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    right ? There are many examples such as Nero, Tiberius , Augustus etc. Caligula and Claudius are just two of the many examples of crazy weird emperors that has been on the throne surprisingly they are related. Let 's go in chronological order and talk about Caligula first. He ruled Rome from 37-41 AD. He was liked by not only the people but the senators as well. I mean I would like someone who freed me from prison too. He was liked also because of his father who was a high ranking official in the army. Those reasons combined let Caligula be able to rule Rome alone. That and he talked to the Senators right after he freed them from prison.…

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    Claudius In Hamlet

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    Claudius, the main antagonist in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is an astute, avaricious, and manipulative character that contrasts greatly with the hero Hamlet, who values justice and morality above all else. In the play, Claudius yearns for the throne of Denmark, murdering his brother, King Hamlet and marrying his sister-in-law, Gertrude, in order to attain it. His actions throughout the play portray him as a shrewd and self-serving man. He unjustly gains the throne and will stop at nothing to protect…

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    Claudius Change In Hamlet

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    Claudius is revealed as a cunning and clever character in Hamlet. He managed to kill King Hamlet and marry his wife, which also happened to be his sister-in-law, and would have gotten away with it had it not been for the ghost. From the description of Prince Hamlet, he appears to be the complete opposite of a charming person because he is “no more like [his] father than [he]to Hercules” and throughout that soliloquy Hamlet praises his father immensely but turns the words to his uncle with spite…

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    King Claudius Essay

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    Claudius is the main antagonist of the play whose primary goal is to generate all of Hamlet’s rage and confusion, even though at first glance he seems like a decent if not more than decent king. He is capable and intelligent, he even gives a speech that connects everyone’s loss with a new start. Claudius takes instantaneous, decisive action when it comes to satisfying the king of Norway, and is always concentrated on his kingly duties. Although in private he is a completely different person. The…

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    Although King Claudius is often viewed as the villain in Hamlet because of his slaying of Hamlet’s father and struggle to hold onto power after gaining control of the throne, by the end of the play many actions point to Hamlet being the true malefactor of the story. It first starts off with Hamlet’s drive to revenge his father’s death concocting a plan to make everyone believe he is going mad so he can stay under the radar of having the King find out that he knows what he did. Eight people…

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    Hamlet’s Hesitation Analysis Hamlet is a character that seems to be a victim of circumstances. The unexpected death of his father leaves him depressed, not forgetting the wedding between his mother Gertrude and his uncle Claudius that took place just three months after the funeral. His father’s ghost appears to him and asks him to take revenge on Claudius for murdering him. Though he gets convinced to take revenge at the beginning, he later becomes hesitant to do so. He drags his feet until he…

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    The complexity of disposition that is so central to the characters in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet is exemplified best in King Claudius, a man whose ambition and envy leads him to murder his own brother, but whose conscience and morality complicate his intentions. The internal battle within Claudius, revealed in III. iii, muddles the reader’s initial impression of the usurper king, from a ruthless, Machiavellian murderer to a complex, conflicted character. While Claudius enjoys the lavish…

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    was the best chance to revenge for his father, but he hesitated. He was worried that Claudius would go to heaven after his death, so he decided to choose another time to assassinate him. However, he didn’t anticipate the decision would eventually lead to the tragedy which everyone dies in the end. In my opinion, he is a smart prince. He knew how to disguise himself and let others thought that he lost his mind, and used the play to imply that Claudius killed his father and tampered with the…

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    King Claudius’s insidious actions can not only be linked to his undoing, but also to the deterioration of Denmark as a whole. Under the rule of King Hamlet, the country thrived, and had a polished reputation. He was a noble ruler with the country’s best interests in mind. As soon as Claudius became king, the nation started to fall apart. Drinking and partying were seen in the castle as the only form of entertainment. Naturally, citizens followed the example of the King and Queen, and the country…

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    In this soliloquy Hamlet starts speaking about how he is contemplating on if he should Kill claudius or spare his life. He does this by making an alliteration to the witching time of night which is a belief in elizabethan times that at 10:00 at night witches would come out and kill babies by drinking their blood so they could stay young. It was an extremely unholy and evil practice but the point is that it was done for a reason, a selfish reason. So when hamlet says it is now the witching time…

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