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Hamlet's Transformation from Good to Evil

Uploaded by Admin on Jan 17, 2001

Hamlet’s Transformation from Good to Evil In the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, Hamlet endures exorbitant amount of pain and anger because of his father’s death, his mothers hasty remarriage, and the loss of his only love, Ophelia. The losses that Hamlet has to deal with, the anger and lack of forgiveness that he allows to build within himself, allows Hamlet’s true thoughts and character to be revealed through his soliloquies, which are reviewed and discussed throughout this essay.

In his first soliloquy, Hamlet reveals his wishes that he could just melt away and be no more, with death comes relief from this world, but he beliefs that suicide is immoral and that the whole business of the world is useless and unprofitable. Hamlet reflects on the greatness of his father and how the leadership went from a noble and glorious King to a atrocious man that does not desire in any way to serve the country or its people, but thrives the power and extravagance that is provided by being King. Hamlet also shows his anger and disbelief with women in general “ Frailty, thy name is women” and towards his mother with her hasty marriage to Clauduis. Hamlet now becomes informed that his uncle, Clauduis, has killed the King, Hamlet’s beloved father, from a ghost, his father’s ghost. The ghost requests that Hamlet pay revenge to the evil murderer, Clauduis. Hamlet is to kill Clauduis to avenge his father’s death. Too commit a murder of his own, to get his now innocent hands full of his Uncle’s blood, all in the name of revenge.

Hamlet is now developing into a cunning, deceitful person. He is now devising a plan to exploit Clauduis for his crime, the re-enactment of his father’s murder. Also, Hamlet questioning his ability to avenge his father’s death, he wonders if he too much of a coward. Hamlet admits that he does lack gull, a character trait that cannot be compromised when he is to avenge his father’s death. Although Hamlet might perceive himself as a coward, by re-enacting his father’s murder, he is exposing his knowledge of his father’s murder, which puts his own life in danger.

Hamlet’s most famous soliloquy shows Hamlet’s deepest thoughts since the beginning of the story. Hamlet first contemplates whether is better to just live with the pain of his father’s murder or to take action and seek revenge for his...

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Date:   01/17/2001

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