Murder and death are the driving forces to one character’s motives. In The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, a play about a young prince, Hamlet, whose father is murdered prior and the trials of confirming who the killer is, go wary after a play sparks the new King’s attention. Hamlet is in and out of a grievous time trying to understand his father’s death while not a single soul mourns the loss. Power is what consumes King Claudius as he plots for Hamlet’s death with unexpected deaths to follow. Hamlet is consistently perceived as insane for trying to grief his father and avenge him.
In the play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, it is full of revenge. Many things happen through this play but there’s one person or thing that makes the bad things happen. King Hamlet died and his brother took over and even married his wife, Gertrude. The Prince Hamlet does not approve of this relationship because it happened so quick. Hamlet grieves through this whole play because of the death of his father and starts to go crazy.
Hamlet quotes he is “revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck” (III.i.126-127) when talking to Ophelia. He acknowledges his own ambition for revenge and is even able to admit to to, claiming that King Hamlet’s passing was constantly on his thoughts. His actions and intentions in the play all lead up to one thing: getting revenge on Claudius. Not only did Claudius murder him, he also stole Hamlet’s rightful position as king. Another example is during Hamlet confrontation with the ghost when he says “wings as swift, As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.iv.35-37).
He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time. The ghost also tells him that he fell asleep in the garden and Claudius poured poison in his ear to kill him. Hamlets fear about his uncle was true after all. “O my prophetic soul!” he cries (1.5.40). After finding out all this information, Hamlet was in a dark spot that lead him to acting insane to investigate the accusations that his father had made.
For instance, in the movie of the play when Horatio and the others show Hamlet that his father’s ghost has been appearing, and the ghost tells Hamlet to follow him, when Hamlet goes to see what the ghost wanted to tell him. The ghost tells him that Claudius killed him by pouring poison through his ear while he was sleeping one afternoon. The king had a horrible look in his face, looking livid, falling fast to the ground, his eyes wide open, dying in a terrible way, feeling the breeze outside in the cold, taking his last breath. Poison appears since the beginning of the play, showing that poison would have a meaning in the theme of the play. Claudius killed his brother with poison, and at the end of the play Hamlet actually kills him with poison
When Hamlet is talking to his mother, he hears someone behind a curtain in his mother's room. Assuming this to be Claudius,listening he stabs the person behind the curtains and kills him without first checking.And unfortunately, it was Polonius who was listening to the conversation between Gertrude and Hamlet and Polonius was killed instead of Claudius. The final time Hamlet tries to kill Claudius, he succeeds . This occurs during the last scene of the play.But,what Hamlet did not know is that he has already been poisoned by Laertes’s sword causing Hamlet to die soon after killing Claudius and this all comes down to hamlet being a tragic hero , because everything that happened to him , was mostly suffering through the entire play. In my opinion, Hamlet’s procrastination led to his downfall and death, as well as the deaths of many others in the play.
The play Hamlet by William Shakespeare illustrates the tragedy of revenge between characters in different perceptions through their actions. In entire of the story, melancholic Hamlet tries to revenge for his father that has been kill by his uncle King Claudius. However, the situation changes when Hamlet killed Polonius by accident. At first, Hamlet may want to find evidence to prove whether Claudius is the one who kills his father or not because he wasn’t too sure about it. As it states that, GHOST.
William Shakespeare 's “Hamlet” is a standout amongst the most tragic plays ever written . Throughout the play , several different people want revenge on somebody. Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, thinks of taking immediate , brutal revenge upon the current king of his country, his uncle, Claudius, who murdered Hamlet’s father, the original king , in order to take the crown and wed the Queen, Gertrude . When trying to avenge his father by slaughtering his uncle, Hamlet unintentionally murders Polonius , the father of one of his closest friends Laertes . In turn, Laertes wants to avenge his father’s demise by murdering Hamlet.
In effect, Laertes evokes the distinction between honor and nature and the former’s influence over his decision to choose revenge over clemency. After an injured Hamlet wounds Laertes with the poisoned foil, Laertes laments that he is “justly killed” by his own “treachery.” (5.2.337). In blaming himself for his downfall, Laertes declares the justice of his death. Laertes possesses only a simple understanding of the immorality of murder because his honor, anger, and a lack of concern for his own damnation drives him to ultimately carry out the act. After Hamlet kills Claudius, Laertes states the justice in the king’s death and says, “mine and my father 's death come not upon thee, / Nor thine on me!” (5.2.359-63).
Hamlet turns the tables on her, accusing her of a most grotesque lust and claiming that she has insulted her father and herself by stooping to marry Claudius. In the course of their interview, Polonius hides behind a tapestry; at one point, he thinks that Hamlet is going to attack Gertrude and cries for help. Hamlet stabs Polonius through the tapestry, thinking he has killed Claudius. When he finds that he has merely killed a "rash, intruding fool," Hamlet returns to the business of "speaking daggers" to his mother. Just as Gertrude appears convinced by Hamlet's excoriation, the ghost of Old Hamlet reappears and tells Hamlet not to behave so cruelly to his mother, and to remember to carry out revenge on Claudius.