The Assassination Of Claudius's Murder In Hamlet By William Shakespeare

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Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is a dramatic play about Hamlet who must avenge his fathers death by murdering his incestuous uncle, Claudius. Throughout the play Hamlet hesitates avenging his fathers murder in three ways: lack of motivation because of depression, suspicion of the supernatural, and ensuring that Claudius is sent to Hell. Although Hamlet is offered many opportunities throughout the extent of the play, his hesitation causes a lack of these opportunities in avenging his fathers death. Hamlet's first hesitation was brought on by multiple factors regarding his fathers death. Hamlet was obviously saddened due to his fathers untimely death. To make matters worse his uncle, Claudius, has committed incest and married Hamlet's mother, Queen Gertrude. Not only is Gertrude committing incest, but she has also shortened the normal mourning period…show more content…
Claudius is kneeling at the church, praying. “Now I might do it(pat,) now he is a-praying, And now I'll do 't. And so he goes to heaven, And so am I (revenged.)...”(3.3.77-80). Instead of seizing the moment and killing his uncle, he realizes that if he kills his uncle whilst praying, his uncle would be sent to heaven, defeating the purpose of his avenging. Hamlet instead sheathes his sword and proclaims that he will murder Claudius doing a sinful act. Due to Hamlet's first hesitation of being overly depressed, his behavior changes for the worse. Over time, Hamlet becomes mad. This causes him to attract the attention of Claudius. Claudius decides that his madness is because of his love for Ophelia, and wants him to go to England to find some other girl. This causes some complications in Hamlet's plan to kill his uncle. The first being that Hamlet cannot kill Claudius if he's in England; second, he is now being watched by Claudius more closely, closing the window of opportunity to avenge his

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