The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare Essay examples
Hamlet strongly believes in God. Hamlet exhibits this belief by saying, “He that made us with such large discourse,” (IV.iv.38). Hamlet acknowledges that there is an omnipotent being, which he says is the Creator. Hamlet also shows his belief in heaven and hell with his interaction with Claudius. When Hamlet attempts to kill Claudius while Claudius was praying, he says that he can’t kill Claudius because he has to send Claudius to hell. Finally, it shows that Hamlet believes in purgatory because the ghost says,
Doomed for a certain term to walk the night / and for the day confined to fast in fires till the foul crimes done in my days of nature / are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid / to tell the secrets of my prison house (I.v.17-18).
Purgatory is place where men work off their sins before entering heaven. The ghost has to repent for his sins, so the ghost goes to Hamlet to attempt to have…