It also leads to a downfall of almost every character in the play. This act of murder causes Hamlet to die, and everyone else around him, including his mother and uncle. The entire play, readers continuously a theme of revenge due to this one action. Hamlet seeks revenge on his uncle for killing his father. In Act 5, the tension rests when Hamlet and Claudius are both eliminated.
In the beginning of the play Hamlet, the main character, is struggling with events that have taken place in his life. His Father has recently died and his Uncle has now married his Mother. With sorrow and pain, Hamlet tries to understand and unravel the aberrant events that have taken place with his family. The events have amended the way Hamlet views death. After his Father’s death, Hamlet questions the afterlife; whether it offers a “peaceful slumber” or an “everlasting nightmare”.
Hamlet’s reaction to his father, King Hamlet's death, especially after he appears to Hamlet as a ghost and tells him he was murdered by Claudius, weighs heavily on Hamlet, leading him into a spiral of depression in which he contemplates suicide. "O that this too too solid flesh would melt;thaw and resolves itself into a dew . . . It is not, nor it cannot come to good.
There are several theories about why Hamlet delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius. As the son of a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father. It’s a law, but he must first talk with god to ensure his safety in his journey and that taking vengeance will not send him straight to hell. The act is never performed until the end of the play. Quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father 's killer.
He wants his revenge to be is only focus, and in the process some innocent people end up dying. In Hamlet, there is a lot of death and contemplations between life and death. Because of this prominent aspect in the play, the mystery of death becomes on of the main themes seen throughout the play. Through Hamlet’s questions of what happens to the soul after death, the importance in confessions before
As a result, Hamlet dies, and, in turn, illustrates that revenge hinders logical decision making, and induces dire repercussions. In addition, Hamlet’s death, while an extreme case, exemplifies the need to teach the consequences of revenge to teenagers. Students need to learn that vengeance is a poor course of action, and Hamlet is an effective tool for teens to fully grasp the ramifications of
Claudius had replaced Hamlets father as the king. Meanwhile Hamlet was grieving. Soon after he was visited by a ghost. The ghost told Hamlet that he was his late father, and that Claudius murdered him. Also the ghost wanted to make sure Hamlet knew that his mother was innocent and not to take any revenge on her only Claudius.
When Hamlet accidentally kills Laertes’s father, Polonius , Laertes immediately returns to Denmark from France where he was studying at college. He storms King Claudius’s castle with a mob. He desires revenge and does not waste any time before trying to get it. When Claudius convinces him that he is innocent in his father’s death he immediately agrees with Claudius’s plan to get revenge on Hamlet. While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive.
Just like any other sane person, just imagine your father being killed by your uncle then marrying your mother… I don’t really think that would go down well with anyone and alas, something had to be done about it. Needless To say, Hamlet embarks on a journey to avenge his father by taking down Claudius once
In Hamlet, there are many internal and external conflicts. Some of those conflicts are struggles with society, How and when to take revenge, his own family struggles, the quality of life and death, and his feelings for Ophelia. Many of the action towards the conflicts can be questionable. Such as killing Polonius, his behavior with Gertrude his mother and his behavior with Ophelia. For his how and when to take revenge, he does actually go through with it in act five scene two.