Hamlet Essay | The Character Flaws of Hamlet

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The Character Flaws of Hamlet

Summary: In William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Hamlet has many flaws that hold him back from seeking revenge for his father's death. Hamlet has overbearing pride, is preoccupied with his mother, and becomes rash under pressure.
"My inky cloak, (good) mother, nor customary suits of solemn black." (I, II, 80-81.) As Hamlet says this his melancholic attitude shows, which is only one of Hamlets several flaws. Hamlet also reveals his indecisiveness, his rashness, and the way he procrastinates with his mother.

After King Hamlet was murdered, his son Hamlet fell into a deep depression. He feels that his mother isn't mourning her husband's death. Hamlet is at the point where he wants to kill himself. After hamlet hears about his mother's marriage with his uncle, it adds onto his depression:

"O that this too too sullied flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into dew, or that the Everlasting had not fixed his Canon against (self-slaughter!)" (I, II, 133-136.)

Hamlet's melancholic phase begins to diminish when his attitude becomes rash other than dejected. His rash attitude affects the outcome of his...

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