The Internal And External Struggle Within The Play ' Hamlet '
make choices gives the individuals an opportunity to build a character or personality for
themselves. In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare the protagonist is in a constant battle
between his internal and external situations. This becomes problematic for Hamlet because
humanity has failed him. He questions human's existence from good to evil and for life or death.
Hamlet and other characters in the play face many overwhelming decisions and are in a
continuous conflict with humanity.
King Hamlet has passed away and his wife marries his brother, Claudius. He becomes the
new King of Denmark. Prince Hamlet is faced with troublesome news and an external problem
arises. Hamlet is mourning his father’s death but was introduced with his father’s ghost by his
closest friend Horatio. The ghost spoke about his death and how his own brother poisoned him.
Hamlet is controlled by rage and vengeance. And he says, “Haste me to know’t, that I, with
wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (1.5.30). Prince
Hamlet is consumed by revenge and is confronted by an internal struggle. Revenge has formed
Hamlet from doing obscure actions with other characters in the play. That led on to many
misleading assumptions about his actions and emotions. When he approached Orphelia, he
looked wild and crazy. Orphelia’s father, Polonius believed Hamlet was in…