Value Of Morality In Hamlet

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Hamlet’s Morality William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet follows the story of Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, as he seeks revenge for the murder of his father. As Hamlet gets closer to avenging his father, he begins to lose the qualities that separate him from the man he hunts. Although Hamlet takes his morality and conscience seriously, his thirst for revenge consumes him, and he succumbs to wickedness through deceit and murder. Hamlet is a suffering but noble man who considers the ethics of every decision he makes. Hamlet faces a dilemma when his deceased father orders him to kill Claudius. Hamlet wants revenge for his father, but he also knows that revenge and murder are sins and that he could end up in hell or in Purgatory with his …show more content…
Even his madness is a trick to keep the others away from him while he investigates Claudius. Hamlet largely strays from his principles when he devises a plan to use the play to expose Claudius’ crime. When a traveling theater troupe comes to the castle, Hamlet convinces the actors to perform a scene showing a suspicious man pouring poison into the current king’s ear. He is hoping that the scene will elicit a reaction from Claudius in public, which will prove to Hamlet that the ghost was telling the truth. After Claudius sees the play, he realizes that Hamlet knows the truth and sends him to England. Claudius sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with him, and he gives them letters asking their receivers in England to execute Hamlet immediately upon their arrival. On the voyage, Hamlet finds the letters, and when he learns of their content, he rewrites them to request the execution of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern instead. The most ethical course of action would have been for Hamlet to destroy the letters. However, because of his dislike for the messengers, he has them executed. Hamlet might want to do the right thing, but as the plot thickens, he becomes just as cunning as

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