Hamlet’s duty as a son, in his social situation and circumstances, is one which encourages him to seek revenge for his murdered father. For Hamlet to be perceived as a noble and faithful son, he would have to kill his father’s murderer. In Hamlet’s first soliloquy after being told by his father’s ghost to seek revenge, Hamlet quickly acknowledges his duty as a son.
Hamlet: I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records, / All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past / That youth and observation copied there, / And thy commandment all alone shall live /
Within the book and volume of my brain, / Unmixed with baser matter. (I.v.99-104)
Hamlet seems to decide with strong determination that he will “wipe away” all of his memories of “youth”, and all “past pressures” so that the ghost’s “commandment” to avenge his death would be his only focus, without the distraction of... [continues]
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