I'll have grounds More relative than this. We know of Claudius's drinking on two occasions only: 1 when he carouses in honor of Hamlet's decision to remain at Elsinore; 2 during the duel between Hamlet and Laertes. The reader is also shown later in the story that Claudius is not even sorry for killing his brother. . As people get older, they are going have ups and downs with their parents. Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent.
The bloody, proud, fight until you die kind of King. The ghost does not make such a charge. Just the fact that you are there or that you are saying a prayer is not enough, you have to mean it, otherwise it is just a waste of your time. Hamlet is emotionally unstable, a pessimist and has a history of madness. Policy, perhaps; even cowardice; yet what would he gain by confessing all to Gertrude? See Schmidt's Lexicon and Barlett's Concordance.
But under the hereditary system Hamlet is absolutely sure of his crown. Adultery and assassination usher it in, a ghost begins it, there are one case of real insanity and one of supposed insanity, we have one case of suicide, one of attempted assassination, one of riot and attempted assassination, two instances of avowed revenge, two murders off stage, and five deaths on the stage, four of which occur with in five minutes of one another, and the whole ends with the conquest of the country by a foreign army. If he considered it such, it would be difficult not to think that his heart would be as chilled by the thought of so awful a crime. The first, and most disastrous one, would be the Queen's marriage to her brother-in-law only two months after. God didn't create us with such a huge power of thought and a divine capacity for reason in order for us not to use them. Hamlet's denunciations of his uncle are those of the ghost, but we can as conveniently confine ourselves to the one as to the other.
As between the bluff Hamlet and the Italianate Claudius did he feel that he, Claudius, was the man born to be king? And it seems to me that while the sincerity and depth of the queen's attachment to Claudius is indubitable, surviving as it does the most fearful sorrows to sink at last, strangely enough, in a storm of accident and revelation in which Gertrude alone never finds out the truth, the attachment of Claudius to Gertrude is another matter. Hence, the guilt of the act is not hers, but Claudius', and his guilt arises, not from the marriage but from the murder that is the cause of the marriage. It is because Hamlet is the incarnation of that reparation which he dare not publicly make. The king is also shown to be lenient and caring for his subjects. Father Blackmore believes that Hamlet was a good Catholic. Hamlet would have been an exceptional king because of his character and his willingness to sacrifice for his country.
He is strong enough to keep the secret to himself. He, and he alone, has done the murder. He needs to be able to think and evaluate situations that would make him one step ahead of his opponents. Stripped of all their abusive language and Hamlet is the only foul-mouthed person in the play , we find the charges against Claudius amount to these: 1 He is ill-looking. And last and most curious of all, there is no tribunal to which he can appeal. If their love has in it something fine and good, it will prove like all great passions to have extenuation in it, or at any rate, the spectator will be more ready to pity than to condemn.
Second, Protestants don't officially believe in the doctrine of Purgatory and Hamlet is a Protestant. He is more nearly certain of it than he was under his father. On one hand, as Hamlet was still in mourning to his father, he expected his mother, the queen, to feel the same way and mourn with him to the great man. But Hamlet suddenly exhibits a strange and iron resolve, a bitter determination to treat Claudius as an enemy. Royal conspirators like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth continually turn back to their common crimes as cardinal points in their policy, but the only point to which Gertrude and Claudius together revert is their love-relationship. He is uncertain about himself and doubtful of people.
Where has it come from? He would not attempt to plunder any other kingdom, nor would he permit any other to plunder him. Hamlet can be considered as an intellectual, too; he reads lots of books and understands events. Hamlet - The Prince of Denmark, the title character, and the protagonist. And wouldn't I be damned if I let this monster live to do more harm? Hamlet tells Gertrude that Claudius stole the crown, but he does not say or imply that it was stolen from him, Hamlet. Father Blackmore prints these ae though they were all one passage. And when he does act, he seems to do so rashly, even bloodthirstily: he appears to have killed Polonius in cold blood do you really expect me to believe you thought that voice behind the arras was the guy you passed on the way here? William Shakespeare has become the most famous playwright of all time, one of his well-known plays would be Hamlet.
There is also the fact that Hamlet was a very different person than his father was. Has not young Hamlet, in the actual situation, become suspicious in less than a month? He is respected by his nation. In order for Hamlet to plan ahead and outsmart Claudius, he has to use his intelligence. He will play off the son of one murdered man against the son of another murdered man; the one shall be ostensibly in the wrong, the other ostensibly seeking justice. What is the best political morality? The name of the father in both earlier versions was Horvendil, and only the son was Hamlet. My crown, mine own ambition and my queen.
Other characters may see the ghost the castle guards and Horatio, for example , but Hamlet's the only one who has a dialogue with it. Why should he arouse Hamlet's suspicions when a little delay would serve to allay them? He has a harsh judgement of character that lacks mercy and empathy. Claudius has murdered his brother, his mistress' husband. She will be, besides, in torments of conscience which he can not control. He just needed time to cope with his father's death. Our pity goes out to her. The offense can not be palliated, can not be extenuated.