Hamlet Flaws

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The main character from Shakespeare’s book, Hamlet, is a very complex character with many views on his state of mind. The main character, Hamlet, displays sarcasm, and the urge of suicide throughout the play, while people believe that Hamlet displays signs of Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Depression, however evidence from the text proves these claims to be false and that his fatal flaw will cause the death of all that he has come to love. During the course of the play, Hamlet uses sarcasm as a way to release emotion. “But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue” (I,ii,31). Hamlet says this to himself, for the pain that he must bear and can’t let out his thoughts for he must stay silent on the matter of his father. He…show more content…
His postponement has caused an essence of arrogance to be expressed for wanting to kill Claudius during sin. And not killing Claudius when he was in the middle of praying showed hesitation when Hamlet had all the means to end the life of his uncle.“Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.” (V,I,12). This quote was said by Hamlet. This quote expresses his arrogance of wanting the lost love his father and anger of losing him to his Uncle. Hamlet believes that killing Claudius for his crimes will in fact make Hamlet avenge his father, but he continues to postpone the matter. “How all occasions do inform against me, and spur my dull revenge! … I do not know why yet I live to say this things to do; sith I have cause and will and strength and means to do’t.” (VI.vi,31). This quote was said by Hamlet. This quote expresses his hesitation of avenging his father's death by killing Claudius. Hamlet says this because he has all the strength and means to kill Claudius but has held back from doing so. His father’s ghost had to appear to Hamlet for a second time because Hamlet did not kill Claudius when he had the perfect chance to strike but held back from doing so. Hamlet’s fatal flaw caused himself, his mother, Ophelia, and the kingdom to perish. Hamlet’s fatal flaw did not just cause the end of his own life, but the life of all that he has come to love and
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