If up until now my analysis examined some of Hamlet´s actions, as well as steps taken so as to avenge his father’s murder, now it is time to focus on his constant hesitation and perpetual procrastination over the matter. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is clearly a revenge play, yet ironically, our protagonist seems unable to commit such an act. Although, he establishes that the Ghost’s request for revenge is his obligation to carry out, Hamlet always postpones the act. Throughout the course the play it becomes quite obvious that Hamlet is conscious of the illusive form of his hollow intention: “I do not know/ Why yet I live to say, ‘This thing’s to do’” (4.4.43–44). His delay becomes central to the plot, and it shows how far from resolving his purpose, Hamlet lacks courage to carry it out.
While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect” Through the metaphor “as sharp as will” Shakespeare alludes that the remorse Claudius feels is not because of his brother death, but actually for he no longer wants to bear the weight of the consequence he faces that 's caused by his action, which reflects Claudius is self-centered. By comparing Claudius’s “guilt”: killed his brother and “intent”: desire to get the power, Shakespeare points out that Claudius intention of the murder is evil. Shakespeare helps readers to understand Claudius’s inner most conflicts through a series questions and alliteration. Claudius desperately tries to seek reasons to be forgiven, he questions: can God not just left this one slide and forgive him? Isn’t prayer supposed to keep us from sinning and relieve us from previous sins?
His Sewell 1 actions are understandable because his father was killed and he is planning his revenge slowly yet surely against his uncle. Even though his father tells him not to hurt his mother “ Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven and to those thorns that i her bosom lodge to prick and sting her.” (1.5.86-8). This is when Hamlet is started to be questioned of whether he has truly lost his mind. His other cause for insanity comes from Ophelia.
Hamlet Final Essay William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, follows Prince Hamlet who has been tried with the troubling task of seeking revenge for his father’s death. The person that Hamlet must kill in order to achieve vengeance is his uncle, Claudius. Many have wondered why Hamlet hesitates to kill his uncle in order to complete his task and that is the topic of discussion within this essay. Probable explanations for Hamlet’s delay are: his desire to remain in touch with his religion and morals; his need to know the validity of Claudius’ guilt; and his personal indecisiveness and overthinking. The first probable reason for Hamlet’s delay in killing Claudius is that Hamlet wants to follow his religious beliefs and morals.
Hamlet is quite struggling about to live or to die. At the beginning of the play, he is grieved at his father’s death and his mother’s hasty marriage with his uncle. He decided not to die at last. It is very easy to see that Hamlet was crazy at that time. He talked about he wanted to relieve after death but there was still nightmare after death.After he finished his speech, he decided to live since he needs to finish his revenge.
After a short time, Antony convinced the plebeians Caesar was a good man who must be avenged and Brutus was named a murderer. Brutus fled his country where he eventually killed himself. While Brutus experiences an impactful turning point, Cassius ' actions and personality remain fairly constant within the negative traits. He represents gloominess from the beginning of the play; he is jealous, manipulative and pessimistic. “O coward that I am, to live so long to see my best friend ta 'en before my face.” (V.III.34-35).
Old King Hamlet's ghost describes his death in Act I, Scene 5 of Hamlet by relating what really happened to him.King Hamlet’s ghost tells Hamlet that he died by his brother’s hand, which is treachery at its finest. He deprived the King of his life, his queen, his crown, and his kingdom. This haunts him greatly and Claudius’ murderous actions are responsible for this, as he cut the King’s life short when he still had things to resolve in his life. He says that what he will tell Hamlet will cause Hamlet to seek revenge. King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.)
77-100) of his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare depicts Hamlet, following Claudius’s revelation of his guilt, as he is faced with the opportunity to kill his father’s murderer while he prays. Finally, Hamlet has the chance to fulfill his promise to his father and enact revenge, but ultimately decides killing his uncle in prayer would neither bring self-satisfaction nor redemption. Through his seething tone and imagery, Shakespeare demonstrates Hamlet’s extreme hatred of Claudius as well as the difficulty in pursuing internally satisfying revenge on one’s enemies. Upon seeing Claudius in prayer, Hamlet is fully prepared to murder him immediately. Claudius is alone and his guards are not around to protect him, providing Hamlet with a seemingly opportune time to quickly and efficiently enact his revenge, and Hamlet can barely contain his anticipation.
To test Claudius’s guilt, Hamlet adds a scene reenacting the murder of Hamlet’s father. Claudius abruptly leaves the play, and afterward, tries to pray. When Claudius is praying, Hamlet is considering killing him, but decides not to because he wants to kill him in sin so that he does not get a chance at last confession. They also all end up dying later in the story due to a sword fight and poison. In conclusion, I think that Hamlet 's actions were justified because if you put yourself in his place, the possibility of murdering your father 's murderer would undoubtedly be an option that would be in anyone 's head.