the drink, the drink!—O my dear Hamlet!—

Revenge is the initial motivation for Hamlet's transformation into anger and madness.
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20. Why could Denmark order the English King to kill Hamlet?

This was rehearsed, and Claudiusis taking advantage of the opportunity to look reasonable,especially because he is about to deal with Hamlet, who wants to returnto college.Claudius calls Hamlet "cousin" (i.e., close relative) and "son"(stepson), and asks why he is still sad.

From an external view Hamlet appears insane, whether or not he is insane is left ambiguous.
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Hamlet is also insufficiently "caring" toward Ophelia.

However, not only is she the mother to the tragic hero Hamlet, she is also widow to his laid father, King Hamlet Senior, and also newly wed to Hamlets uncle, Claudius....

In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, this is the unfortunate tragedy the Prince of Denmark faces.
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Through Hamlet’s soliloquies, one may notice that his reluctance to take actions that involve death can be attributed to his fear of the unknown and his uncertainty in regards to afterlife.

All this situations illustrate why Hamlet?s antic disposition was a bad plan.
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SparkNotes: Hamlet: Important Quotations Explained

The nonsense about Hamlet being "unable to make up his mind"begins with his own speeches after hearing the Player King'sspeech on Hecuba (he berates himself for hesitating), and especially after talking to Fortinbras's soldier("thinking too precisely on the event" -- i.e., people whoobsess a lot are the ones who do the least).

No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet: Act 1, Scene 2

Now, when Hamlet expresses regrets that he's not completed his revenge, he compares himself unfavorably to the PlayerKing (who has just recited a ridiculous, bombastic speech)and to Fortinbras (who is getting thousands of people killed forno good reason at all -- I first became interested in Shakespeareduring the Vietnam war).

Enjoying "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare

Claudius,who Hamlet considers a very bad man, shows us his true mindtwice, and we see a struggle between his hunger for divine grace and his need to keep his wife's love.The morality plays that preceded Shakespeare showed examplesof good and bad people, and heroes that had a clear choice andmade it.

Why is Hamlet important? - Quora

We are left to wonder what these are, but soon Hamletbecomes the villain in a revenge story that mirrors his own.Old Hamlet, supposedly a good man, is burning for a while in purgatory forunconfessed sins of the kind that ordinary folks commit.

No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet: Act 2, Scene 2, Page 4

Shakespeare offers no pat answer,only Hamlet's courage and dignity in accepting the humancondition, saying "No!" tocorruption, and in meeting his own task and his own death.In the "noir" genre of hard-boiled detective fiction,the hero gradually learns about both public and privatecorruption.