Was Hamlet Justified Analysis

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Was Hamlets actions justified? In the story Hamlet finds out his father has been murdered by his uncle and he needs to get revenge. Hamlet was told by a ghost of his father that he was murdered. His mother has remarried with Hamlets uncle months after his father has died. Was Hamlets actions justified? In the process of getting revenge he also treated his mother poorly, the main reason Ophelia died, and he delayed the revenge a long time, and eventually killed Claudius his uncle. His actions were unjustified except the revenge on Claudius.
First, According to document A which is a conversation between Hamlet and the ghost of King Hamlet the ghost tells Hamlet “ Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught: leave her
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In Document C it states that Hamlet kills Ophelia’s father mistaking him for Claudius which caused Ophelia to go crazy and end up drowning and dying. Document D shows Hamlet and Ophelia talking and Hamlet is very aggressive and abusive towards Ophelia. This action could be justified by Polonius and Claudius was both spying on them. Once Polonius was dead Ophelia started to sing songs and act crazy until she drowns. Hamlet also tells Ophelia to go to a nunnery and to marry a fool for wise men know what monster you make them. The evidence shows easily Hamlet’s actions toward Ophelia were unjustified. He killed Ophelia’s father which made her go crazy and sadly drown. (Documents C and …show more content…
Hamlet waited a long time to get revenge on Claudius which caused many bad things to happen such as people dying unnecessarily and causing him to die. Hamlet calls himself a peasant, slave, coward, ass, and whore for not getting revenge faster and waiting a long time (Doc B). Hamlet also tells himself “My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth”(Doc B)! In Hamlets conversation with the ghost of his father he is told he is “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”(Doc A). Hamlets actions here are unjustified because he thinks worse of himself because he has not gotten revenge quickly. Also the ghost of his father told him to get revenge fast so he is not confined to fast in fires which Hamlet did not do(Documents A and B). You could say Hamlets actions were justified by calling himself negative words and the fact that he did indeed end up killing Claudius and getting revenge for his

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