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Hamlet Essay To die would be to abandon this garden suffocated by weeds To take ones life is to alleviate turmoil from the heart Although extremely tempting Hamlet cannot therefore will not commit suicide For he believes God had fixed his canon gainst self-slaughter line 131-132 p166 With this in his mind he drags his burden deeper and deeper into a pit of agony Inflicted upon him were the excruciatingly painful blows of his fathers death and the incestuous marriage of his mother and uncle Hamlet held his father with high esteem calling him an excellent king and Hyperion He resents his more than kin and less than kind line 65 p165 stepfather exclaiming So excellent a king that was to this Hyperion to a satyr line 139-140 p 166 He not only shows resentment towards his uncle Claudius but is also beset with anguish over his mothers hasty marriage crying out She married O most wicked speed to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets It is not nor it cannot come to good But break my heart line 166-169 p167 Then the spirit of King Hamlet visits Elsinor to reveal to his son the serpent that did sting thy fathers life now wears his crown lines 39-40 p172 The spirit asks If thou didst ever the dear father love revenge his foul and most unnatural murder Hamlet must avenge his fathers unnatural and horrible death He swears to revenge but delays his vengeance missing opportunities one right after the other In the Shakespearean play Hamlet the conflict comes from Hamlets Christian and moral beliefs and his need to avenge his fathers murder Instead of storming into Claudius room to kill him after hearing what the ghost revealed Hamlet must discover first-hand whether or not the ghost is telling the truth of who he is and if his story is factual He says The spirit that
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