Hamlet Has No Center Essay

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Hamlet Does Have a Center In the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare, the main character hamlet has to restore the order of Denmark by avenging his father’s unnatural death. Throughout the play, “Hamlet’s quintessence is never to be wholly committed to any stance or attitude, /He has no center” (Bloom 406), is a theory that Bloom argue about how hamlet has no center. Meanwhile hamlet has a strong motivation of revenge, that he’s will to stick to at all costs and doing everything to manipulate the minds of others, with his persona. As for his actions, they are used all revolving around the main goal to kill his shadow, likewise he shows his moral center by taking action on what he does and what he says regarding feelings. Although …show more content…
Hamlets center can be again shown when he has a goal in mind and in his actions. For starters one of hamlets greatest plans was to make sure of Claudius guilt shown by him saying that he’ll add, “Some dozen or sixteen lines, which can be set down and insert in’t.” (2.2.526) and see how he will react. Furthermore, he then proves his motive of his by saying, “The plays the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.” (2.2.593) In short hamlet was taking action at this point because this was one of the steps taken into completing his goal. Ultimately hamlet carried out the actions he was destined to do leaving him in a place where he is decisive about them and fully committed. Throughout the character development it looked like he over thinking to much leaving him with many options. In the end one example of this was when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were sent to Norway and hamlet escaped and while he did that he sent them to their deaths as proven when the first ambassador said, “that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead,” (5.2.364) in addition the most important part of him caring out his plan was when he finally killed his shadow while saying, “ Here, thou incestuous, murd’rous, damn Dane, Drink off this poison. Is thy union here? Follow my mother.” (5.2.318-320) after this heroic victory for hamlet part of the last thoughts he says is, “let …show more content…
Horatio is known to be his best and most loyal friend. Hamlet proves this by saying, “Horatio, thou art e’en as just a man as e’er my conversation cop’d withal.” (3.2.51-52) This quote points out that this is the friend that hamlet needs in his life. Hamlet here complements Horatio on being a fine piece of work of a man he is. Hamlet also respects him compared to no one else in the play. Similarly, hamlet then says, “That is non passion’s slave, and I will wear him in my heart’s core, ay in my heart of heart,” (3.2.70-71) furthering the fact that Horatio is super important to him. Further Horatio’s loyalty can be shown by the time he went to hamlet instead of the king about the ghost, shown when hamlets said, “Saw? Who?” and Horatio responded, “My Lord, the king your father.” (1.2.191) Horatio showed loyalty here because he thought it would be best to confront hamlet first since it was his father. Once they then later saw the ghost Horatio said, “Propose an oath my lord,” (1.5.161) in order to keep it a secret. This all together shows us many reason as to my hamlet should trust and love Horatio because of his loyalty and

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