Was Hamlet's Actions Justified

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How far would you be willing to go if a loved one of yours got murdered and you knew the murderer? Well Hamlet himself was faced with this question and he went with the bloody way. On his quest to murder his uncle, several others accidentally died as well. So we ask ourselves were Hamlet’s actions justified? Was he in the right for murdering not only his uncle, but many other innocent people living in the Denmark Castle. Personally, I do not think that he was justified. The first reason I believe Hamlet’s actions were not justified is because his treatment of his mother Gertrude. Firstly, according to Document A (“If thou nature in thee, bear it not; Let not the royal bed of Denmark be a couch for luxury and damned incest. But, howsoever…show more content…
Firstly, he murdered her father, although it wasn’t on purpose, it still absolutely crushes her and she will never be the same. Also according to Document D (“ I did love you once. Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so. You should not have believed me…. I loved you not; I was the more deceived. Get thee to a nunnery! Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners” Go thy ways to a nunnery. Where’s your father? At home, my lord. Get thee to a nunnery. Go, farewell. Or if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go; and quickly too. Farewell.”) He is basically calling her stupid and telling her that he never loved her and disrespecting her. He slept with her and he is calling her a whore and to go marry a stupid man and no smart man will ever love you. All this and her father’s death cause her to go absolutely insane and she eventually dies by ways of falling into a lake. When she dies Hamlet jumps into her deathbed to try and prove some sympathy over her, when in reality there is none. That too is definitely an unjustified…show more content…
According to Document A (“Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder…. Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, O god! Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder may my revenge be sweep.”) Basically his father tells him that Claudius has murdered him. Then, Hamlet tells his father that he will avenge him quickly but he doesn’t do it. I think lying to his dead father is unjust. Also in Document B he says (“ Oh what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Am I a coward? Oh, vengeance! Why what an ass am I! This is most brave, That I, the son of a dear father murdered Prompted to my revenge to by heaven and hell, Must, like a whore, unpack my heart with words….”) He is calling himself a coward for not killing him quickly when he had a chance to kill him while he was kneeling. He thought that he was praying and if he killed him then he would go to heaven. In reality he wasn’t praying. He was calling himself a coward for not killing Claudius quickly. This is very

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