Hamlet Is Guilty Of Murder Essay

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Sadly, I am of the opinion that Hamlet is guilty of the murders of Polonius and Claudius.I wish that I could say he is not, but it would be a lie. Hamlet is calculating, cunning, and sly. From the moment his father died, and his mother remarried his father’s brother, he has been scheming. He knew something was amiss, and he would do anything to get to the bottom of it. Here are the reason’s why I know this is true.
After Hamlet’s mother became remarried Hamlet felt that there was something wrong. He was suspicious of his Uncle, and already grief stricken, Hamlet’s suspicions were doubled, One night he was told his father’s ghost had appeared, and upon meeting this spirit he was told that the new king, Claudius, has poured poison into the old king’s ear while he slept. Outraged and wanting revenge, Hamlet began planning. Seemingly insane, as you people that defend him may think, he wandered about the castle, making no since when he spoke, and not seeming to be very princely at all.
Is it not obvious that Hamlet was merely playing everyone? He just made everyone think that he was insane, so as not to seem so conniving and to throw people off his train of thought. When he killed Polonius and Claudius he was very much aware of what he was doing, no one made him do these thing, certainly insanity didn’t. If Hamlet were insane when he committed these murders, how would he have had the rational thoughts to confront his mother about her sex life, and to very rationally consider committing suicide? When Hamlet stabbed Polonius, he didn’t even seem to care that he had killed someone. He thought it was Claudius and merely shrugged at the fact that it wasn’t. He had a point and...

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