Hamlet, By William Shakespeare Essay

1731 Words Apr 29th, 2015 7 Pages
In the tragic play Hamlet, the main character, Hamlet, encounters a grievous affliction when he discovers from his father’s ghost, that his uncle, Claudius, murdered his father, King Hamlet. As a result, his uncle gained the throne of Denmark and married Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, hastily after the murder. Therefore, the ghost commands Hamlet to avenge his murder by killing Claudius. Although Hamlet vowed to his father’s ghost that he would avenge him, he delays his revenge. In order for Hamlet to properly avenge his father’s death, he finds the need to prevail and overcome the many conflicts that he faced throughout the play. Hamlet’s delay reveals his loyalty, his strong morals, and his strategic thinking. To begin with, Hamlet’s delay in avenging his father’s murder reveals that he is immensely loyal to his father’s memory. As soon as his father’s ghost tells him about his murder and commands him to take revenge, Hamlet quickly vows to him that he will erase absolutely everything from his mind except the ghost’s command. This clearly demonstrates that he is truly a devoted son in that he does not approve of nor is he pleased with his Uncle Claudius, who has instantaneously taken over his father’s place as king of Denmark and father, husband of Gertrude. Hamlet is outraged and disconcerted that his mother and uncle have completely been disrespectful of his father’s memory, since they married instantly within a month after his father’s death. “O God, a…

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