Hamlet realizes his uncle is the murderer of his father. He says goodbye to his uncle. Implying Claudius will be killed, and promises to his father that he will avenge him. To add, Hamlet became in a state of procrastination and did not go through killing Claudius. “And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, when he is fit and season'd for his passage?
As the audience watches this part, they have fears that Hamlet will take the poison which Claudius has prepared (Bright Summaries, 2015). According to Claudius, if he does not die with the sword by Laertes, he will die with poison. This is the last stage in Campbell’s Hero’s journey and it involves the hero going home with his reward. In Hamlet’s case, going home can mean death. He dies but not before he is at total peace and with a sense of satisfaction that he has avenged the death of his father and he has taken the crown from Claudius and given it to Prince Fortinbras according to his wish because he is going to die.
When Hamlet’s father returns to Denmark as a ghost, he tells Hamlet that Claudius murdered him. Hamlet listens closely, and when his father tells him to take revenge for his death he says “Haste me to know ’t, that I, with wings as swift, as meditation or the thoughts of love, may sweep to my revenge.” This shows Hamlet is eager to take revenge for his father’s death. He becomes obsessed, trying to avenge his father’s death. This causes him to inadvertently kill Polonius, an innocent victim. Horatio shows his loyalty towards Hamlet.
let be”(5.2.200-202). By casting away his worries about the afterlife, which he has no control over, Hamlet allows himself to complete his mission of killing Claudius. Hamlet understands that the reputation he leaves on earth will be just as important as his afterlife. By killing a corrupt leader like Claudius, Hamlet is leaving a great legacy behind. Furthermore, Hamlet even begs Horatio to abstain from killing himself “And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell (his) story”(5.2.331-332).Hamlet’s imploring of Horatio portrays the new importance Hamlet places on his legacy.
This shows an advancement of his mental illness, where he is struggling to care whether he lives or dies. As Hamlet reaches the climax of the play, his entrapment comes in the form of malevolence towards Claudius in Act III, scene iv. This is when Hamlet stabs Polonius through the curtain, and then voices how he will fully commit to violent actions against the king, after the Ghost tells Hamlet again to do what he has been told. “I do repent; but heaven hath pleased it so, to punish me with this, and this with me, that I must be their
Thus with a kiss I die” (V.III.119-120). Romeo shows great haste in killing himself for one girl, his love, especially because she is not the only girl he has ever loved. He is willing to drink poison and kill himself before even confirming whether Juliet is really dead. As a cause of this decision Romeo and Juliet’s families are both affected, meaning his haste causes harm to more than just himself. Romeo’s haste is exemplified within these two scenes and is therefore safe to conclude that his hastiness proves to be a lethal
The ghost said to him “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” the ghost of the old king wanted Hamlet to seek revenge on claudius for his ‘unnatural” murder of the kind. Hamlet at first was a little bit weary of the ghost but when the ghost told Hamlet that he was stuck in purgatory until revenge was sought out, hamlet was on board. Hamlet adored his father so when the ghost asked him to seek revenge, and when it told him to murder claudius it's all he focuses on for the majority of the novel. The effect seeking justice had on Hamlet was profound. He became obsessed with finding a proper way to kill the king.
He is led by his love for her and believes this will protect him from the wrath of their feuding families. Another example of Romeo advancing the theme is when he kills himself out of grief and desperation for Juliet. When Romeo sees that Juliet is dead, he realizes the only way to be with her would be if he died as well. With this logic, Romeo kills himself. Proving love conquers even death.
The reader knows Juliet is not actually dead but just drank a potion to portray she is dead. Romeo’s view of the situation is a good intention. He kills himself thinking that he will be joining Juliet in her death. Another point of view is Juliet’s, she kills herself when she finds out he is dead because she sees his action as a good intention so she joins him. A third and final perspective is Friar Lawrence’s.
At the end of this scene, Claudius reminds Laertes about their plan to murder Hamlet. In act 5 scene 2, Hamlet reveals to Horatio that after he found about Claudius's plan, he switched the letter Claudius sent urging the king of England to kill Hamlet with the one Hamlet wrote. Hamlet wrote down Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's names instead and to have them killed. Hamlet said that he doesn’t feel bad about arranging their death because they were disloyal toward Hamlet and were doing everything that Claudius told them to do. A courtier enters and tells Hamlet that Claudius has set a fence match for Hamlet and Laertes.