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William Shakespeare has shown how Hamlets nature was largely responsible for his difficulties The three main traits that are responsible for his difficulties are Hamlets tendency to think to much his impulsiveness and his stubbornness Although two of these traits do contradict each other Hamlet is able to show each one specifically in different scenes of the play This clash of traits makes Hamlet a very complex character and causes Hamlet many problems Hamlets indecisive nature combined with him thinking to much to over thinking at crucial turning point in the play Hamlet refrains from making decisions himself and often relies on another loyal friend or some factual evidence before acting When Hamlet has the opportunity to kill King Claudius neither the conversation with the ghost nor the evidence from the play about the murder of King Claudius gives Hamlet enough information to overcome his tendency to think to much First it is necessary to understand what evidence Hamlet had about who killed his father then it is possible to understand how Hamlets nature rather than his situation is largely responsible for his difficulties The first piece of evidence is during the conversation Hamlet has with his fathers ghost During the conversation the ghost tells Hamlet that Claudius is responsible for his murder The serpent that did sting thy fathers life Now wears the crown I v 39-40 However as the play continues Hamlet begins to doubt the validity of the ghosts statement Hamlet feels as though another form of information would be necessary to be certain of his fathers murderer and thinks that a plays the thing Wherein Ill catch the conscience of the king II ii 603-4 The second clue of King Hamlets murderer happened during the play within a play scene or the Murder of Gonzago scene Here Hamlet becomes very bothered when his Uncle Claudius yells Give me some lights Away III ii 264 Claudius yells this when Lucianus
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