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The level of self-respect that one acquires reflects on how they perceive themselves and respond to injustice The circumstances that they encounter depends on how much self-respect they give themselves credit for and will dictate what actions and decisions they pursue In William Shakespeares play The Tragedy of Hamlet many characters display how self-respect and injustice influences their judgment Outcomes that convinced an individual that they were betrayed may result in rebelling against society and trying to seek the justice that they believe to be warranted When an individuals self-respect is affected by authority figures influencing and convincing them that they do not deserve what is rightfully theirs they may embellish violently and lash out on all peers surrounding them Tis given out that sleeping in my orchard A serpent stung me So the whole ear of Denmark is by a forged process of my death 15 42-44 When Hamlet speaks to the spirit that represents his father the ghost explains to Hamlet what had happened to him His father was sleeping in the garden when he was attacked and poisoned through his ear The ghost of Hamlets father feels he has experienced injustice because his death was not an accident someone had murdered him and he was the king of Denmark The serpent that did sting thy fathers life Now wears his crown 15 46-47 After the ghost explains the incident he revels to Hamlet who had killed him his own brother Claudius Claudius had killed the king married his widow Gertrude and then claimed the thrown Since Claudius had killed his brother and married his wife he had become king which was rightfully Hamlets Knowing that his title of being king and the country being taken away from his power suggests that this is an act on injustice because not only is Hamlet grieving over the loss of his father but his mother is now sleeping with his uncle who took his
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