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In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare the main hero Hamlet is a tragic character The tragism of the situation is going through the whole poem and even every phrase is fulfilled with the tragedy Prince Hamlet has a meeting with the dead ghost of his father King Hamlet King Hamlets ghost reveals to his son his murder by his brother Claudius Hamlet is informed by his father that he needs to be avenged by the death of his brother Claudius By this time Claudius has already ascended the throne and married Hamlets mother Queen Gertrude Hamlet decides to take a passive approach to avenge his father Hamlet first decides to act abnormal which does not accomplish much besides warning his uncle that he might know he killed his father Later in the play a troop of actors come to act out a play and Hamlet has them reenact the murder of is father in front of his uncle Claudius The actors murder scene also make Hamlet question himself about the fact that he has done nothing yet to avenge his father Hamlet says But am I Pigeon-livered and lack gall To make oppression bitter or ere this I should ha fatted all the region kites With this slaves offal Bloody bawdy villain Act II scene 2 page 84 line 577- 580 During the play Hamlet watches is uncle Claudius to see his reaction when the actors perform the murder scene Hamlet plan works his uncle throws a fit and runs out the room where Hamlet goes after him When Hamlet catches up to his uncle his uncle is kneeling down praying and Hamlet pulls out his sword and gets ready to kill him But all the sudden Hamlet changes his mind because if he kills his uncle while hes praying he will go to heaven and Hamlet wants him to go
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