The beginning of the key scene is important because, Hamlet has been summoned by his mother, who is furious with him for events surrounding the play-within-the-play, in which it has been suggested clearly that Hamlet’s father has been murdered by his brother. Hamlet, however, confronts his mother, still unhappy that she is married to his uncle, Claudius. Polonius has been sent to spy on Hamlet on behalf of Claudius. Hamlet kills Polonius, apparently believing it to be Claudius. Old Hamlet’s ghost appears for the second time to remind Hamlet of his mission of revenge for his father’s murder.
“So excellent a king.” (Act 1, Scene 11, Line 149) this proves how much he wanted to be like him. Hamlet’s mother marriage with King Claudius, makes Hamlet upset because King Claudius was his father’s brother. “ Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole With juice of cursed hebona in a vial.” ( Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 61-62) Hamlet finds out that Claudius killed his father to take the throne when he talked with his father’s ghost. This gave reason to Hamlet to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet makes his first move against King Claudius by telling the actors to play a tragic play by which he can see King Claudius’s reaction.
Old Hamlet informs his son that he was murdered by his brother. He then asks Hamlet to avenge him, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (I.v.25). Old Hamlet refers to himself as “his”. This is the first time Hamlet hears that his father was murdered. He almost immediately begins planning his course of action towards revenge.
King Hamlet's ghost uttered to Hamlet, “The serpent that did sting thy father's life now wears his crown” (1.5.39). Hamlet agreed to avenge his father's death. Now, his life had a purpose, which is to kill Claudius. Aside from his father's death, there was something else that sent him spiraling down. He was denied access to his love, Ophelia.
The ghost asks Hamlet to avenge his “most foul murder.” However, he warns Hamlet not to let revenge consume his mind. Ironically, Hamlet states “I’ll wipe away all trivial, fond records, all saws of books, all forms, all pressures past, that youth and observation copied there, and thy commandment all alone shall live within the book and volume of my brain, unmixed with baser matter”(Shakespeare I.V.106-111). In order for Hamlet to avenge his father, first he needs the proper evidence. Hamlet decides to create a play about a man who kills his brother, hoping that when Claudius sees it, he has a reaction showing his guilt. It is when Hamlet gets proof of Claudius’ guilt that he allows his emotions to dictate his actions.
- The ghost talks to hamlet again because he is mad Claudius is still alive (3.4.127.) - Claudius exile's Hamlet to England for the murder of Polonius (4.3.44-51.) - Claudius is told that Hamlet is on his way back home and then talks to Laertes, Polonius's son to murder Hamlet with a poisoned sword (4.7.169-186.) - Lastly Hamlet kills Claudius forcing him to drink the poisoned drink (5.2.356-357.) 2) The Hamlet and Ophelia subplot: Characters involved Hamlet, Ophelia, Laertes, Polonius - Laertes tells his sister, Ophelia that Hamlet is just flirting with you and will later give you false hope so he and her father wants her to end it, so she agrees to it (1.3.143.)
In both Hamlet and the Lion King, Simba and Hamlet are the cause of their father’s death. Unlike Simba, Hamlet was not present at the time of his father’s death; However, the jealousy of Claudius and Scar towards the heirs to the kingdom spurred their decisions to commit murder. The murder of their fathers killed Simba and Prince Hamlet so emotionally that each of these characters just wanted to escape everyone and be alone. The death of their fathers was, in a way, a death to both Simba’s and Prince Hamlet’s spirit. Both characters had such a connection to their father, which is why they were able to see the deception and trickery behind the murder of the two rulers.
If this was but a cruel illusion created by the tortured spirits of the damned to like them damn myself in a full blown assault on mine mothers husbands brother.. I most find out if this is spirit speaks the truth, an to do this I most see the true greed of my uncle. Act 2 scene 2 1822 December 8th In the theatre I well add a few lines which well show the true purpose of my fathers sudden death and my uncles fast
Poor Hamlet loses his father who he deeply loved. To make things worse, the matter in which he died was disturbing. Not only was he murdered, but he was murdered by his own brother. Secondly, his beloved mother remarries only months after her husband’s death. Even more scandalous is that she married her husband’s brother.
The personality traits of insanity and intellectuality also contribute greatly to the death of Hamlet. Hamlet’s tragic flaw is his procrastination. Without a doubt, Hamlet portrays procrastination and indecisiveness multiple times in the play. The ghost of Hamlet’s father visits him in the beginning of the play informing Hamlet that he was murdered by his own brother, Claudius: “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life/ Now wears the crown”(I.v.44,45). Furthermore, Shakespeare exhibits how Hamlet chose to devise a plan of acting mad, rather than avenging his father’s death immediately, progressing to his demise.