Getting revenge does not always guarantee a satisfactory win in the end. In the famous play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, returns from school after learning that his father, the king, has died. He later discovers that his uncle has actually killed Hamlet’s father in order to take his throne and wife. Instructed by the ghost of his father, Hamlet seeks out to get revenge on his uncle. In this play, the revenge of Hamlet’s father affects Hamlet’s relationships, actions, and state of mind.
Hamlet’s first words in the play say that Claudius is "A little more than kin and less than kind," indicating a dissimilarity in values between the new king and himself – introducing into the story a psychological problem, a refusal to conform, which lays the groundwork for, or previews, the upcoming pretended madness. As the future king of Denmark, the hero is expected to maintain a good working relationship with the present king, Claudius. But this is not so. Even before the apparition of the ghost, Hamlet has a very sour relationship with his uncle and stepfather, Claudius.
He is angry for his father, to see the injustice his mother and uncle shows with the lack of respect for the man that gave them so much, that built a life for them. Without thinking twice about the consequences, Hamlet works to avenge his fathers death and bring back the justice that is owed to him. The anger in him shifts to become more of a rash and obsessive behavior as his father’s ghost reveals that his death was intended by his Uncle Claudius, “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown” (Hamlet 1.5.10). In the second soliloquy, the ghost puts Hamlet in charge of taking the revenge of his murderer, Claudius, and his wife, Gertrude; “O most pernicious woman! O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain! / My tables, — meet it is I set it down, / That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain; At least, I am sure, it may be so in Denmark”. This soliloquy reveals the important secret to Hamlet carrying further his feelings of betray, rage, and grief towards his uncle, increasing his obsessive and impulsive behavior to expose his uncle’s true intentions and avenge the death of his father. He makes rash decisions, like referring to his mother as the “most pernicious woman” and his uncle asa “villain”, a “smiling damned villain”. Towards the end of the soliloquy, Hamlet swears upon his father’s ghost to avenge his death and kill his murderer.
Hamlet gravely carries a hatred for his uncle, now step-father, and king of England. Hamlet knows his uncle killed his father and this is the stem of his hatred. Hamlet can
Hamlet is as much a story of emotional conflict, paranoia, and self-doubt as it is one of revenge and tragedy. The protagonist, Prince Hamlet of Denmark, is instructed by his slain father’s ghost to enact vengeance upon his uncle Claudius, whose treacherous murder of Hamlet’s father gave way to his rise to power. Overcome by anguish and obligation to avenge his father’s death, Hamlet ultimately commits a number of killings throughout the story. However, we are not to view the character Hamlet as a sick individual, but rather one who has been victimized by his own circumstances.
William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is a play illustrating a prince seeking revenge for his father tragic death. Hamlet, the prince, is left clueless about who has killed his father until some night watcher gives him some news about a ghost that looks like his dead father. Hamlet decides to go see the ghost for himself and is shocked with what the ghost has said to him. The murder of his father was not an accidental snake bite, but instead Hamlet’s father was the murdered by his uncle, Claudius, the new king of Denmark. Hamlet becomes angry at Claudius for killing his father and is also angry at his mother, Gertrude, for betraying his father and marrying Claudius. Hamlet begins to act insane because he wants to distract the people around him so he can avenge his father’s death.
The play ‘Hamlet’ written by William Shakespeare had many aspects of betrayal, a lack of loyalty, and tragic deaths. The storyline begins as a ghost appears and he resembles the late king of Denmark ‘Hamlet’. King Hamlet was Hamlets father, after his ghost appears Hamlet conversates with the figure and asks him why he is here, and the ghost states that his brother Claudius poisoned him by pouring poison in his ear while he was asleep, married his wife and finally took the power of the throne. Already in a confused state of mind Hamlet questions the ghost and decides to act delusional and put on a play to decide whether he will get revenge on Claudius. Consequently, one can tell how selfish both brothers Claudius and Hamlet are, how much do you have to hate your own family to commit such hatred. Ultimately blood is not thicker than water.
Hamlet is considered to be Shakespeare's most famous play. The play is about Prince Hamlet and his struggles with the new marriage of his mother, Gertrude, and his uncle and now stepfather, King Claudius about only two months after his father’s death. Hamlet has an encounter with his father, Old King Hamlet, in ghost form. His father accuses Claudius of killing him and tells Hamlet to avenge his death. Hamlet is infuriated by this news and then begins his thoughts on what to do to get revenge. Hamlet and Claudius are contrasting characters. They do share similarities, however, their profound differences are what divides them.Hamlet was portrayed as troubled, inactive, and impulsive at times. Hamlet is troubled by many things, but the main source of his problems come from the the death of his father. “Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dew, or that the everlasting had not fixed his canon 'gainst self-slaughter” (Act 1, Scene 2). In this scene, Hamlet is contemplating suicide, which is caused by the death of his father and the new marriage of Gertrude and King Claudius. This scene shows the extent of how troubled Hamlet is. Even though Hamlet’s father asked him to avenge his death, Hamlet is very slow to act on this throughout the play. “Now might I do it pat. Now he is a-praying. And now I’ll do ’t. And so he goes to heaven. And so am I revenged.—That would be scanned. A villain kills my father, and, for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send to heaven” (Act 3, Scene 3). This scene shows King Claudius praying, while Hamlet is behind him drawing his sword but decides not to kill
Hamlets father was king married to Queen Gertrude but Hamlet had to return home to attend his funeral. He was a loving son; mourning, only to figure out his mother (the queen) had already married once more. The Queen’s new husband is King Claudius who is Hamlets uncle and the deceased King’s brother. This betrayal was like none other in Hamlet’s eyes. He knew right anyway from a feeling that Claudius was responsible for King Hamlet’s death. Hamlet even worried and sometimes assumed that his mother was part of the planning or even killing of his father. Returning home immediately became about getting revenge on the people that hurt his family and even in some cases that meant his mother. Hamlet was a smart man and very cunning but in the end it doesn’t work out for anyone.
Claudius insists, "But you must know your father lost a father;/…But to persever/In obstinate condolement is a course/Of impious stubbornness. 'Tis unmanly grief." (1.2.93-98). The late King's death is simplified to being part of a natural process, which Hamlet is denying, and push Hamlet to be seen as the abnormal member of the court in a time of 'celebration'. Claudius furthermore asserts that Hamlet cannot return to school, worsening the situation as Hamlet is prohibited from distancing himself from a source of his angst. Hamlet's uncle betrays Hamlet by denying him the opportunity to deal with his grief on his own terms, while belittling Hamlet's emotions and prohibiting him from leaving a toxic environment. Hamlet's mother betrays him as she denies him any public support during his uncle's reprimand. His mother argues, "Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off,/…Seek for thy noble father in the dust./Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die," (1.2.70-74). This argument only serves to compel Hamlet to believe that
The constant confusion in which he finds himself unable to make any important decisions in his life. In other words, Hamlet lacks a great amount of personal judgment. The death of his father seems to have demolished the confidence that a future king, like Hamlet, should have. For instance, Hamlet constantly hesitates on whether he should take his father’s revenge or not. Throughout the play, he gets several chances to kill Claudius, but every time he gets an opportunity to fulfill his revenge, Hamlet is uncertain about his decision and ultimately fails to take action. This is clearly shown in act three scene3, when Hamlet goes to kill his uncle while he is praying. Claudius was alone in a room, unarmed, and Hamlet had an advantage to finally take his revenge. However instead of attacking Claudius he says to himself, ‘‘now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now I'll don't. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged'', (Act 3, Scene 3, lines 70-75). This shows that Hamlet changes his mind at the very last minute. He tries to find an excuse by convincing himself that this is actually not the right moment to kill Claudius because he might be in a state of grace and go to heaven, since Hamlet’s father died poisoned and asleep: "he took my father grossly, full of bread; With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May; And how his audit stands who knows save heaven?'' (Act 3, Scene
In act IV scene iv in a soliloquy when Hamlet says “What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more”. (IV. iv. 32-34). , he feels shameful for failing to avenge his father's death. Hamlets discovered his father's death by encountering a ghost one night claiming to be his father and the kind of denmark. Unveiling the truth about his death hamlet soons discovers that his father was killed in cold blood by hamlet's uncle and also brother of the dead king. king Claudius had poisoned the dead kind in the ear with poison to win over the throne and become king, all for royalty and fortune.
Prince Hamlet, a university student, is an extremely philosophical and thoughtful character. When his father the King of Denmark dies, Hamlet returns home only to be presented with evidence that suggests his uncle Claudius may have been responsible for his father’s murder. In the initial acts of the tragedy, Hamlet seeks to prove his uncle’s guilt and contemplates all of his actions and
Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most famous work of tragedy. Throughout the play the title character, Hamlet, tends to seek revenge for his father’s death. Shakespeare achieved his work in Hamlet through his brilliant depiction of the hero’s struggle with two opposing forces that hunt Hamlet throughout the play: moral integrity and the need to avenge his father’s murder. When Hamlet sets his mind to revenge his fathers’ death, he is faced with many challenges that delay him from committing murder to his uncle Claudius, who killed Hamlets’ father, the former king. During this delay, he harms others with his actions by acting irrationally, threatening Gertrude, his mother, and by killing Polonius which led into the madness and death of Ophelia.