How Hamlet Was Influenced by Others

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In Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, Hamlet is easily influenced, he relies on the remarks of his father, mother, and member of the Fortinbras army to make decision on whether to kill his uncle Claudius, who is now King. The ghost of Hamlet’s father influences him to seek revenge and prove Claudius’ guilt. Queen Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, influences Hamlets behaviour, causing him to lash out and attempt revenge. A conversation Hamlet has with the Capitan of the Fortinbras army influences him to finally man up to the situation he is in, ultimately ending it all by killing Claudius. Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet, influences him by visiting Hamlet as a ghost and telling him to seek revenge. Hamlet believes his father and stages a play in which it would capture Claudius’ guilt of killing King Hamlet-it worked. Hamlet would not have thought to create a play had his deceased father not visited him. After that incident, Hamlet started thinking of ways to seek revenge, but that was all he was doing: thinking. Hamlets mother, Queen Gertrude, influences Hamlet’s behaviour causing him to lash out and attempt revenge. Hamlet and his mom were having a heated conversation in the Queen’s room, Hamlet was criticising his mother for disrespecting his father, her former husband, and for marrying Claudius. This is why Hamlet lashes out in anger, Hamlet slays his sword through the tapestry thinking it’s Claudius-it was not. It Gertrude’s influence on her son that drives him to attempt revenge by slaying through the tapestry. Hamlet has a conversation with the Capitan of the Fortinbras army, and it was that conversation that influenced Hamlet to finally kill Claudius. Talking to the Capitan made Hamlet realize he has to take action, if the Fortinbras army can go to war over a miniscule matter, Hamlet can go to war over a huge matter that has been haunting him. After talking to the Capitan Hamlet realizes he has been very hesitant in seeking revenge because of over-analyzing his...
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