scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,959
Hamlet is continuously wanting to do something but does nothing He is forced to make decisions based on his moral and religious beliefs Hamlet is as little of the hero as a man can be He is incapable of action and is only hurried into extremities on the spur of the occasion when he has no time to reflect At other times when he is bound to act he remains puzzled undecided and skeptical He dallies with his purposes until the occasion is lost Hamlets first scene with his mother reveals a weakness other than his fathers death The quote I have that within which passeth show These but the trappings and the suits of woe is used by Hamlet to mock his mother for her lack of grief for his father her dead husband At this point in the speech Hamlet may merely mean that his grief for his father is genuine but may also mean that he has some sort of feeling that can not be shown by his black clothing and cloudy face These feelings that may very well be hidden from his own conscious are a truth to his indecisiveness on anything he attempts Indecision in a man or woman for that matter is a strong symbol of hisher lack of perception Hamlet says that the King is My fathers brother but no more like my father Than I to Hercules This comment made by Hamlet makes it appear that he does not consider himself particularly strong or heroic If one does not have confidence in his own self how can any other person have confidence in him At one point in the play Hamlet makes the quote O what a rogue and peasant slave am I There are two points to this quote One being that Hamlet blames himself for lack of passion If one is to be strong and carry through his ideas he must contain the passion
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA