Outline For Hamlet Research Paper

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Jacob Dickerson
Mrs. Bain
College English 1205
21 February 2017
Hamlet Essay Topic 2. As the son of a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father. It was the many losses faced by Hamlet in his life filled with extreme tragedies that forced him to avenge his father’s death from Claudius”.“In ‘Hamlet’, a play by William Shakespeare; the protagonist, Hamlet throughout the play is perceived to be mad however Hamlet’s insanity was more than an act. Hamlet's father's ghost sent him on a mission to kill Claudius to avenge his death, he tried to go but he kept hesitating back and forth. It was not that he was unfaithful, and he did not want to do it, but he was not done thinking it out. Every time he was about to do the deed
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"The spirit I have seen may be a Devil."(2.2.565) Once again, he is questioning whether or not to do it. He is trying to get all of the facts out and trying to see if the ghost is really king hamlet and not a evil spirit trying to trick him into killing Claudius. Hamlet really does want revenge even though he is procrastinating a lot. “I have cause, and will, and strength, and means/ To do’t". It is possible to argue that Hamlet has no opportunity to effect revenge - the King is obviously well guarded but Hamlet himself says that he is able to fulfill his purpose. It is clear that Hamlet is not denied his revenge by mere practicalities; he has the opportunity, for example, to kill Claudius while he is at prayer, when he may ‘do it. Hamlet delays in killing Claudius not only because he is suffering from an Oedipal complex but also because he is far too sane or practical to commit an act of murder. Basically sanity is keeping him from killing his uncle. Hamlet is like a soldier that is thrown into a war where he has to do some things he rather would not do, but under certain circumstances he bites his teeth and carries himself
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