Is Hamlet To Blame

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Tragic affairs are inevitably going to happen to everybody. Such great events can harm the victim and the people around them. In the case of a tragedy, somebody is always to blame. In shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”, tragedies are found throughout the whole play, and are all connected back to Claudius. Claudius's killing of his brother, his behavior to cover the evidence, and manipulation of Laertes all lead to the great tragedy in the play.
Claudius’s murder of his brother, caused Hamlet to act out in rage. Hamlet’s rage then lead to the deaths of Polonius and Ophelia. Hamlet and his mother, Gertrude, engaged in a conversation, then Polonius soon walked in the room. “Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell;/ I took thee for thy better;/ take thy fortune; Thou find'st to be too busy is some danger.” (Hamlet, pg.42 ) As polonius stood behind the curtains, Hamlet stabbed him thinking that it was Claudius. Hamlet was attempting to avenge his father’s death. Surely enough, Hamlet could be blamed for the killing of Polonius. The murder was the outcome of Hamlet’s attempt to seek
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Claudius and Laertes devised a plan to kill Hamlet with poison. During Laertes and hamlet's sword fight, Claudius offers Hamlet a cup of wine filled with poison. Hamlet denies the drink and Gertrude ends up drinking the poison. “No, no, the drink, the drink, - O my dear Hamlet, -/ The drink, the drink! I am poison'd.” This was the very moment where Claudius was exposed and everybody realized he was the real murderer. During the sword fight, Hamlet is cut with a“Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric;/I am justly kill'd with mine own treachery.” poisonous sword. Once he realizes it is poisonous, He then cuts Laertes with the sword. Once Hamlet is finally able to do so, He stabs Claudius and forces him to drink the poison. It is obvious that Claudius was the main cause for all of the tragedies in the

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