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Did Hamlet Cause His Own Death Hamlets unfortunate death is caused by numerous reasons many of which are his own fault Despite Hamlets fatal ending by the mysterious Claudius and deceiving Laertes there are steps leading to Hamlets final moment that could have been easily avoided But unfortunately they are unavoidable because of Hamlets unique and complex personality Hamlets main flaw in life is over thinking He tends to ponder about every possible outcome of each scenario that he faces in life It seems that many are aware of Hamlets excess of thought Horatio accurately observes Hamlet Twere to consider too curiously to consider so 51212-213 Hamlet over thinks for many reasons He wants to make sure that whatever decision he makes is the right one in his mind He wants to assure this because one wrong move has proven to change everything Hamlet also considers every possible outcome of a situation This is done to insure the right solution to the problem It can also be said that Hamlet is a what ifer in that he might ask himself What if I do this or What if I do that By doing so he creates more and more possibilities in his mind When given the opportunity to take action he doesnt But rather he thinks and then convinces himself of why not to take that action Hamlets faith is another cause of his death his faith in old King Hamlets ghost in himself and in religion When Horatio Marcellus and Barnardo describe the ghosts appearances to Hamlet Hamlet has the idea that his father might possibly be alive But throughout the play he realizes that the apparition is his fathers ghost and soul rather than his father This is significant because it allows Hamlet to have a different perspective on death The ghost is a metaphor for not necessarily becoming just food for creepy-crawly creatures when one passes
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