After Hamlet had staged the play, and noticed Claudius’s reaction, Gertrude was willing to speak to Hamlet about the play, and how Claudius is furious about it. Polonius decides to hide behind the arras and spy on Gertrude and Hamlet’s conversation. As stated in the following quote “My lord, he’s going to his mother’s closet. Behind the arras I’ll convey myself to hear the process. I’ll warrant she’ll tax him home;” (3.3.29-32).
Laertes has no time for thoughts or moral reflection; he is hard set on revenge. Ophelia’s insanity is a poignant element in the play and it contrasts strongly with Hamlet’s antic disposition. In scene VII we see Claudius at his most calculating and manipulative. Claudius will use Laertes’ rage to dispose of Hamlet. Claudius and Laertes come up with three plans to ensure Hamlet’s death.
Everyone became more cautious and many had lost the trust of foreign societies, even society itself. This concept is modeled by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, where immense adversity shapes the character of young Hamlet in his search for vengeance in his father’s name. In the play, Hamlet is first confronted with adversity when a ghost explains that his father was murdered by his uncle. This situation shifts his identity and forces the already mourning Hamlet into a deep depression where he is hell bent on revenge. At the start of the play, Shakespeare introduces Claudius as a wise and confidant ruler with no apparent flaw.
He insults Polonius calling him a Whore-Monger. After this exchange Polonius remarks “Though this be madness, yet there is method in't” (II, II, 204). Meaning that Hamlet could be mad but that there seems to be intent behind his madness. When Rozencranz and Guildenstern visit Hamlet he receives them kindly until he learns they are spying for his mother. He then increases his feigned madness.
Like Hamlet, Fortinbras’ father was also killed, and his uncle took over the throne. Now, both countries have a prince who fell as if they were stripped from the crown. Fortinbras, unlike Hamlet, plays an active role in Norway’s government. In Act IV Fortinbras leads an army into Poland to take back what is rightfully his. However, in truth this was a plot of revenge for his father who was
Hamlet in his first soliloquy demonstrates his disgust that his mother has allied herself in love and in politics with her late husband’s brother, so soon after his death, “frailty, thy name is woman... to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets”. Claudius is clearly established as the villain in Hamlet, murdering his own brother and then plotting to kill Hamlet. He lies and is deceitful toying with the notion that the appearance of things is not their reality. The audience is privy to the ‘reality’ of Claudius ‘deed’, and of his guilt, through an aside, climactically stating, “then is my deed to my most painted word. O heavy burden!”.
When Lady Macbeth informs Macbeth about the plan of murdering Duncan, he refuses to do so as he says “We will proceed no further in this business”. After insults from Lady Macbeth and making him feel less like a man, Macbeth halfheartedly progresses with the murder. He sees a dagger before him and questions whether or not it is a “false creation”. Subsequent to the killing, Macbeth returns to his room where Lady Macbeth continues to taunt him. “You do unbend your noble strength, to think / So brainsickly of things.” She comments on how he has become more worried and thinks feverishly of things.
In William Shakespeare's play, the main character, Hamlet finds out his father, the king, was killed by his uncle, Claudius. Claudius is also Hamlet’s stepfather. Hamlet’s tremendous anger at Claudius leads Hamlet to kill Claudius. This in turn leads to Hamlet’s own death.
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Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in ca. 1600. In Hamlet, corruption is such a prevalent and growing theme that it branches out into the lives of many important people of Denmark. Corruption is an epidemic disease that grows and spreads, killing the people who surrounding it. Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle and King of Denmark, use corruption that leads to many disastrous events and in the end, results in a negative outcome for the people involved.