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Revenge Hamlets Motivator A perfect picture a King and Queen in love an intelligent son worthy of becoming King and a happy Nation content with their rulers It seems nothing could go wrong until a tragedy occurs within the castle walls This tragedy is so extreme that it breaks the whole royal family apart and causes the young prince to go mad Or does it We begin Shakespeares Hamlet after the tragedy has occurred King Hamlet was the ruler of Denmark and the father of Hamlet As the king was taking a nap in the garden his brother Claudius poured poison in his ear After King Hamlet died Claudius became king Im not totally sure why young Hamlet did not become the king but I think it was because he was a little too young This is where Hamlet begins After his fathers death Hamlet dresses in black all the time and is very depressed He is not only upset about his fathers death but he is also disappointed in his mother Queen Gertrude goes through almost no mourning period for her husband and quickly marries Claudius While Hamlet mourns Horatio leads him to a ghost that keeps appearing outside the castle This ghost seems to be his father and it tells Hamlet that his death had in fact been murder and that the new King of Denmark was the murderer The serpent that did sting thy fathers life now wears his crown Iv38-39 Astonished by this news Hamlet swears vengeance for his fathers death Hamlet is a very smart person We learn at the beginning of the play that he is just coming back from a university in Wittenberg Throughout the play all Hamlet wants to do is go back to the university His education causes him to have a questioning attitude which plays a huge role in the whole play Since he is a scholar Hamlet is more likely to think things through
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