Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hamlet, By William Shakespeare - 1149 Words

When a person holds a great sense of vengeance within himself/herself, it may cause him/her to lose their sense of coherent thinking. This can lead to a snowball effect of tragic events and bring out the person’s deepest flaws. This was what happened to Prince Hamlet in the play by William Shakespeare. Through the process of accomplishing the four commands given to him by his father, Hamlet is swayed in various directions because of his nature of wanting to understand the whole situation himself and his flaw, which is his imbalance in controlling his actions. Due to Hamlet’s disposition, he is a person who needs to attain certainty before going forth with a plan. This shows that Hamlet is a rational man, at first, by keeping in check†¦show more content†¦Additionally, depending on King Claudius’ reaction to the play it will determine the action plan that Hamlet is going to pursue. During this time, it can be seen that Hamlet is still quite logical because of his efforts in trying to comprehend the situation at hand. However, after King Claudius’ extravagant reaction to the play’s murder scene, proving that he is the murderer, Hamlet goes mad, leading him to act impulsively. When given the four commands, Hamlet appeared to fully understand all of his duties, but soon after figuring out that King Claudius is truly the perpetrator, Hamlet adjusts his focus towards the first command that asks him to avenge his father’s death. â€Å"Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder† (page 1823). Hamlet is very committed in obtaining his vengeance, which soon becomes the only objective he had in his mind. He was willing to leave his education in studying philosophy behind to achieve this goal and was even willing to die as long as he was able to get his revenge for his father. Hamlet was ready to die for what come because he believes in Go d, but lacked the understanding of King Hamlet’s directions. Although the command to revenge the Ghost’s foul murder was the first that was demanded, there was no particular order in which the commands were to be fulfilled. This was something that was not understood by Hamlet until act III, which is when his father reappears before him to sharpen his dull understanding of

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