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Throughout the entire play Hamlet is plagued with obstacles that stand in the way of him completing his goals He has many fatal defects in his character traits like his indecisiveness and tendency to impede action He also acts too recklessly sometimes and is extremely narcissistic These are all struggles that Hamlet attempts to live with while dealing with his countless predicaments When confronted with a problem Hamlet usually acts rashly or does not act at all In times where his impulsive and decisive behaviour is needed he tends to ruminate He evaluates his circumstances too much when he is given time to do so An example of this is during the scene where Hamlet walks in on Claudius kneeling in prayer Hamlet realizes that now a is a-praying he can murder Claudius right at that instant Instead Hamlet slowly talks himself out of killing Claudius wanting to choose a more suitable moment where Claudius is not expressing his repentance to God He thinks that if Claudius has the ability to pray then it means he will go to heaven if he is slain Hamlet is playing God by trying to decide where Claudius will go when he dies this is a definite indication of how corrupt Hamlet has become He does all of this because he wants Claudius to suffer just like his father did so Hamlet decides that he will kill him When he is drunk asleep or in his rage so that Claudius is caught committing a sinful act and will be sent straight to hell In contrast when his thoughtful and pensive manner is most appropriate he takes action immediately His spontaneity and speedy decisions have caused him turmoil and inconveniences instead of resolving his issues A situation where Hamlet proceeds too hastily is when he is chasing the ghost of his father He is so entranced by the spirit that he threatens to make a ghost of his
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