Essay On Vacillation In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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The Vacillation that led to a Fatal Outcome

Acording to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hamlet’s delay, and ultimately his downfall, is caused by his thoughts, and images that aren’t in contact with the real world. This means that he is unable to apply his thoughts and actions in the real world that surrounds him. He is in a daze to the real world and he applied his energy to his intellect instead of the outside world. His shaded view of every action causes the death of himself and others. This is why I agree with Coleridge’s theory. His thoughts about suicide and the idea of trusting the ghostly figure of his father are just two examples that show proof of how he is more preoccupied with the world without then the world within. Everyone is watching his actions and people are working against him, which is causing him to overthink as well. With the pressure from others, he makes fatal mistakes that cause the death of himself and others. He is aware of this because he is too concerned with pleasing others.
His perception is clouded due to the death of his father at the beginning of the play. He shows extensive self thought due to this. The event puts Hamlet into a slight depression, where he thinks about suicide and for
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Because of this, he has to continuously look out for himself. His thoughts and ideas make him hesitate with his actions though. An example of this would be when Claudius becomes suspicious and sends him to England as a ploy. Hamlet is unaware of the plans for his predicted death, but catches on and brings along two letters to take the place of the ones that demand he be persecuted. His thought process during this part of the play shows how he thinks of every option, yet he’s too scared to actually stand up to Claudius and confront him. He loses the power of his actions by his inability to incorporate himself in the world around

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