Could he expose Claudius' actions to everyone and so he serves his rightful punishment? Many different methods could have been used to restore justice in Denmark instead of getting revenge. Not only could he reveal his uncle, but also his mother that he discovers problematic. He does indeed finally kill his uncle after his mother has been poisoned, but only becomes the king long enough to label his replacement as he is dying at the time he slayed Claudius. This great play was a tragedy; but Hamlet had an opportunity to seek justice and finally become king himself.
Prince Hamlet seems keen to avenge his father’s death, but throughout the narrative we see Hamlet hesitate to kill Claudius, he may be finding it hard as Claudius is the King and also a relative. The Ghost says he’s going to suffer in Purgatory until Prince Hamlet avenges his death by killing Claudius, as the way he died he didn’t have a chance to confess his sins, so he would go to heaven. “Doomed for a certain
Hamlet also expresses the possibilities that the ghost could have been the devil. Although hamlet gets upset with himself he believes that the play he arranged would display Claudius’ guilt and then he will know for sure he killed his father. This reveals to the audience that Hamlet is a procrastinator and he is a coward. In Hamlet’s fifth soliloquy he contemplates the idea of suicide, he suggests that maybe the only reason we choose life is because we know so little about death other than it Is final. After contemplation Hamlet decides not to take his own life.
This ignites Laertes even more to ﬁnd out who is responsible for Polonius’ death. Thus, Claudius convinces him to hear his “version” of what happened, and Laertes agrees. Laertes only appears in scene v and vii in Act IV; in scene v, Laertes comes back in a ﬂuster, wanting to avenge his father’s death. Claudius uses this opportunity to tell Laertes that Hamlet did it, so Hamlet can die as Claudius hopes. In scene vii, Claudius tells Laertes that Hamlet is responsible for Polonius’ death and they advise a plan to kill him without the suspicions of foul play.
Shakespeare incorporated the theme of madness to serve a motive for Hamlet in order to deceive others. Hamlet planned everything from what he was doing to what he was going to do. Hamlet did in fact pretend to be mad, just so he could follow through on his plan to avenge his father’s death. He acted like he was mad because he did not want to directly kill Claudius, because he wanted to make him suffer. Hamlet also knew that he could not tell anyone that Claudius has murdered his father or that he had seen the ghost of his father because no one would believe him.
In the events leading up to his demise, Laertes is corrupted by Claudius and his evil motives. He is seduced by Claudius, and since Laertes is a man of action, he is manipulated into seeking revenge against Hamlet. Claudius convinces him that Hamlet is behind the death of both his father and sister and his rage gets the best of him. “He is justly served./It is a poison tempered by himself./ Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet./ Mine and my father’s death come not upon thee,/ Nor thine on me.”
Hamlet pursues his failures by holding off his intentions to kill Claudius, unsuccessfully claiming his love for Ophelia, and the accidental murder of Polonius. All the aforementioned events ultimately lead to the tragic events in the play. King Hamlet’s questionable death results in Claudius’s reign over the Kingdom. Through the appearances of the former ruler's Ghost, the accountability of King Hamlet’s death, Claudius becomes the main suspect of the King’s death. Hamlet decides to kill Claudius to seek revenge over his father’s death.
Hamlet has been instructed by the ghost of his late father to avenge his death by killing King Claudius. This is what brings mistrust and eavesdropping into the picture. Claudius has suspensions about Hamlet’s peculiar behavior, and has summoned his school chums, Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, to spy on him. Before they even start their expedition of eavesdropping, the King and Polonious have already made plans to hide being a wall hanging during Hamlet and Ophelia’s exchange of love gifts. King Claudius is determined to discover an alternative motive to Hamlet’s madness besides depression.
Who Fears Who? In William Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, Hamlet tries to have justice served with the death of his father. Claudius –Hamlet’s uncle—killed his brother in order to obtain the crown. Hamlet is put in a position where he needs to decide of killing his evil uncle is worth it, and Shakespeare makes a biblical argument. In Matthew10:29 it says “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.
Hamlet’s father’s ghost appears to Hamlet telling him what happened and to avenge him. Hamlet doesn’t completely trust the ghost so he puts on a play called mouse trap recalling the events that led to his father’s death. If Claudius reacted negatively it proves he is guilty and committed the murder. This gives Hamlet the green light to kill him but instead he kills Polonius. When Laertes hears news of this, he devices a