When Hamlet meets his father’s ghost and knew that his vicious uncle murdered his father while he was sleeping, his grief and indignation was aroused by Claudius. He struggles with the revenge for his father, because he always hesitates to kill Claudius so that caused him miss the best time to revenge. Otherwise, Hamlet’s mother Gertrude married Claudius immediately after his father’s death, which is ironic. This marriage seems ridiculous, especially for Hamlet, he thinks his mother is incestuous. His father’s death makes him feel miserable, but the more sorrowful thing is that everyone seems like indifferent for the king’s death, and he is the only one who is suffering the pain of loose father.
40-43). He should think the ghost is right because of the unusual events with his father’s passing and his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle; accused of killing his father, the king, by the ghost. Yet he questions that it may be a demon coming with intentions of wicked proportions. Prioritizing his love for Ophelia, Hamlet did not show his love to Ophelia until she was just a cold, dead corpse being put 6 feet under. Throughout the play Hamlet has not shown any affection or true love towards Ophelia and has put her off.
This option seems prime to many, yet when Hamlet dies he will be stuck in purgatory for not avenging his father. In Hamlet’s monologue, purgatory is referred to as “The undiscovered country from whose bourn/ No traveler returns.” This choice that Hamlet has to make is fated either way to be castigated in the two worlds of reality and the afterlife. Hamlet’s actions do not only affect him, but everyone surrounding him. Ophelia is the most shaken up by Hamlet’s choices. She ends up losing everything that is important
Hamlet has moments which catapult it to extraordinary drama, making readers, like myself, more eager to read along. Because of this, I would say that Hamlet is more dramatic and more entertaining then Saxo’s version, Amleth. First I will explain the similarities in both stories. In both Amleth and Hamlet, the characters are all the same, excluding their names. There is Amleth/Hamlet’s dead father, the brother who killed his father and becomes king, the mother who married Amleth/Hamlet’s uncle.
| Tragedies, Flaws, and Honor | AP Literature and Composition | | | In Shakespeare’s tragic play, Hamlet, the main character, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet caused the prolonged fall of Denmark through his tragic flaw: his inability to act. His inability to avenge his father’s murder caused conflict for Hamlet and everyone around him because as the future leader of Denmark he had to be sane and strong. His emotional soliloquys let the audience feel his frustrations and pains, but they also lead us to conclude that Hamlet had to clear his family name. In Hamlet’s first major soliloquy, Hamlet is emotionally distraught over his father’s death and his mother’s hasty remarriage. These two events cause him to wish that he could just “melt,” and that his “too sullied flesh” could just dissolve itself “into a dew.” He wishes that God’s laws did not forbid “self-slaughter.” He sees the world as “an unweeded garden” that grows to seed, and only produces things “rank and gross in nature.” His thoughts then drift to the source of his emotional pain: it has not yet been two months since his father’s death,
Here Macbeth has lied because he has been to see the weird sisters earlier in the play.This now tells us that his loyalty is deteriorating as he prepares himself for the murder of King Duncan. This is dramatic irony because the audience know that he is going to kill the King however most of the actors on stage don’t know of his plan. As the play goes on you discover that Macbeth becomes less and less loyal to Banquo (ending in his murder) also to his wife Lady Macbeth by showing little regret for her death ‘She should have died hereafter’ this tells the
Hamlet shocked by the murder he had accidentally committed scared him, knowing he is Ophelia’s father. When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern talked to Hamlet to see where Polonius’ body had been placed he refused to tell them. King Claudius sent Hamlet away for his safety but planned for his murder after Hamlet had left. After Hamlet had killed Polonius, Ophelia never recovered from her father’s death. She had now gone mad.
The second difference that can be contrasted is the purpose of their acts of murder. The reason Claudius murders King Hamlet is because he longs for the throne of Denmark. On the other hand, Hamlet kills Claudius because he wishes to avenge for his father’s death. Therefore, the royalty and honesty within Hamlet’s personality can be brought out through these comparisons between him and
Seek it out!” (Act 5 sc 2 lines 342) Hamlet has lost his state of mind through out the play. Hamlet isn’t the type of person to take action as to kill a man, but the madness and unclear head as driven him to kill his many. He is insane and it is represented through the marriage of his mother, the death of Polonius and the death of his mother. Those are three reasons as to why Hamlet is
“Thou poor ghost.” (I, v, 97) Hamlet pities his father, as he was murdered and was not given the chance to pray. This conjures frightening thoughts in his mind, for if he were to be murdered as well, would he be sent to burn in purgatory? Towards the middle of the play, though Hamlet’s thoughts still point towards suicide, he begins to toy with the possibilities of what death could be like. “To die, to sleep; … perchance to dream.” (III, i, 60-65) He may find some comfort in death if death