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Hamlet a play of rationalization vicious deceit and stinging vengeance develops Hamlet as a main character These specific traits are carried out in the play by the character Hamlet himself Procrastination is one of Hamlets undesirable characteristics Hamlet seeks revenge when Claudius kills Hamlets own father the king Hamlets reasons for the delay in seeking revenge for his father are his moral reasons and his need to be a rational being For moral reasons Hamlet could not kill Claudius when he had the chance The act of taking someones life regardless of the reasoning goes strictly against any moral code of behavior Murder is the ultimate crime and Claudius cannot go unpunished for killing the king Hamlet blames Claudiuss lack of action on his conscience when he says Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is slicked oer with the pale cast of thought 3183-85 When Claudius was all alone in the chapel Hamlet finally had the audacity to kill Claudius However Hamlet believes that if he kills Claudius while he is praying then Claudius will surely go to heaven Therefore Hamlet says To take him in the purging of his soul When he is fit and seasoned for his passage 3385-86 and decides to wait until a more suitable time Thoughts develop and reveal Hamlet as a character in the play On several occasions Hamlet makes the decision to kill his uncle but then convinces himself otherwise Hamlet continuously thinks through his actions very carefully before acting upon them It is possible that the ghost that appeared to Hamlet in Act I was the devil trying to get him to sin Therefore Hamlet needs to find out if Claudius really is the murderer of the king That line of thinking brings about the plot to have Claudius confess without words to the murder of the king During the play Claudius says Give me some light Away
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