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Hamlet According to Webster's Dictionary morality mean the mental and emotional condition (as of enthusiasm, confidence, or loyalty) of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand. In William Shakespeare's famous play Hamlet, Hamlet lacks morals because of the death of his father when Hamlet was young. This attitude makes him kill his villains and innocent victims throughout the play due to his madness, the wanting of revenge, and his betrayal.

Throughout the play the audience realizes Hamlet's life ain't so great. He has a lot of things going through his mind like the death of his father, his love for Ophelia, and his mother who is in love with his father's brother. That would make any man go mad. Due to his madness, Hamlet asked himself "To be or not to be, that is the question." He doesn't know whether he wants to live with his problems, or kill himself away from these problems.

He chose to live, and due to his madness he wanted to make things go his way. Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius when Hamlet thought it was Laertes behind the curtain. To make things worse, Polonius was Ophelia's father which would make any normal man get even more angry and mad. Claudius decides to ship Hamlet to Denmark so he can be executed. Instead Hamlet just switches the letters to save himself and kill to innocent victims. Ultimately his madness led to revenge.

"I'll have grounds more relative than this. The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King," said Hamlet as he wanted to prove that Claudius killed his father. The play was called The Mousetrap where the brother kills the king and marries the queen. That's what Claudius did to Hamlet's father; he...

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