Hamlet’s first sight of the ghost made him very traumatized. This made him go see Ophelia to express his feelings about his father’s death but he could not let his feelings out to her. When Hamlet’s father died, he became enraged and filled with hatred. Hamlet was sure that it was Claudius that had killed his father, and because of this he had a filial obligation to seek revenge. While in the room with his mother discussing Hamlet’s absolute
He falls to his knees and begins to pray. Hamlet slips quietly into the room and steels himself to kill the unseeing Claudius. But suddenly it occurs to him that if he kills Claudius while he is praying, he will end the king’s life at the moment when he was seeking forgiveness for his sins, sending Claudius’s soul to heaven. This is hardly an adequate revenge, Hamlet thinks, especially since Claudius, by killing Hamlet’s father before he had time to make his last confession, ensured that his brother would not go to heaven. Hamlet decides to wait, resolving to kill Claudius when the king is sinning—when he is either drunk, angry, or lustful.
In William Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, it is evident to see that the biggest problem affecting Hamlet is the situation he finds himself in. Hamlet mistreats everyone around him. He imposes the pain of the loss of his father on the people in his life. Hamlet has no one to turn to for comfort when his father passes away. Hamlet is not crazy, even though he chooses to feign madness in order to get back at his uncle for the death of his father.
Hamlet begins by contemplating suicide, questioning the metaphysics of the after-life, later proclaiming that death is the greatest equalizer and then realizes one cannot escape their inevitable fate. In the beginning of the play, the contemplation of death appears to Hamlet in the form of suicide. Hamlet is undergoing the hardships and hopelessness of his life and begins to accept that suicide is the ultimate defence against life’s troubles. To express his profound, depressed grief, Hamlet announces his first self-proclaimed thoughts of despair in his soliloquy, “O, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt.” Hamlet believes that if he were to kill himself, he would “sleep”, and by sleeping terminate “the heartache and thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to...” (III, i, 61-62). Hamlet ponders what an improvement his life would be without his grief.
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
Hamlet is also faced with his own mortality when he loses his father. He realises that life does not last forever, prompting questions whether death could be justified as legitimate in such a miserable world. However, he fears what lies beyond when, in his fourth soliloquy he wonders “Whether ‘t is nobler in the mind to suffer / The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune… die: to sleep; No more”. Hamlet philosophically concludes that no one would choose to endure the pain of life if they were not afraid of what follows death. It is not unlikely
His final words are particularly moving – “A plague o’ both your houses” (act 3, scene 1) – as they are condemning both families (Capulet and Montague) because of the feud that ended his life. It was the actions of Tybalt that killed Mercutio, not fate. There is no doubt that fate plays a huge role in the story of Romeo and Juliet; however, their death could have been avoided if certain people took control of their lives and chose their own actions, rather than believing that fate had set everything out and there was nothing they could do about it – an example of which is shown in act 3, scene 1, line 41 – ‘Can heaven be so
People are beginning to tuen against him and he feel she has nothing left to live for. He "My way of life is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf" It is at this point Macbeth feels he there is nothing worth living for, he feels he wants to die as nothing is going the way he planned for it to. He believes his life is is beginning to wither and die like a yellowing leaf in Autumn. The audience also feel pity for Macbeth because he learns his wife has commited suicide. I think he feels lonely and that his life is just dragging by.
The main causes of Romeo and Juliet’s death are the friar, their own emotions, and their feuding families. Friar Laurence and his lack of communication play a large role in the suicide of Romeo and Juliet. The friar told the messenger that couldn’t send the letter that, “The letter was not nice, but full of charge / Of dear import; and the neglecting it / may do much danger” (5.2.18-20). The friar was too slow in sending the letter of his plan to Romeo, who
Insanity in Hamlet In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, insanity is the cause of the eventual tragedy. Claudius murdering the king sets up a sort of domino effect of senselessness in many other characters, resulting in death for most. Hamlet’s takes his insanity “act” to the grave with him and it seems he actually has gone crazy by the end of the story. Even after he has piled up enough evidence against Claudius for the death of his father, he still acts very mysteriously. When Hamlet accidently murders Polonius he does not seem as bothered as a sane person would normally be.