While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
Hamlet Final Essay William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, follows Prince Hamlet who has been tried with the troubling task of seeking revenge for his father’s death. The person that Hamlet must kill in order to achieve vengeance is his uncle, Claudius. Many have wondered why Hamlet hesitates to kill his uncle in order to complete his task and that is the topic of discussion within this essay. Probable explanations for Hamlet’s delay are: his desire to remain in touch with his religion and morals; his need to know the validity of Claudius’ guilt; and his personal indecisiveness and overthinking. The first probable reason for Hamlet’s delay in killing Claudius is that Hamlet wants to follow his religious beliefs and morals.
Old King Hamlet's ghost describes his death in Act I, Scene 5 of Hamlet by relating what really happened to him.King Hamlet’s ghost tells Hamlet that he died by his brother’s hand, which is treachery at its finest. He deprived the King of his life, his queen, his crown, and his kingdom. This haunts him greatly and Claudius’ murderous actions are responsible for this, as he cut the King’s life short when he still had things to resolve in his life. He says that what he will tell Hamlet will cause Hamlet to seek revenge. King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.)
77-100) of his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare depicts Hamlet, following Claudius’s revelation of his guilt, as he is faced with the opportunity to kill his father’s murderer while he prays. Finally, Hamlet has the chance to fulfill his promise to his father and enact revenge, but ultimately decides killing his uncle in prayer would neither bring self-satisfaction nor redemption. Through his seething tone and imagery, Shakespeare demonstrates Hamlet’s extreme hatred of Claudius as well as the difficulty in pursuing internally satisfying revenge on one’s enemies. Upon seeing Claudius in prayer, Hamlet is fully prepared to murder him immediately. Claudius is alone and his guards are not around to protect him, providing Hamlet with a seemingly opportune time to quickly and efficiently enact his revenge, and Hamlet can barely contain his anticipation.
The ghost reveals to him the truth about his death, he was murdered by his own blood; his brother Claudius, who assumed the role of King. Hamlet is now on a mission to avenge his father and kill King Claudius throughout the play. Many say he was hesitant and a victim of procrastination for waiting until the end of the play to avenge his father but Hamlet is capable, he just was never presented with the perfect opportunity. There were many obstacles preventing Hamlet to accomplish this task. Hamlet was held back by his love for his mother, his emotions, and fear of
It is my firm belief that he is faking it and is only using his facade to ensnare his uncle into a trap so that he can kill him. Before I get into the the evidence that will prove my points I would first like to go into a little set-up starting from the beginning of the play. When the play opens we seem to find Hamlet almost melancholy and stable, which then his stability is rocked a bit by the arrival of a ghost that looks just like his father. Now at this point we definitely begin to think of him an insane, but there are a few things I Would like to point out here. Firstly, he isn 't the only one to see this apparition, in fact, it is seen by two guards and his close friend Horatio whom are the first to see it and report it to Hamlet.
The second thing that the ghost told Hamlet was that he should do no harm to his mother, even though she married her husband’s murderer. Before the ghost leaves, he said to Hamlet to remember him. After Hamlet had his speech with his dead father, his goal was to avenge the King Hamlet’s death. Hamlet had many chances to kill Claudius and get over with his revenge, but he hesitated most of the times. The first time that Hamlet had the opportunity to kill his dad’s murderer was after the “Mousetrap”, which was the play that presents the true story of a murder carried out
Although Claudius and Macbeth’s ambitions had similar effects on their relationships and conscience, the thing that ultimately sets these two characters apart is the difference in beliefs they have when it comes to killing. As a result of letting their ambition for political power consume their lives, both Claudius and Macbeth destroyed the relationship between the people they loved the most; their wives. In Hamlet after Claudius learns that Hamlet knows that he killed his brother, Claudius becomes resentful of Hamlet. Afraid that Hamlet will tell his secret and no longer be in power, Claudius planned to kill Hamlet in a fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes. But because Claudius was so focused on his ambitions of being king and trying to murder Hamlet in the match, he couldn’t save his wife from the poison he put in a cup that was intended for Hamlet.
Then Hamlet (thinking it was the king) stabs Polonius through the curtain. Then the ghost comes back and reminds hamlet that it is not Gertrude to blame. Because of his actions at the end Gertrude drinks a poisoned glass that was meant for hamlet and dies. Second, I don’t think Ophelia actions are justified either. According Doc C: Ophelia’s father Polonius was killed which really affected her and she became crazy.
The ghost of Hamlet's father is the one who told Hamlet everything, that his uncle killed him and he wants hamlet to get revenge as it says in Document A. In document E Claudius prays and Hamlet says "now he is praying; And now I'll do it and so he goes to heaven" so there for he delays the killing like I said in the other paragraph. In the final scene of the play Hamlet does a fencing match with Laertes and he has a sword with poison on it. After the fencing match Hamlet quickly stabs Claudius and makes him drink the poison drink. Hamlet also got scratched by the sword and Laertes.