Laziness and procrastination seem to go hand in hand and often procrastination is caused by us simply being lazy. He swears his revenge will be quick, however, this is not the case. It appears as Hamlet is shaming his mother for her lust. Also as he is not given the chance to think things through to the extent he usually does to second guess these acceptance thoughts and thus kills Claudius. Hamlet continuously thinks through his actions very carefully before acting upon them. Hamlets Procrastination led to this because his emotions are being built up so, that when he hears the slightest thing that may be Claudius, he reacts in a violent way.
For example, if a student is seeking a degree in psychology and has an assignment due, he or she might forgo shopping to complete that assignment. Bevington, 299 While arguable in the beginning of the play, this theory becomes invalid because Hamlet had more opportunities after his overhearing King Claudius direct confession. Not only did it make a suspenseful and dramatic play that captures the attention of an audience but it also gives away to what kind of character William Shakespeare wants to create for his young tragic hero, Prince Hamlet. In addition, he feels no remorse at the deaths of Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. And ask this question from himself, because in one hand he knows that if he kill Claudius, his companions will kill him, in other hand his father's ghost appears to him and ask him to kill Claudius. Some relate his delay to his high intellect and over analysis of the situation; others declare his lack of courage caused his inaction. Therefore, Hamlet needs to find out if Claudius really is the murderer of the king.
It makes him think that maybe his uncle and his mother had an affair before King Hamlet died. Since his father asked him, he finds it his duty to do as he says. He is not only surrounded by courtiers, but also strongly protected by his Swiss bodyguards. It can have beneficial impact on how you take pressure, or how well you can act when time is limited. Hamlet becomes enraged because he knows the truth now. Hamlet was a very intelligent person, he knew literature, art, he wrote poems, and he knew the rules of the stage actions. Hamlet would also risk moral estrangement if he kills Claudius.
Info Copyright © 1998-2014 , All Rights Reserved. . Even though the tragedy takes several months, it was the period of a real transformation from a boy to a hero, who never faced with the dark size of life before. Although Hamlet does not wish to take action, he feels obliged to. He is also very jealous of her relationship with Claudius. A school of thought not often considered is why the reader feels he must obey his father. Corruption is a spiritual or moral state of mind that is not ideal, driving the host to commit awful deeds to themselves or others.
Many critics use this for evidence that Hamlet delays in the murder of his uncle until he has verification that the ghost is not a demon. Also, Hamlet must confront the fact that his mother, whom he loves, fell in love with a nefarious man. At this point, everyone is starting to recognize that there is truly something wrong with Hamlet. This caustic meeting with leaves him torn. After this visitation however, many critics proclaim Hamlet procrastinates action for various reasons. Hamlet's continued procrastination is aggravating and maddening. The Heart of Hamlet, The Play Shakespeare Wrote.
Hamlet is too occupied with his sadness to deal with anything else. Presently, his procrastination has not begun. This shows how determined Laertes is to get revenge on Hamlet for killing Polonius. Harold Goddard takes a different viewpoint concerning the spur-of-the moment killings of Polonius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern. For moral reasons, Hamlet could not kill Claudius when he had the chance. He says that his father used to treat her like she was everything and she degraded herself by marrying someone whom treats her as if she was nothing.
After the Mousetrap succeeds, Hamlet is presented with a golden opportunity to kill a vulnerable, praying Claudius. Hamlet considers himself a man of intellect. If Hamlet did not procrastinate, he would have, probably saved the lives of the people he loved. While most authors give their protagonists an overbearing tragic flaw to balance their talents, Hamlet lacks a unique and strong tragic flaw because he has no amazing talents to balance out. In this soliloquy, Hamlet is on the verge of suicide. Fortinbras claims that Hamlet would have been a great king, but the question is why would Fortinbras make a claim to this statement? Faustus ignores Mephistopheles warning, due to his egotistical nature.
Instead, Hamlet constantly thinks of what to do, decides to do it, then second-guesses himself. Hamlet thinks the men of the court act like fools. The main, and, most often, the only flaw that has been attributed to Hamlet is his delay. Understanding Hamlet's procrastination is essential for readers to appreciate Hamlet as a tragic hero. Murder is the ultimate crime, and Claudius cannot go unpunished for killing the king. Perhaps the best way for you to fully grasp the concept of procrastination is to watch this youtube video by charlieissocoollike: There is a whole other school of thought out there however and this is the camp I fall into.
His aim is not to kill the King and get the throne. It makes him think that maybe his uncle and his mother had an affair before King Hamlet died. Shakespeare's Hamlet is an unwilling avenger. According to Joseph Ferrari, a Professor of psychology at DePaul University, states that twenty percent of people realize they are chronic procrastinators which is a lifestyle to them. The proof of this is in the last scene when he orders Horatio to let everyone know the truth, and what went on in the kingdom in the last two months. For these reasons, Hamlet may suffer a psychological estrangement from his mother. At this time the Ghost reveals the secret of his father's murder and imposes upon him the duty of revenge of which he is incapable.