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Readers will see imperfections of his character in all his careful actions and manipulation of events and people in order to avenge the death of his father and reclaim his honor.
His actions, one of them feigning lunacy, as Shakespeare has shown, when Hamlet said to Horatio, “Here, as before, never, so help you mercy, How strange or odd soeer I bear myself (As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on) (1.5.925) was done in order to distract and confuse Claudius and his men. This proved to be both of an advantage and a flaw. His antics bought Hamlet time to think about what to do in order to manipulate Claudius into confessing, directly or indirectly his hand in Hamlet’s father’s death but the reactions of people made him over think about his plans of revenge.
His ability to over think, which was shown in Hamlet’s soliloquy (3.1.1,750) and inability to act on things result his will being crippled, sinking to inaction while Claudius reigns secure (John Russel, 13) and also resulted to his own confusion. His being indecisive and his inability to act on his desires, or even the suspension of his planned action proved to be one of his character flaws. “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now Ill dot. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged. That would be scannd: A villain kills my father; and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven” (3.3.2356-2360). This was his chance to avenge his father’s death but he had second thoughts about it.
He was so affected by melancholy which resulted to low self-esteem and doubt in himself that either made him suicidal as Hamlet said "O that this too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon against self-slaughter" (1.2.333-336) or so enraged to resort to murder. "How now, a rat? Dead for a ducat, dead… A bloody deed - almost as bad, good mother, As kill a king and
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