Gertrude explained to the king what had happened, but she doesn 't know if she should believe that Hamlet has lost everything and actually has gone insane.- INSANITY x Rosencrantz and guildenstern become suspicious and finally ask the king where polonis has been, so out of nothing the king has to basically lie to their face and say, however the king tells them some riddles. He doesn 't like to share information.- APPEARANCE/REALITY x The guards are demanded to take Hamlet in and question where he has put the body of Polonius. He refuses to answer, like always and then goes on to talk to claudius in a convincing way.
In the Shakespearean play, Hamlet, the tragedy of a young prince’s attempt to extract revenge upon the man who murdered his father is the central idea. Throughout the play, the audience is shown Prince Hamlet’s internal conflict over who killed his father. The internal conflict Prince Hamlet brings upon himself is his hesitancy to trust his own judgement and act upon it. Prince Hamlet’s instances of self-doubt and indecisiveness correspond to the idea that tragic heroes lack important decision-making skills in times of distress. Prince Hamlet’s inability to make crucial decisions ultimately leads to his tragic death, and that is what makes him a tragic hero.
His conscience was aligned with his religious beliefs which got in the way of allowing him to act on his thoughts. This sparked an inner conflict in Hamlet about what to do. When Hamlet was first told by the ghost to kill King Claudius, Hamlet overthinks the decision on throughout the book. Hamlet knows his conscience driven mind will prevent him from acting on his instincs to kill Claudius. “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all” (3.1.87) Hamlet is angry with himself that he has let his conscience come in the way.
Hamlet illustrates this point with the lines "the thoughts of love, / May sweep to my revenge”. Despite the initial opposition of the words “love” and “revenge”, which would make the pair an antithesis, they do not exclude each other, and in Hamlet’s case, the Ghost prompts him to act by using the first as a argument. The feeling of love then becomes not only corrupted with a crime of incest, but also one of murder. On the whole, this passage focuses on the impact that the murder committed by Claudius on King Hamlet has on the plot as a whole. These consequences, which are physical, political, moral and emotional corruption, are emphasized as sinful by the Ghost so that Hamlet will be more inclined to fulfill the last wish of his deceased father.
Throughout the play Hamlet uncovers horrible deeds his uncle has committed, which were “Remorseless, Treacherous, lecherous”. Hamlet wished to punish Gertrude but was prevented by his father’s ghost. In Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 3 scene 2, Hamlet will “speak daggers to her but use none” representing his future interactions with Gertrude. Shakespeare uses this metaphor to show Hamlet’s hatred towards his mother and to create tension. In Act 3 Scene 4, Hamlet reveals Claudius’ involvement in his father’s death to his mother, but she thinks Hamlet has turned into a madman.
Firstly, due to all the machiavellianism he does not know whom to trust. For example, Claudius acts like a loving stepfather even though he does not like Hamlet he and wants to get rid of him. As Claudius is sending Hamlet off to England to get him killed he says “Thy loving father, Hamlet.”(4.3.l 54) He says this in order to manipulate Hamlet so that he would go and thus Claudius’ plans of killing him would be fulfilled. Furthermore Claudius is selfish and he uses people. As Polonius is killed first thing Claudius thinks about is “It had been so with us, had we been there.” (4.1.l.12) and Hamlet is “full of threats to all”(4.1.l.13).