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In Shakespeares Hamlet Hamlet the main character displays a very indecisive and uncertain demeanor throughout Hamlet This recurrent behavior is displayed when Hamlet first encounters the Ghost of his father to learn that Hamlets Uncle the King killed Hamlets Father also in Shakespeares most prolific monologue of Hamlet and lastly when Hamlet stabs one of the Kings confidants Polonius Hamlets wavering decision making as well as his uncertainty in everything leads to Hamlets apparent insanity although he is not completely insane just to a certain degree that allows him to be somewhat sane Hamlet first shows an uncertain and indecisive demeanor when he first converses with the Ghost of his Father The Ghost informs Hamlet of what has really happened to his Father in regards to his death This comes as a shock to Hamlet even though he had a sneaking suspicion that something didnt play out right O my prophetic soul My uncle p59 l48 Hamlet knew it was possible all along this did however help to reassure it Hamlet was uncertain all along about his Fathers real death and even after confronting the Ghost he remains very indecisive as to what he should do Soon after Hamlet finds himself in quite a dilemma he is not sure whether it is pertinent to live anymore In the conditions of his life Hamlet even demonstrates extremes of indecisiveness and uncertainty in issues as important as his own life To be or not to be That is the question Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer The sling and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them p127 ll64-68 Although this is probably the most Shakespearean clicheacute it is a wonderful example of Hamlets quintessential questioning of his uncertainty and indecisiveness he cant decide if he should even live Lastly in Act 3 of Hamlet Hamlet stabs Polonius without even being able to see his
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