Conflicting Forces Bleak Vengeance And Justice In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet undergoes many conflicting forces that compel him to seek vengeance and justice for his father. These forces in the mind of Hamlet also make him question his morality and whether his goal to murder Claudius is for a right reason. Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, is the cause of Hamlet's anger and crave for justice because he poisoned his father. In the beginning of the play, the ghost of King Hamlet reveals to Hamlet how the real murder played out. The relevance of this gives Hamlet the duty to avenge his father. Although Hamlet’s duty is to serve his father justice, Hamlet undergoes many conflicting force that makes him indecisive. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the protagonist, Hamlet is exposed to the conflicting…show more content…
So the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forgèd process of my death Rankly abused. But know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown” (1.5.32-40). Hamlet is shocked and promises to honor his father by killing his uncle Claudius. Hamlet’s father however instructs Hamlet to make Claudius’ murder as gruesome as possible when he says “Murder most foul, as in the best it is. But this most foul, strange and unnatural” (1.5.27-28). Hamlet wants to please his father when his father asks him to murder Claudius is foul way. Hamlet’s father seeks vengeance for his death and believes Claudius should receive what he deserves; a terrible death for what he has done. Hamlet also portrays an unjust revenge when he spares the life of Claudius whilst praying. Hamlet says killing the King now while he is praying would be giving him “hire and salary, not revenge.” This reveals that Hamlet wishes to grant his father's request by murdering Claudius in a gruesome manner to ensure that he goes straight to hell. King Hamlet sets the idea of vengeance on his and does not realize Hamlet’s morality and moral code are at

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