Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
For example,when the ghost of King Hamlet secretly reveals to Hamlet what happened to how he died,the ghost said,”that snake poured a vial of henbane poison into my ear”(Shakespeare 65). This behavior displayed pure evil and treachery. When the ghost boldly tells Hamlet about the poison Hamlet is in shock and surprised and tells him that the snake that killed him was his uncle who took his crown. This led Hamlet to make sure that he pays for taking everything from him. In addition, when Claudius killed Hamlet’s father while he was living in peace,the ghost said,”He cut me off in the middle of a sinful life”(Shakespeare 65).
Hamlets tragic flaw is his indecisiveness to make decisions. This trait is demonstrated through the entire play and causes Hamlet to his own demise. When Hamlet has immediate suspicious of his fathers murder and later proof, he delays the murder, which is puzzling because the play is about revenge, and one would expect him to have done it earlier as he had ample amount of opportunities to do so. His indecisiveness has puzzled many.
In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, Hamlet procrastinates in killing his uncle. There are many reasons for this indecision, but the delay caused much death and sorrow. Let us explore several reasons for this. Considering the time period of the play’s setting the language is difficult to comprehend and without a professional translator of old english I won 't be able to unravel what certain phrases mean or the value/context behind it.
The ghost of King Hamlet helps to develop his son’s character by setting him on a path, he doesn’t tell Hamlet exactly what to do, but he tells him enough of the story to make Young Hamlet rageful and hate filled. First, King Hamlet’s ghost affects action when he first appears in the play. When he first appears, he doesn’t even speak. When he
So how does King hamlet affect the theme of the play as a whole even while being so briefly present? It all comes off of when when he told hamlet what really happened. Hamlet was overwhelmed with madness and as a result it affected everyone else because he was acting out his madness by making them wonder why he was so mad for so long because over time they didn’t think he should still be that mad about his father's death. So when King Hamlet told his son Hamlet that he was killed by Hamlet's uncle Claudius, which is now sleeping with his mother, drove Hamlet to instantly seek vengeance for his father throughout the entire play. Which set the theme for the play being, vengeance.
In William Shakespeare’s, “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, a young prince named Hamlet is depressed and misguided. His father, the King has died and his mother Gertrude has already remarried his uncle Claudius. Hamlet is absolutely torn until his father’s ghost visits the castle and entreats Hamlet to avenge his death and kill his uncle King Claudius. Hamlet begins to test Claudius with plays and when Claudius finds out, all he has by his side is his councilor Polonius. Polonius tries to entrap Hamlet in every way possible, even by using his daughter Ophelia.
The references cause the plot to change because there is confusion which causes two characters to argue and reveals things about the play and helps it move along. Hamlet presents many unanswered questions, many about Hamlet's sanity, Ophelia’s death is also a questionable, she seemed to have actually went mad after her father’s death and Hamlet being sent away. They could not tell whether or not her death was actually a suicide because she ended up going mad. Each reference of sanity and insanity are significant because they add confusion, drama, emotional stress and humor to Hamlet. This “Insanity” that Hamlet has is a way for him to vent his anger and emotions towards people in the play, Shakespeare seems to have wanted the audience to question yet understand what is happening in the
The ghost’s appearance has a significant impact on Hamlet’s behaviors and forms his decisions through the play. Hamlet, who is suffering from depression since he is dealing with his father’s death and the hasty marriage of his mother with Claudius, his uncle, became obsessed with the concept of life and death after seeing his father’s ghost. In the first appearance of the ghost, he reveals the truth about the how the king has been murdered, which drives Hamlet to seek revenge, and by revenge killing his uncle. The ghost establishes a dilemma and gives Hamlet time to think about his father’s request. But Hamlet has an uncertainty about the existence of the ghost as he notes “the spirit that I have seen may be the devil, and the devil hath power T ' assume a pleasing shape” (2.2.561–563) here, Hamlet is concerned that the ghost may be the devil and questions the motivation of the ghost for killing Claudius.
This claim proves to be evident because throughout the play, Hamlet tries to avenge his father’s death and goes insane doing so. This is apparent in Act III of the play when Gertrude and Hamlet are in a room of the castle and Hamlet sees the ghost of his father again. Gertrude, however, does not see the ghost because it is simply a figment of Hamlet’s imagination. (Shakespeare III.IV.131-135). Hamlet’s madness is a product of the death of his father, which supplements the claim that fathers can impact their sons in a destructive manner.
Revenge comes in all types of cruel, menacing actions. Hamlet’s theme is surrounded by cruelty and the cruelty progresses the play throughout. During the play the main perpetrator is King Claudius and the victim that is affected through most of his actions is Hamlet. Cruelty functions in the work two ways, it causes a chain reaction full of conflict and it helps develop a greater theme inside of the work. Hamlet is a tragic play that combines revenge with cruelty to develop a timeline of barbaric events that result in utter disaster.
To be depressed or not to be depressed, that is the argument. Depression is a common disorder amongst people, but just because you are depressed, it does not make you insane. We see this assumption made in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. Many believe Hamlet was insane because of the way he acted and reacted towards everything. In reality Hamlet was depressed and enraged because of the actions of others towards him and his own emotions.
Human nature is to want revenge when betrayed. No matter the nature of the betrayal, the one affected will want some form of revenge. This is a flaw in the human DNA, because it has caused, and will continue to cause a cycle of betrayal. In the play Hamlet, Hamlet the son to the old king is seeking revenge against his uncle, because he betrayed him by killing his father, and marrying his mother.