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Enclosed in William Shakespeares Hamlet lies the greatest gallery of captivating characters The role of Hamlet Prince of Denmark in particular is considered one of theaters greatest acting challenges as well as an aspect noted for the success of the play Shakespeare focused the tragedy on the deep conflict and complexity within the thoughtful and idealistic Hamlet as he is torn between the demands of his emotions and the hesitant skepticism of his mind Hamlets inconsistency is portrayed throughout the drama in many different forms one being his convenient inability to animate his desires A subsequent aspect of Hamlets antic disposition that is put on trial is his trusting constitution Hamlets character also raises inquiry with his madness and whether or not it is truly authentic insanity or exhaustively a facade These three distinct characteristics create and promote complexity within the persona of Hamlet Hamlet portrays the tendency to incongruously suffer from a lymphatic and inactive temperament wherein he at times lacks the energizing ability to act His tendency to procrastinate and excessive introspectiveness is shown extensively when Hamlet is unable to seek revenge on his uncle Claudius to avenge his fathers murder Hamlet promises that when the Ghost tells the story of the murder his revenge will follow Haste me to knowt that I with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love May sweep to my revenge Iiv29-31 However at the end of the scene he doesnt seem to be in a big hurry he exits saying The time is out of joint O cursed spite That ever I was born to set it right Iiv189 Hamlet continues to prolong the delay of the execution of his revenge because of his inability to act therefore his murderous rage is misdirected into a stream of greatly contrasting impulsive actions Hamlet releases his murderous impulse in a moment of temporary insanity where he loses control and kills the hidden figure
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