Analysis Of Hamlet's Struggle With His Plan To Kill Claudius

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Register to read the introduction… There is one point in the book when Hamlet is standing behind Claudius who is on his knees. The reason he doesn’t kill him then is because he thinks he’s confessing his sins. He states that to kill him now would mean that he would go to heaven. He reasons that it wouldn’t be fair to his father who is forced to spend time in purgatory. He decides he’ll wait until Claudius has sinned and then kill him before he has the chance to confess again, thus sending him to hell. “Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven And that his soul may be damn’d and black As hell whereto it goes.” (Act 3, Scene 3, lines 94-06, page …show more content…
“As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on,”(Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 73-74, Page 75). He acts this way to throw off his uncle’s spies. Hamlet is very intelligent, he uses his talents as he goes through many changes from a normal young prince to the loving and grief-stricken son of a father to an apparent madman. Any man who goes to such measures to avenge his father and who has such intense feelings shows what a close father=son relationship there must have been. Hamlet must have had intense respect and love for his father in order for him to retaliate in such a …show more content…
When Hamlet finds out Claudius killed his father he plots to kill him. His actions continually make Claudius uncomfortable and Hamlet basically makes his life a living hell. Claudius is forced to watch his back and be cautious in everything he does. He tries to keep the balance between trying to kill Hamlet while continuing to please the public and not appear to be the “bad guy.”

Hamlet is affected by a number of different people; his real father was such a big influence on his actions that it caused him to kill Claudius along with innocent people. He was also affected mentally and emotionally by his mother for dishonoring his father’s life by marrying Claudius less then a month after he died. He was also affected by other people that might suggest he wasn’t just affected by his

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