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Consequences of Love in Hamlet Essay


When Young Hamlet was informed his father had been killed, he was never the same. Since King Hamlet is no longer living, was Young Hamlet supposed to become king? . Surprising to Young Hamlets mother (the Queen) had quickly fallen in love with her brother-in-law and they were soon married. Now, the throne had been given to Claudius. Everything seemed so odd ever since Claudius became King. Young Hamlet was still distraught and no one cared for him. Two guards rushed to Hamlet and informed him that they had seen his father. When Hamlet was brought to the same spot, the ghost of his father had explained to him how he really died. After Hamlet learned the true story he went mad but there were several other factors attributing to him dying besides revenge.

King Hamlet was murdered by his own brother. Hamlet mourned the death of his father for quite some time. After two months had gone by his mother could not understand why he was acting is such a strange way. Hamlet responded by telling the Queen how he does not agree with his mother marrying the new King of Denmark two months after his fathers death (Act 1, scene 2.) This was the beginning of Hamlets madness.

Ophelia the daughter of Polonius was madly in love with Hamlet. Her father insisted that he was in love as well. Ophelias brother tried to warn her but she did not listen. Hamlets odd behavior from knowing how his father really died is convinced by Polonius that he is madly in love with his daughter and she rejected him. King Claudius is soon informed of Hamlets odd behavior and the Queen herself explains to him what is truly upsetting Hamlet. King Claudius feels, Hamlet should travel to England to escape the madness but he is now thinking Ophelia is spying on him.

The play of the king and queen showed the people the real reason how King Hamlet was killed. Claudius was horrified meanwhile Hamlet enjoyed every minute of it. (Act III, scene 2.). King Claudius knew Hamlet knew the whole truth so he wanted his people to spy on him. When the Queen tried to scold Hamlet for his actions, he changed the subject onto her and made her feel as if her life was in danger. It seemed that Hamlet was in shock his own mother had betrayed her husband. When she had started to scream and it had frightened Polonius, Hamlet thought Polonius was the King and killed him with his sword.

Hamlets outrages were rapidly escalating. Hamlet shocked by the murder he had accidentally committed scared him, knowing he is Ophelias father. When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern talked to Hamlet to see where Polonius body had been placed he refused to tell them. King Claudius sent Hamlet away for his safety but planned for his murder after Hamlet had left. After Hamlet had killed Polonius, Ophelia never recovered from her fathers death. She had now gone mad. Ophelia started to sing to the Queen, (Act IV, scene 5.) She eventually committees suicide while Hamlet has no idea since he is in England. After he sees that the grave has been made for Ophelia he says, I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum. (Act V, Scene 1)

Laertes and Hamlet fight and the King had planned for Hamlet to be killed by drinking poisonous wine. When Hamlet declines the drink, the Queen drinks the wine and dies in front of them. Hamlet injured Laertes with the poison sword and dies after the Queen. Hamlet and the King are the only ones left alive. Hamlet makes the King drink the wine and he eventually dies.

Hamlets emotions got the best of him that led to his death. Ophelia, Polonius and the Queen all had important parts to the reasoning of Hamlet deciding to give up. Denmark fell rapidly since there was the one else behind Hamlet to take over. The causes were evident of the outcome of the play, which in the case Hamlet took revenge on the King.

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