Hamlet's State Of Mind Analysis

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Justifying Hamlet’s State of Mind It is easy for people to judge others on their actions without prior thought. People overlook the situation without providing empathy for the other person and fail to recognize their motives no matter what their intentions are. The epic tragedy Hamlet by William Shakespeare surrounds the protagonist, Hamlet, who is brought upon a series of unfortunate events that lead to the retribution of his father’s killer. Throughout the play, Hamlet can be seen as insane, immoral, and full of vengeance for his malicious intentions. He uses Ophelia as an outlet for his contempt towards his own mother, and cannot escape his own madness to understand the consequences his words have on Ophelia. Although the audience can clearly …show more content…
Everyone in the kingdom moves on so quickly from King Hamlet’s death, including his own mother who tells Hamlet “Thou know 'st tis common, all that lives must die, passing through nature to eternity.” (1.2) Even Claudius adds “"We pray you to throw to earth/This unprevailing woe, and think of us/As of a father." (1.2) trying to convince Hamlet to move on. Even when everyone around him including his own family moves on, Hamlet remains loyal towards his father. This lack of feeling by those around him, and more significantly, by his own insensitive mother, who marries her brother-in-law within a month of her husband 's death is what intensifies Hamlet’s grief. Gertrude’s immoral act, is what obliterates the foundation of Hamlet 's being. He then tortures himself with memories of his father 's tenderness towards his mother, “So excellent a king, that was to this. Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother, that he might not beteem the winds of heaven visit her face too roughly; heaven and earth, must I remember?...” (1.2) Through these words and through his plan of avenging his beloved father, Hamlet displays qualities of an admirable character. Although his intention to kill Claudius can be seen as wrong, it can also be justified. For the time period this play takes place, most crimes such as the one Claudius commits, result in death which can …show more content…
The tragic play surrounds Hamlet, who is brought upon a series of unfortunate events that leads to him performing actions that can be seen as insane, immoral, and full of vengeance for his intentions. Yet there are scenes where one can definitely justify Hamlet as an admirable character. Hamlet is not only avenging his beloved father, but he is fighting for the honour of the rightful king of Denmark. His harsh words towards Ophelia are only to convince Polonius of his intense infatuation towards the tragically beautiful noblewoman. A lot of good people are misunderstood by the actions they think are morally correct. However, others should attempt to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what those good people are trying to

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