Revenge is a harmful action that many people never consider the full outcome of what their actions might bring. In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, it can be seen that Polonius deserves some punishment for his interference with Hamlet and his snooping but certainly not the repercussion of death. Additionally, Ophelia is no more innocent than her father, as she is killed by her own madness. Finally, Laertes, Polonius’s son, is rushed back to Denmark to avenge his father’s death, only to result in his own demise. Nonetheless, the main plot following is Prince Hamlet’s attempt to avenge his father’s murder.
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
However, again, the difference is that Oedipus acted impulsively in a state of rage, whereas Macbeth committed acts of violence and murder as a result of careful scheming which he determined would result in his own personal gain. Certainly both characters are tragic figures. The murder of his father and marriage of his mother on the part of Oedipus qualify him as a tragic character, for the prophecies which were expressed before Oedipus even was born showed that his actions were inevitable. The efforts of his parents to avoid tragedy were of no avail against the will of the gods. In the case of Macbeth, the witches' prophecies show that the same godly forces were at work in determining the awful fate of the main character.
To kill or not to Kill, Inaction in “Hamlet” and “The Things They Carried” leads to tragedy In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Tim Obrien’s “The things they carried” there is a common theme of inaction and acting in both; Hamlet and Lieutenant Cross are just acting out the daily routine resulting in indecision, which leads only to tragedy. Both men are trying to escape from a reality that does not co-exist with their own thought process; resulting in a sense of insanity. The story of Hamlet involves the murder of Hamlet, King of Denmark, by his brother Claudius, who then assumes the throne and marries his brother's widow, Queen Gertrude. Young Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost, who demands that his son avenge his murder. In order to prevent Hamlet from revealing the truth about the old King's death, Claudius tries to have Hamlet killed.
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.
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.
Hamlet believes the his uncle Claudius who is now the King of Denmark, murdered his father taking both the throne and his mother. This Idea comes to Hamlet when he speaks to a ghost that has been wandering the castle late at night. When Hamlet sees the ghost it beckons him to follow it so they may speak privately. The ghost claims to be the spirit of Hamlet's dead father: “ I am thy father spirit.” ( I.V.10-20). The ghost tells Hamlet that he was killed by Hamlets uncle: “Ay, that incestous, that aldulterate beast, with witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts.” (I.V.43-80).
In Hamlet, Hamlet senior ghost from the grave (purgatory) tells his son Hamlet, that he was poisoned by his brother Claudius and too seek revenge on the current throne holder. King Claudius does not ask for his son to be careful for his life but just want’s him to fulfill his own revenge he cannot carry out. This show’s how King Hamlet’s self centered character is not a supportive role to young Hamlet. In The Lion King however, King Mufasa returns as a ghost figure as well to tell his son Simba, to stay strong and return to pride-rock to rightfully take over his throne currently taken over by his murderous uncle Scar. Here shows King Mufasa care for his son Simba, and how he only wants him to mature and succeed.
When Hamlet realized what had been done to his father, he went into a rage, and swore that he would get immediate revenge on Claudius. The apparition of Hamlet’s father told him to “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.”, to which Hamlet agreed to take immediate action. “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, may sweep to my revenge.”, said Hamlet, but throughout the course of the play, it is visible that Hamlet clearly did not stick to his words. Hamlet took his time plotting, sorting, and executing his schemes for revenge. He wanted to have everything sorted out, and be prepared for any consequences.
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.