Hamlet Essay | Why Does Hamlet Procrastinate?

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Why Does Hamlet Procrastinate?

Summary: In William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet is a procrastinator whose many flaws lead him on many occasions to hesitation rather than action. No one flaw alone, but the combination of flaws causes such procrastination on Hamlet's part. These flaws include his melancholia, his cynical attitude, his fear of consequences, his Oedipus complex, and his egotism.
Hamlet can be portrayed as a procrastinator. He is a very complex character who possesses several flaws that lead him to hesitating instead of acting, henceforth not making him the conventional hero. During Shakespeare's times the traditional revenge tragedy hero would overcome his nemesis in a dauntless manner, claiming victory at the end of the play before seeing his own death. In Hamlets case his delay of actions cause him and his rival to die without heroic recognition. Hamlets build up of emotions due to awkward and difficult circumstances begin to affect his behaviour making various critics doubt whether he is sane or simply mad. The reader is given an insight into Hamlets mind when he is in the process of speaking his soliloquies, as this is where Hamlets reveals his inner most thoughts. This is what the critics have based their theories on.

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