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Hamlets Indecision

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Darnel Rogers

on 24 July 2014

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Transcript of Hamlets Indecision

Who is Hamlet?
Hamlet is the main character of Shakespeares play Hamlet. He stars as a young man who recently lost his father in a trecherous plot made by his uncle to kill the king
Hamlet is a very consious being who thinks on his action before he does it
He is also very smart, so smart in fact that he was able to concoct a plan to trap the kings conciencs with a play.
Hamlet is a religious believer his ability to believe allowed him to see his fathers ghost
Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God!How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! Fie on ’t, ah fie! 'Tis an unweeded garden That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature
This quote explains hamlets reason for not doing suicide his radical belief of religion makes him fear the wrath of the everlasting, and the possibility of hell.
Hamlet should I stay or should I go?
Why is Hamlet Indecisive?
The Reason for hamlets indecisiveness was his curious belief in the after life because his belief in the after life was automatically able to believe his father’s ghost could exist, but his other beliefs also kept him from getting revenge and killing claudious because he was afraid his soul wouldn’t get a great afterlife when hamelt met his fathers.

Examples of Hamlets Indecisiveness
Over Analysis of Sucide: To be, or not to be, that is the question
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end to them. To die--to sleep, No more; and by a sleep to say we end.

Reasons cont.
Hamlet had a chance to kill Claudious he refused because he was afraid that claudious when praying would be sent to heaven.

Hamlet was a melancholic and therefore was too intellectual to kill his uncle. In other words, basic sanity keeps him from killing Claudius. In society we are taught that those who commit murder are sick or insane. However, Hamlet's society believes the son of a murdered noble is responsible
for avenging his father.

This quote explains hamlets internal struggle with life and death. whether he should live on only to suffer or take charge and end his miserable life. Because of his conflictive personality Hamlet is always questioning his decision which always cause hime to be inactive.
2nd Example
"The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That I ever was born to set it right."
Hamlet has planned out to kill the king after his father's ghost told him to. He begins to rethink what he was sure before. He starts thinking that he does not want to kill him and questions how he got stuck with doing it. Then he begins to over think it and realize the severity of killing someone.

This quote illustrates the theme of inaction/action in a case where Hamlet acted to quickly and rushed his plans. He intended to kill the king and decided to strike his sword through the drapery. Hamlet did not know it was the king behind the drapery and foolishly does not look behind it or move it out of the way. This is a situation where Hamlet acted to quickly without planning or thinking his thoughts through.
"How now? A rat? Dead, for a ducat, dead!"
“I am pigeon livered and lack gall”

This quote is said by Hamlet. It shows that he doesn't have the capacity to seek revenge. This quote shows Hamlet's lack of action because he thinks that revenge is in order but at this time he doesn't have the capacity to seek revenge.
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