Hamlet Avenge His Father's Death Analysis

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Throughout the play, Hamlet has been firmly set on his path to avenge his father’s death, but certain situations and events are making him rethink his plan and are making him reluctant. “To take him in the purging of his soul / When he is fit and seasoned for his passage? / No.” (III.iii.86-88). Hamlet could have killed Claudius, and exact his revenge right then and there, but decided against it. He chose not to murder Claudius while he was praying because he did not want to give him a free ride to heaven. He is becoming hesitant and is questioning whether or not he should complete his plan. All Hamlet wanted to do was avenge his father’s death and kill Claudius, but now he finally has the chance to finish him off. However, he decides against …show more content…
He has been presented with multiple opportunities to kill Claudius, for example, when Claudius was praying, but Hamlet decided against it. “Contagion to this world. Now could I drink hot blood / And do such bitter business as the bitter day / Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother” (III.ii.365-367). Hamlet states how he wants to go and kill Claudius, but instead he says that he must go see his mother. He was not forced to go see his mother right away, but he chose to go see her first instead of finishing his revenge on Claudius. These are excuses that he keeps using because ultimately he is a weakling and does not have the courage to kill Claudius. Hamlet can say that he will avenge his father’s death multiple times, but his actions speak a different story. When he is presented with the opportunity to kill Claudius, Hamlet gets anxious and deviates from his original plan. All of these character traits lead up to one thing, his fatal …show more content…
“But thou wouldst / not think how ill all’s here about my heart. But it is no / matter” (V.ii.199-201). Hamlet is having a bad feeling about the fencing tournament, but follows through with it because he believes that God has a plan for everything. He is putting his faith into God rather than trusting his intuition. Hamlet putting his trust with God and no longer trying to force the outcome in favor, it reveals that he is a religious and devoted Christian. All actions that Hamlet has taken has been in relation to God- not committing suicide, not killing Claudius while he was praying, and leaving his faith up to God’s

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