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Hamlets Tragic Flaw Hamlets famous soliloquy Hamlet act III scene 1 shows his depth and ability in thinking and shows Shakespeares ability to manipulate language Throughout the play Hamlet stops to think before acting on anything The more he thinks the less he does Therefore thinking led him to doubt which led to inaction Thus conscience does make cowards of us all Hamlets tragic flaw is his inability to act on impulse Stopping to think before acting cost Hamlet numerous opportunities to get revenge He ironically passed up his most obvious opportunity when Claudius was praying in the church He wanted to wait until Claudius was doing something that had no relish of salvation in t We are like Hamlet at times the more we think of doing something the more we find wrong with it Hamlet decided to stay with his troubles in life rather than commit suicide and fly to others he knew nothing of Sometimes we are like that - staying with what we are familiar with rather than making changes we are afraid to think about a decision weve made because we may come to regret it later or change our minds Sometimes when we think about something a long time it almost seems like weve done it so then we dont Hamlet was different the longer he brewed over his fathers murder the angrier and more impassioned toward revenge he became On his journey home to Denmark he thought about revenge and planned to kill Claudius Recognizing he was the victim of a pre-planned duel Hamlet let his anger overcome him Hamlet killed Claudius in an impulsive act thus overcoming his own tragic flaw Hamlet Shakespeare act III scene 1
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