Hamlet is a story about revenge and power, due to the recent death of the King of Denmark. The following events include madness, which leads to Hamlet killing King Claudius’ advisor, Polonius. Word about the death of his father got to Laertes who was in England. Laertes returned to Denmark to find his sister distraught and drove to madness. Shortly after his return, Ophelia is found dead by the cause of drowning. Laertes believes Hamlet is to blame not only for his father’s death, but also for Ophelia’s death because the death of her father is ultimately what drove her to killing herself. Once Laertes returns, he asks King Claudius who is responsible for the death of his father and is informed that Hamlet is the one to blame. Ophelia enters and reveals to everyone that she has gone crazy and ends up killing herself. Hamlet returns to Denmark and is surprised to find out that Ophelia has died. Laertes and Hamlet start fighting at her burial service and Hamlet says he wants to be …show more content…
He blames everything on Claudius because he is the one that killed Hamlet’s father and now his mother. This give Hamlet peace about all of the events that have lead to this moment. We should learn from this that revenge in haste can be chaotic and unsuccessful. Revenge may not always be the answer, but if that is what you choose, then it needs to be well thought out and tested for flaws. I think that Laertes got the revenge that he wanted and even though it resulted in his own death as well, he got some closure that he needed. Also, in his time of dying, he found out some important information about King Claudius that he would have never discovered without these circumstances. Revenge is powerful, and if not well contained and controlled it can be fatal. From Hamlet I have learned that power and revenge can consume a person if they are not careful and can cause craziness and mass
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murder, he accidently stabs Polonius in the chest. Ophelia thought that Hamlet didn’t love her, so she jumped off of a bridge. The quote implies here, because it shows Hamlet lost everything, and everyone he loved in the process. Laertes had a brother like relationship with Hamlet. He loved Polonius, and Ophelia a little too much.
Hamlet’s insight behind justice and rightful revenge derives from the precept of the divine rights of kings. Although it’s pretty straightforward where Hamlet’s personal grudge for Claudius came from, the most compelling rationale behind his actions is to reform the splintering state of Denmark. From this, the only way to dispose of the corruption is by addressing the source, which Hamlet determines to be Claudius. Once Claudius dared the divine right of the king and committed a grisly murder, he began the destruction of the country. It’s because of this rationalization, Hamlet believes that it’s his God given opportunity to condemn Claudius 's soul as punishment for his behavior.
In Act I scene v, Hamlet, the titular hero of the of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, bemoans the vile corruption that has manifested “in this distracted globe” (Shakespeare, trans. 1986, 1.5.101-102) after discovering the heinous murder of his father. This is only the first of numerous catastrophes to transpire in Denmark. The most spiteful of these misfortunes is the death innocent Ophelia, lover of Hamlet and daughter of Polonius. Although her drowning may initially appear to be an accident, Ophelia has lost the desire the live after enduring several tribulations, most notably the sudden murder of her father.
Laertes complains to the priests to perform a full service for his sister. Suddenly Laertes jumps into Ophelia’s grave and exclaims that he wants to be buried next to her. Hamlet jumps in too and insults Laertes saying that he doesn’t love her as much as he does. They fight each other and are pulled apart. At the end of this scene, Claudius reminds Laertes about their plan to murder Hamlet.
Laertes got some answers concerning his dad 's passing, and quickly returned home. He stood up to the King and blamed him for the homicide of his dad. Claudius told Laertes that Hamlet was in charge of his dad 's passing. He then chooses to murder Hamlet to vindicate the demise of his dad. He and Claudius come up with a plot to slaughter Hamlet.
He becomes secretly obsessed in discovering Hamlet’s motives and how to put an end to them. With the death of Polonius and Ophelia, Laertes arrives demanding justice for his fallen family. At her burial, Laertes and Hamlet argue over the others love for Ophelia. Madness grew in both for “they continued to fight, without ever again mentioning Ophelia by name” which exemplifies madness’s ability to conceal the mind from what is important (Steinnes 824). With the whirlpool of tragedy consuming more people due to Hamlet’s conflict, Claudius grows increasingly unreasonable.
I think that because, at the end he got his revenge and killed him, it might’ve took a long time to do it and it did cost people’s lives, but he got his revenge. In document F it says, “For God only can take vengeance of the sole,” In document e, it says, that Claudius, started praying because he knew that hamlet knows about his murder. At the end of his prayer he says, “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” In document A, it says that the killing of Claudius is justified because, Claudius lied about killing the old king, Claudius also stole his brother’s wife, life, and his crown.
TITLE Unlike many protagonists and old school plays, the literary usage of foils creates a majority of Hamlet’s nature, which are depicted by his developing traits and qualities; these traits and qualities are identified by supporting characters that serve as foils. In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Claudius had murdered Old Hamlet in order to be King of Denmark. This is where the ghost of Old Hamlet who told young Hamlet to get revenge for him. Giving revenge led Hamlet into causing one portion of Ophelia, once Hamlet’s lover, mad and Laertes’ father name Polonius death. Hamlet’s family believed that he was crazy, so Claudius sent him to England where Guildenstern and Rosencrantz got killed.
Michael Shermer introduces us to the idea of patternicity, the tendency to find meaningful patterns in both meaningful and meaningless noise (Shermer, 2010). There are said to be type I and type II errors in patternicty. Type I errors are when you believe a pattern is authentic when it really isn’t; you find a nonexistent pattern. Type II errors are when you do not believe in a pattern that is really there; not recognizing a real pattern. These errors are examples of self-deception.
Hamlet reaches for the dropped dagger and wounds Laertes and then lunges over also killing Claudius too. As Gertrude, Laertes, and Hamlet begin to die it is Laertes that recognizes the gaps in the story and is able to place Ophelia as the cause of all of their problems. In Hamlet’s last moments he is forgiven for the misconception about his sanity. Ophelia’s truth is revealed but it is too late to save those who were poisoned. Horatio observed the scene play out and is awe stricken by the total misconception that was
Later on Ophelia dies due to drowning after she discovers her father 's death and Hamlets non-romantic feelings for her. Ophelia 's brother, Laertes, now wants to avenge her and his father 's death through scheming with Claudius to kill Hamlet. In the end, practically everyone dies, including Hamlet himself. Despite the fact that Hamlet did avenge his father, did he conclusively do what was right? Were Hamlet 's actions justified?
Consequently, Hamlet killed Polonius when he realized he was being spied on, mistaking him for the king. For this reason, Ophelia went crazy. She was later found at the bottom of a river. Furthermore, an angry Laertes returned from France, determined to avenge his father. Sharing a common interest, he and King Claudius devised a plan to poison Prince Hamlet.
The ghost of Hamlet’s father caused Hamlet's death by telling Hamlet to get revenge. Before this encounter and finding out the truth, Hamlet wanted no part in getting revenge. In the attempt to pursue the wish of his father, Hamlet carelessly kills Polonius. When Laertes listens to King Claudius’s plan to kill Hamlet, they bring death upon themselves. In the end, the men’s fate was determined not only by their actions but by what they were feeling and whom they listened to.
In a conversation with Hamlet’s mother an Hamlet, Hamlet kills the listening chief chamberlain Polonius in his anger. Claudius send Hamlet to England and hopes Hamlet will be killed. Ophelia fell in love with Hamlet but is very sad because of her father Polonius so she committed suicide. Hamlet returns to Denmark and accidentally ends up at the funeral of Ophelia. He
The ending of the play closes many loose ends and shows the sorrowful ending that is seen in all of Shakespeare’s tragedies. The death of just about every character in the play all came as the result of one person’s actions, Hamlet. Due to Hamlet’s delay in his revenge on Claudius and his actual slaying of Polonius, he is the most to blame for the way the tragedy ended. While Claudius’ murder of his brother set actions into motion, the ending of the actual play was brought about by the events in which Hamlet was involved leading up to it. In Act iii, scene iv Hamlet, “stabs his sword through the arras and kills Polonius” which leads to Ophelia’s later death due to her overwhelming sadness.