He questioned the worth of his own life, and became suicidal. Hamlet proves this when he says, “Or that the Everlasting had not fixed his canon 'gainst self-slaughter!” (1.2.131). Soon after his grief ridden soliloquy, Horatio and the guards brought news of a ghost sighting. Supposedly, the ghost was Hamlet's father. Later in the last scene of Act 1, Hamlet accompanies the guards to the platform on which the ghost was spotted.
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.
Lack of trust often leads to one’s downfall. This is shown in “Hamlet,” a play by William Shakespeare, and in the short story "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. The main character in each of these works lacks trust and this ultimately leads to their deaths. The conflicts, theme and characterization in these literary works display why trust is needed in everyone’s life. In William Shakespeare's play, the main character, Hamlet finds out his father, the king, was killed by his uncle, Claudius.
Macbeth's character flaws are having too much greed for power, lack of judgement, and insanity. In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth's ambition and poor decision making lead towards his tragic downfall. Mabeth is referred to as a hero for killing the first Thane of Glaims. "By Finel's death, I know I am Thane of Glaims, But how of Cowdar?" (I. iii.
“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
It becomes the cause of the sequent revenge and death. Owing to King Hamlet’s death, Claudius gets the throne and Gertrude betrays Hamlet and remarries with Claudius. The murder and the betrayal make further death. On the other hand, the Creature due to the dead of Frankenstein, it is full of regret. Although it still remembers lots of unequal treatment from human, he is tired of remorse and pain; it commits suicide to end its
Horatio ask the ghost to speak, ,but it doesn't and later talks to Hamlet about it (1.1.127.) - To prove that Claudius killed his father and has been feeling guilty Hamlet tries to re-enact the murder of his father though a play (2.2.633-634.) - Claudius feels guilty when watching the play about the Murder of Gonzago and has to leave (3.2.295.) - Hamlet has the chance to kill Claudius during prayer, but knowing this would just send him to heaven (3.3.82.) - The ghost talks to hamlet again because he is mad Claudius is still alive (3.4.127.)
It is not that hard to believe that Hamlet has gone insane if one simply looks at the circumstances that could have made him lose his grip on reality. For one thing, his father, the former King of Denmark has died; and before he is cold in his grave, Queen Gertrude has married Hamlet’s uncle, the new King of Denmark Claudius! This alone would cause most to go insane; and the reason why relations between Hamlet and Claudius become strained, and Hamlet’s attitude becomes destitute. Since the death of his father, Hamlet has been what appeared to be in a state of madness. His madness is the result of his fragile personality being confronted with the great anguish of his father’s passing.
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.
He was totally disdained by their union and considered it an incestuous one. To further intensify Hamlet’s contempt, early in the plot Hamlet encountered a ghost. The ghost represented himself as the spirit of Hamlet’s father, the late king. He told Hamlet he had been murdered by his brother, now King Claudius. The demised king commissioned Hamlet to execute revenge against Claudius.