Tragic Flaws In Hamlet
Later on, Hamlet and Horatio are discussing the recent problems they have faced and in …show more content…
The first time Hamlet is aware of a hard decision that he has to make is when he says “The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, / That ever I was born to set it right.” (1.5. 196-197) Hamlet is contemplating why things are peculiar and does not understand why he has to fix them. With Hamlet thinking this way it shows that he is apprehensive and leads to Hamlet’s madness and downfall. Another time Hamlet conflicts with himself is when he sees Claudius praying and says “That would be scann’d:/ Why, this is hire and salary, not revenge” (3.3.75/79) With Hamlet saying this he is indecisive in killing Claudius and ends up regretting his decision not to murder Claudius because it leads to Hamlets destruction and death. As pointed, Hamlets inability to decide actions ends up leading to his madness and downfall.
Clearly, Hamlet’s tragic flaws of procrastination and indecisiveness leads to his disastrous downfall. Hamlet tends to procrastinate when it comes to finishing burdens, and even once finishing he is often tentative. One may hope that one flaw may not lead to a harmful downfall. But one would see that it possibly could. One asks: will their flaw affect