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What is it about an individual that makes them produce such flaws that contribute to their own self-destruction In Shakespeares Hamlet Hamlet has numerous flaws which he fails to overcome Hamlets self-created troubles contribute to his downfall Hamlet torments people as an escape from his emotional pain His anger elevates and produces sarcasm Hamlet flees from his problems in fearful ways Hamlet is manipulative thus tormenting people surrounding him For example he tells Ophelia Get thee to a nunnery III i Hamlet is well aware of his sins and wants nothing to do with becoming a breeder of sinners Excruciating Ophelia makes him feel superior to her Further during the The Murder of Gonzago the King request Give me some light Away III ii He has pricked the Kings conscience by having actors rehearse the events of his fathers death He succeeds in agonizing the King while also providing proof of his guilt The Queen illustrates These words like dagger enter in my ears III iv The Queen feels guilt-stricken The Prince doesnt encourage her penitence rather he continues ranting her sin Enter pain and anguish leads to Hamlets tormenting ways Sarcasm and blunt rudeness is often exploited by Hamlet For instance Hamlet implies to Polonius Conception is a blessing but as your daughter may conceive friend look to t II iiThe Prince is inadvertent to Polonius feelings The Prince uses his knowledge about how wary Polonius is regarding his daughters chastity yet sarcastically implies this statement to hurt him In addition Claudius asked where Polonius was and Hamlet responded If you messenger find him not there seek him i th other place yourself IV iii Hamlets corroborates his rudeness toward the authority He is efficiently and effectively telling the King to go to hell He inscribes to the King High and mighty and Kingly eyes IV Vii Hamlet despises the King in every possible way This demonstrates the anxiety between
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