Professor Jill Toler
November 22, 2004
In the beginning of the drama, settlement appears to be a courteous and careful person, but as we intensify our reading and try to try out Hamlets character we come to the conclusion that he is not cognizant of being truly self-absorbed and ignorant to the fact that his actions ass inflict throe on other hatful. Hamlets character changes perceptibly in Act V of the drama, when he reveals his painful warmheartedness and apologizes to Leartes. Hamlet is definitely a commender. He has to analyze and think things over before he allows himself to perform any action. This feature shows when he constantly delays to kill Claudius to revenge his fathers death. Hamlet also has the ability to manipulate people in being very skilled in word games. He is mostly interested about getting information out of people to honour proof for his fathers murder. It seems like his entire thinking and using people encompasses only his personal desires. He shows no interest in his environment and is not aware that his self-absorbent way of manipulating people causes them pain and conflict. When he kills Polonius, Hamlet does not show any contrition or guilt and is ignorant to the fact that he actually drives Ophelia to madness and suicide over the loss of her father.
When Leartes and Hamlet get wind for a fencing match, Hamlet has changed. He actually apologized to Leartas for causing him pain in killing his father and expresses his feelings, That I build shot my arrow oer his house and hurt my sidekick (ACT Vii). He shows deep remorse and feels sick in his heart. It seems that Hamlet woke up and realized that his ignorance has caused great pain for his friend Leartes. In apologizing and admitting...
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