The Death Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare Essay

1320 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
There’s Something Rotten in the State of Denmark
Denmark wasn’t always so corrupt. Most of the chaos occurs after Old King Hamlet’s mysterious death; King Claudius comes to the throne by quickly marrying Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude. Young Hamlet has an eerie encounter with the ghost of his father, he learns the truth about his father’s death; he was murdered by his own brother, Claudius. Hamlet’s disgusted with his mother’s marriage, for he feels most utterly betrayed that his “virtuous” mother would give up her devotion to his father as if it had no emotional burden on her. Hamlet decides he needs to avenge his father, but he hesitates. His Christian outlook on the afterlife holds him back and causes his hesitation. As his thoughts progress, they become more focused with the aspect of revenge and killing. His mindset gradually pushes away the ideas and worries of Christianity, morphing into one more like a pagan warrior. He begins to disregard the idea of an afterlife and focuses just on the present-day life occurrences. Hamlet’s betrayal causes a necessary change of his character. He unconsciously prepares his mind for the mental stability of getting revenge for his father’s honor, even though it means he turns away from the obligations and morals of Christianity. Hamlet has a serious inability to act and he even acknowledges it himself. His beliefs cause him to delay his actions, despite his desire for revenge. While an actor cries during his reenactment of the…

Related Documents