Ladies and gentleman the prosecution may announce that Hamlet is guilty of killing three people directly. I am here to provide evidence of how this man is guilty. Anyone who disagrees will be proved wrong.
In Act 2, Scene 2, a theatrical troupe arrives at the castle to perform a speech from Aeneid. Impressed with the player’s performance, Hamlet asks that the player act out a short speech he has written for the next day. Once alone, Hamlet undergoes an introspection that sheds light to his cowardly disposition. The soliloquy is divided into three sections: problem, cause, and resolution. Through his initial self-condemnation for being passive, Hamlet realizes the essence of his internal struggle and devises a plan to take action without having to go against his true nature.
Were his actions justified, that is the question. Hamlet’s father (King Hamlet) died. In less than 2 months Hamlet’s mother (Gertrude) married his uncle (Claudius). Hamlet’s friend came to him telling him that he saw the ghost of his dad. The next night Hamlet was on lookout for the ghost. The ghost told him that Claudius killed him by putting poison in his ear. Hamlet accidentally killed Polonius thinking it was Claudius; he also killed Laertes (Polonius’s son). Did Hamlet have a reason for his actions? The treatment of Gertrude, treatment of Ophelia, delaying and killing of Claudius is yet to be determined.
Hamlet returned to Elsinore and received some shocking news that Hamlet’s mother had married his uncle. His expression was sad and upset all at once in his disgusted face of anger. There the door opened with the new king and the old queen entered and Hamlet standing like a tall tree and not moving like a stonewall. In the play Hamlet,by Shakespeare, Hamlet the prince of Denmark was listening to his uncle Claudius about his marrige and and him exhibiting happiness about it while Hamlet looks ashamed. As his uncle advised him to stay in his home he grows into rage about everything that happened when he came back because Claudius was having a party while he was stuck in his own house waiting for them to return. Hamlet is justifiably
In the Tragedy of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, some of the most significant events are mental or psychological events that make the audience feel and have an emotional connection with the characters. These significant events can be awakenings, discoveries, and changes in consciousness that set off a mental or psychological effect to the readers. The author, Shakespeare, gives these internal events to characters such as Ophelia, Gertrude, and Hamlet throughout the play to give the sense of excitement, suspense, and climax usually associated with external action.
Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare is a deep dark revenge tragedy of love and family betrayal. The revenge that Hamlet wants for the death of his father at his uncle’s hand consumes him so much that he loses his mind and causes everyone including the innocent to die.
Deception is a common tool among people of the world. For as long as we have communicated, we have worked our way around truths. The art of deception is very intricate and fragile, having to be planned carefully. In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, several characters use deception to get their own way. Three of them who made use of it are Claudius, Laertes, and Hamlet. The characters’ motivations for being deceptive differ, but the act of trickery does not. In many ways, we can see how Shakespeare was fascinated by deception and the way it could drive a story.
There are multiple incidents throughout the play in which Claudius’ selfishness and self-preserving nature is reflected; however, the most apparent ones are the multiple attempts to murder his nephew, Hamlet. If Claudius had been less concerned with gaining power in Denmark, he would not have been motivated to kill his brother and could have pursued an increase in personal power through more morally correct actions. Claudius’ instinct for self-preservation was so strong that it led to his self-destruction. In the Elizabethan view and also the modern day view, the audience would be outraged if such a character like Claudius would be allowed to live considering all of the destructive outcomes he caused throughout the
“Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane, drink off this potion. Is thy union here? Follow my mother” (Shakespeare A.5 S.2). This quote is from the drama, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare. The quote takes place after Queen Gertrude dies and right before Hamlet murders King Claudius. Hamlet is about a royal family living in Denmark in the 16th century. The events that take place in Hamlet are inhumane because of the cruelty of the actions that are taken. The most predominant theme in the drama, Hamlet, is inhumanity. This theme is proved to be true through the use of characterization of Hamlet, conflicts between Hamlet and his companions, setting as in the location of where the characters die, and plot for the order of when events take place.
When he learns Claudius is responsible for the death of his father, he intends to reveal this newfound information to not only Gertrude, but the rest of the characters. He is smart enough to know that she will not believe him based solely on his encounter with the ghost, and must create a trap where Claudius will reveal his guilt on his own. When the players arrive at the castle, he alters their script to mimic the king’s murder and “catch the conscience of the king” (II.ii.567). During the performance, Claudius shows signs of guilt and worry, making Hamlet’s plan a success and proving his
Everyday 1,429,995 US soldiers risk their lives for the country they love. They sacrifice everything to protect those who need it. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the main character does the same thing. Hamlet gives up his reputation, and life, by pretending to be insane for his father whom Hamlet loves and cares about deeply. Hamlet is not crazy because he can control his thoughts and actions, only does what he believes to be the right and just, and more intelligent than everyone around him.
He believed this message formthe ghost but wanted confirmation. Then Hamlet confirmed and found out for sure that Claudius killed his father. He had done so just so that he could marry Hamlet’s mother. He wanted her for himself so killing him was the way to Hamlet’s mother. Then Hamlet tried to tell Polonius what had happened but Polonius thought he was acting insane. Polonius just thought Hamlet was love sick. He did not believe him. Since nobody believed him he had to do something himself without anyone else’s help. Once again acting out of anger, hatred, and full of
Like many British rulers (e.g., Henry IV, Elizabeth I, Richard III), Claudius kills a family member, performing “an act of state” and following “a tradition which every English monarch had had to accept for two hundred years” (45). Once on the throne, he must begin the process of securing his position: praising the dead king, forming political alliances, marrying Gertrude, dealing with the threat of Fortinbras, conciliating ministers (e.g., Polonius), and attempting a reconciliation with his primary rival Hamlet. Because Hamlet refuses to embrace the new king, Claudius must engage in spying tactics to gain knowledge about his potential enemy and, ultimately, decide to terminate the threat. But in Shakespeare’s political tragedy (unlike the realities of British history), murderers are destined to fail. Aside from the fact that all of his supporters die (e.g., Polonius, Laertes), Claudius proves a weak leader because he “invariably prefers compromise to confrontation, placatory gestures to open defiance” (51-52). Perhaps if Claudius had not delayed his efforts to kill Hamlet, he might have been able to maintain his position as ruler; but the King “was such a nice man, in a way, that he decided to defer the action”
Here, Claudius deceitfully makes it seem that he is concerned for Hamlet. However, in reality, he has an ulterior motive for power, and does his utmost to perpetuate his influence. Therefore, he wants to ensure that Hamlet’s melancholy and unusual behaviour is not from his ambition or desire to inherit the throne, or anything else that may cause him harm. Clearly, Claudius is suspicious of Hamlet, and uses the spies as a means to determine whether he is a threat. The fact that Hamlet does not fall into this trickery later on in the scene suggests that Claudius is going to have to go to greater lengths to find out what is troubling Hamlet. Furthermore, Hamlet’s antique disposition is clearly not deceiving Claudius yet, which may mean that the bitter tension between them is only going to heighten further. Also, Hamlet may be reluctant to act on his revenge, as he may believe that by slowly executing his plans, Claudius may admit to his crime or manifest his guilt when he plans to re-enact his father’s
Claudius is Polonius ' brother, Hamlet 's uncle. Hamlet at least handled it pretty well, he planned to get revenge unlike Fortinbras and Laertes they reacted immediately. Hamlet has the right to react how he did because what would you do if you found out your uncle killed your father and no one knew about it. I know that it would eat me alive.