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Hamlets flaw is that he has a hard time carrying out his plans he does not have the raw passion that enraged Laertes Hamlet took time to think about his actions and the consequences for his plans many times did he think of doing them yet he did not carry out them out Hamlet was not a forgetful evil character but more of a tragic hero The beginning of the play sets out the story and the Ghost of Hamlets late father reveals the truth about his murder to his son He tells Hamlet to avenge his death Hamlets response seems like he has quick plans to carry out his fathers wishing by saying Haste me to knowt that I with winds as swift May sweep to my revenge I v 33-5 Unfortunately Hamlets inability to act on his fathers extortion has him reluctant to kill the King Claudius by the end of that very scene when he says This time is out of joint O cursed spite - that I was ever born to set it right I v 206-7 Here Hamlet is already having doubts and wishing that he wasnt the one that had to carry out the revenge for his father Obviously Hamlet has real problems when it comes down to dealing with things As the play goes on Hamlet still has not done a thing to avenge his father In Act II Scene 2 Hamlet decides that before he can avenge his fathers death he must make sure that the Ghost was telling the truth This simply gives Hamlet more excuse to procrastinate Hamlets play is a parody of the way Claudius killed the previous king and took his wife When the play is seen by Claudius Claudius becomes outraged and ends the play Hamlet knows now that Claudius is guilty He justifies this inaction by saying The spirit I have seen - May be the devil
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