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Tragedy of Inaction Shakespeares Hamlet is a tragedy based upon the procrastination of the main character Hamlets hesitance to perform the morbid deed of killing his stepfatheruncle is caused by his good nature and honesty This immoral act exemplifies everything evil and corrupt all of which Hamlet is ignorant of and against Hamlet is a tragedy of inaction because of his protagonistic approach on seeking revenge against Claudius The first example of Hamlets procrastination can be seen in Act I scene v In this scene the ghost of Hamlets father appears and relates the story of his murder He demands his son to revenge his death by killing his uncle Revenge my foul and most unnatural murderIv25 Upon hearing this the virtuous boy is immediately overtaken with anger and swears to uphold his fathers wish Hamlets flaw of integrity causes him to tell his friends what the ghost spoke of and to force their devotion on not uttering a word of what they know Swear by my swordNever to speak of this that you have heardIv153-154 Hamlets insistence on the reiteration of the promise portrays his own doubt of the morality of the situation into which he has sworn himself As the play continues Hamlets procrastination grows To Hamlet the reality of his delay is shadowed by his belief that eventually his task will be completed After setting up a play that mirrors the real-life tragedy of his father Hamlet is volitional upon following through with the deed He is delayed by the intrusion of his mothers calling whom he runs to without a second thought Then I will come to my mother by and byIIIii391 The fact that Hamlet allows himself to be so easily withdrawn from the situation portrays the procastinator re-emerging The turning point of the play occurs in Act III scene iii Claudius admits his guilt and involvement in the murder while praying Upon Hamlets entrance and
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