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Overruling Forces in Hamlet

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Overruling Forces   in Hamlet                 April 27th, 09                                                 Clay Fulton

Hamlet is an extraordinary play that is known throughout the globe. It is reenacted and redone countless times. The character Hamlet is known to delay throughout the play. This is from the overruling forces around him that seem to persuade his mentality to be an introvert.   Hamlet was going to act when Ophelia, Polonius, and King Claudius had thought he was mad. King Claudius was the only one who did not believe his madness, he was not convinced. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern had convinced Hamlet to delay his course of action by revealing that Claudius was curious about Hamlets madness. Laertes dueling Hamlet stops Hamlet from killing his uncle Claudius. Other individual’s motives had ceased Hamlet from initiating his plan into action.

The Ghost is the source for Hamlet to begin his revenge. “I am thy father’s spirit” meaning that it is in fact, Hamlets father, or a demon from hell.   It appears to be Old Hamlet who convinces Hamlet to seek revenge against Claudius for taking his life, and his wife. Hamlet tells Marcellus and Horatio to never speak of this night.   Once Hamlet has found a motive, his childhood friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern return to Elsinore. They are spies for the King. Hamlet sees through their hollowness and figures out what they are attempting to find out. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are too straightforward and novice to persuade Hamlet into revealing his plan and the cause to his madness, but they do bring Hamlet caution and make him cease his plan to murder Claudius because of what they bring to the table. “To visit you, my lord; no other occasion” Hamlet knows that this is a complete and utter lie, and he then figures out what they are really talking to him for. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern make Hamlet see that Claudius has become suspicious and demands to know why Hamlet is acting strangely. Hamlet has now...


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