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The plays of William Shakespeare show his characters being victimized by flaws As in other plays such as Macbeth and Macbeths out of control ambition the play of Hamlet shares much of the same light Within the complex storyline of character relationships these flaws can be easily withdrawn from various if not all of the characters found in Hamlet The flaws of characters such as Hamlet and Claudius arguably but ultimately lead to their eventual downfall Whether it is being obsessive clever manipulative or bitter the deaths of these two contrasting yet vastly similar characters are inevitable Gertrudes frail personality and her apparent unfaithfulness lead to her indirect death As littler or as large as these flaws may appear to be certain death becomes the result of them all Shakespeare is well known for his complex evil villains In most cases these villains lack the simple clarity of absolute evil Claudius is a perfect example of this At first the new King is introduced to the reader as a charming powerful gentleman Eventually his clever manipulative murderous side is revealed through various encounters with characters throughout the play One of which involves Laertes After losing his father Polonius and his sister Ophelia Laertes is infuriated The clever Claudius recognizes this and immediately goes to work in manipulating Laertes to coincide with him in the slaying of Hamlet Under the moon can save the thing for death that is but scratchd withal Ill touch my point with this congtagion that if I gall him slightly it may be death 47145-148 Laertes speaks of the pre-meditated place induced into his frivolous mind by Claudius After receiving word that Hamlet has been accusing him for the murder of King Hamlet Claudius acts swiftly and cleverly by sending Hamlet away And he to England shall along with you 334 In the end however King Claudiuss manipulative ways catch up to him His wife drinks from the poison filled cup
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