Was Hamlet Justified In Killing Claudius's Suicide

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Hamlet, is unsure who he has stabbed and killed through the curtain, but hopes that it is Claudius. Hamlet concurs with his mother that his actions are reckless and brutal. He quickly refocuses his concerns back to addressing his mother's actions which he veiws as reprehensible. Hamlet’s need for revenge as a result of Claudius’s betrayal against him and his father encourages Hamlet to appear insane. His choice to appear insane drives him to try murder Claudius in an unforeseen way. Hence Hamlet seizes what he believes is his first possible opportunity to kill Claudius and exact his revenge. Upon realizing that it is not Claudius he has killed, but an innocent bystander, he shows no remorse.

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