Characteristics of Hamlet Essay
In the novel, Hamlet Prince of Denmark, Hamlet had plenty of time to kill Claudius in revenge of his father King Hamlet. Hamlet procrastinated many times before taking action because he was depressed, uncertain, and he needed time to prepare for his revenge.
Hamlet becomes very depressed when he finds out about his father’s death. In the novel, he talks about the first thing that made him sad. “She married O most wicked speed, to post which such dexterity to incestuous sheets it is not, nor it cannot come to good but break my heart for I must hold my tongue.”( Mcgraw) He was very upset when his mom married Claudius which was King Hamlet’s brother, and she barely mourned or showed any sympathy towards her …show more content…
Hamlet’s procrastination led to a huge death maze which affected his friends and himself. Hamlet procrastinated many times before taking action because he was depressed, uncertain, and he needed time to prepare for his revenge. If Hamlet did not procrastinate, he would have, probably saved the lives of the people he loved.
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