English 30-1 Hamlet Personal Response
March 21 2013 Final Draft
My uncle is dead. Along with everyone else I love and the people they care about. My mother Gertrude, Ophelia, Laertes, and their father Polonius. Dead and gone to heaven forever. I finally killed Claudius! He has died the same way he killed the queen. With the poisoned drink and sword that was meant for me. I’ve been cut by Laertes poisoned covered sword, and will probably follow them to heaven any minute now. All these questions arise in my head. Did I make the right decision to kill the king, or did I wait too long to revenge my father? Was the ghost telling the truth about being murdered by Claudius? I feel so dizzy trying to make sense of it all. It appears clear of what Claudius really wanted. Kill your bother, marry his wife, become king and rule Denmark, but is that what really happened? To kill your own family, how cruel! Maybe I could have saved my own life and the lives of the people I care about. I believe the ghost and spirit of my father had good intentions telling me what he did. He did not prove himself to be the devil. I should have listened to the ghost and took action immediately. Claudius killed my father, his own brother! He did not deserve to live as long as I let him live. As soon as I had the chance I should have ended the new king’s life. The day I saw him praying should have been the day he took his last breath. It was my duty to kill the man who killed my father, turned my mother into a whore, took the throne that I hoped for, and plotted to kill me. It would have been completely moral to murder him right then and there. But no, I had to let that monster live and do more harm. Even though he did not deserve to go to heaven, it would have been better than him living here as king and causing the entire royal family to die off. Oh why did I wait! I should have known that was my perfect opportunity and missing it only caused this tragic ending. If that...
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