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Family Ties In the famous story from William Shakespeare Hamlet Prince of Denmark battles of who is right and who is wrong are fought between people and also in the minds of some of the characters There are many conflicts that could be written about but the one that really sticks out in my mind is the battle between Hamlet and Claudius Although they were born into royalty and came from the same bloodline they were two totally different men who seemed to execute actions in many different ways The childhood of Claudius is not to be known to the reader of the play but one would think that he was the younger of the two brothers of a royal family Maybe not having much attention paid to him as a small boy he grew to become very jealous of his older sibling His jealousy showed during his adulthood to the point that he became a sneaky man that would do anything to gain what was not given to him through the family inheritance He was so into wanting to be in charge he committed cold-blooded murder to gain the position of king After he killed King Hamlet his conscious would not let him repent for what he had done He went through life without any remorse for the way that he lived and for what he had done to others His feelings were so shallow that he married the widowed queen within two months after the passing of the king Greed seemed to be the way of life for Claudius because everything that he had done and all the decisions that he had made for Denmark were only for his interest Claudius was like a small child that had just gotten caught with his hand in the cookie jar when Hamlet brought up his fathers death His look when the kings name was brought up was that of a stern concerned and distraught
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