The story takes place in Denmark, where the ghost of the king reveals his son Hamlet, who murdered him. As revenge Hamlet looks forward to kill his uncle Claudius (the murderer), the new king of Denmark and make justice by himself. During the play he finishes killing Polonius, the lord chamberlain, and as a result of that his daughter Ophelia commits suicide. After that he kills the king and designs Fortinbras to replace his father as a king. Hamlet: This character is the protagonist of the story.
Shakespeare’s overall tone in the play Hamlet epitomizes the long disputed question; is Hamlet’s outcome determined by fate or his own free will? Hamlet is forced to make a life-altering decision when his father’s ghost asks him to kill his uncle Claudius. Hamlet is faced with two options. His first is to kill Claudius, which is treason and face life in prison or even death. The other option would be to not avenge his father and suffer the consequences in purgatory, Hamlet states, “Till the foul crimes done in my days of the nature/ Are burnt and purged away”.
First of all, Macbeth is evil since he became a murderer. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a war hero who was honorable. He was celebrated as a brave soldier and rewarded with a new title from the king. However, after he has been told by the three witches that he will eventually become a king of Scotland, he immediately kill King Duncan. This was a evil decision that he made for the first time.
Laertes and Claudius had a plan of revenge to go after Hamlet for causing Laertes’ father death. At the end of the play while Laertes and Hamlet were fencing, Gertrude drank the poison which was suppose to be for Hamlet because it was part of Laertes and Claudius’ plan. Laertes got stabbed by Hamlet with the poison sword and Hamlet got stabbed as well but made sure he killed Claudius before dying. At the end everyone ended up dying just because plans of revenge did not turn out like they wanted. Other people suffered because of other people’s faults and mistakes.
Not only does Claudius kill Hamlet's father, but also takes Hamlet's once dear mother from him and turns her into a corrupt and immoral person. With his spiritual visitations, his incestuous surroundings, and the constant burden of his mission of vengeance for his father's death, this young prince must face chaos both outwards and inwards as all the questions in his life continue to go unanswered. The unanswered questions and confusion lead Hamlet straight toward destruction and tragedy. External conflict impacts Hamlet throughout the play, forcing him to accept beliefs that are once foreign to him: disloyalty, revenge, murder and death. It starts in the very beginning when Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, kills Hamlet’s father and marries Hamlet’s mother Gertrude.
People are responsible for the way they manage their freedom and for accepting the consequences of their actions, but Hrafnkel subconsciously limited his own freedom when he swore an oath to kill in case someone wronged him. Although the saga takes a different turn that makes the reader wonder whether he is guilty or not, the evidence clearly proves that he is indeed guilty. After hearing of his son’s death, Einar’s father Thorbjorn pays a visit to Hrafnkel in order to ask him for compensation for his son. Hrafnkel admits that this was one of the most dreadful acts he has ever committed and in return offers Thornjob several materialistic renditions, which Thornjob turns down. By admitting that this act was one of the worst he has ever committed, he states that he himself feels guilty as well.
“How now, a rat? Death for a ducat, dead... Is it the King?” (III.iv.29-32). This proves that Hamlet’s actions are unintentional, and intends to kill King Claudius. As this incident unfolds, Laertes’s anger from his father’s death channels towards Hamlet. This sets upon a string of events that ultimately leads to Hamlet’s death.
Later Hamlet is confronting his Mother and hears someone behind a curtain in her room: with believing it is Claudius, Hamlet stabs the man hiding behind the curtain. That man turned out to be Polonius. Hamlet gets sent to England to be killed for all the madness he has stirred up lately. Escorted by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlets switches the letters carried by them to (instead of him) have them killed. With the learning’s of her father’s death, Ophelia goes mad and drowns herself.
The play’s main protagonist Hamlet lets his grief over his father’s murder fuel his thirst for revenge, Ophelia lets the grief over the murder of her father Polonius drive her to apparent suicide, and Ophelia’s brother Laertes is pushed to conspire with Claudius to kill Hamlet as a result of his grief. Grief might as well be its own character in Hamlet because if it was it would always be center stage. The grief present in Hamlet comes in many different shapes and forms. Even for life today, until people learn how to deal with grief it will become an inherent part of a person’s character. It is interesting to note how Shakespeare portrays his male and female characters ability to handle grief.
In a letter, she accuses three of them to have raped and killed her. The letter is found by Hannah Trevor, who decides to investigate because Daniel Josselyn, the father of her illegitimate daughter is one of the three men accused. Everything seems to prove his guiltiness, since the marks on Anthea’s neck match the imprint of his three-fingered hand. Another murder happens and Daniel is accused again, because the victim was killed with his sword. The murderer is actually William Quaid, who killed the man because he knew too much about Anthea’s plans.