Have it causes him to fail the avenge

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Last updated: September 4, 2019

Have you ever heard of one character in a play causing so much chaos! Well, In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, many things have occurred to cause Hamlet to go mad.

  By him experiencing his father’s death and killing Polonius accidentally has caused him to think he’s crazy. Hamlet has been influenced by a ghost to get revenge based on his father’s death.  Hamlet’s madness did cause him to fail the act on the avenge of his father’s death. In act 1 scene 5 he was told by the ghost that he should seek revenge.

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According to the text ” Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” We know this because the ghost says he is the spirit of Hamlet’s father. By Hamlet getting persuaded to get revenge he is so anxious to seek revenge before knowing that it will be Claudius that he has to kill. Throughout the play, Hamlet does other actions to cause him going crazy.    By Hamlet being mad it causes him to fail the avenge of his father’s death by killing Polonius accidentally.

In Act 3 Scene 4 he stabs Polonius behind the arras. According to the text “How now a rat? Dead for a ducat, dead ” We know this because Polonius was hiding behind the arras as Gertrude and Hamlet were talking. He accidentally kills Polonius because he thought it was Claudius. After killing Polonius it causes him to go crazier. Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Claudius ask him where he has put Polonius body but he takes it a joke and wouldn’t tell them. Hamlet tries to trick them, In Act 4 Scene 3 Hamlet tells them he is buried in worms and they should look for him their selves. According to the text, “Not where he eats, but where he is eaten.

A certain convocation of politic worms is eating at him” This quote explains Hamlet telling them that Polonius is getting eaten by worms. Also, another quote stated from the text “In heaven. Send hither to see. If your messenger findshim not there, seek him I’ the’ other place yourself. ” We know this because Claudius asks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to go find Polonius’s body.

  On the other hand, it may be true that Hamlet was just putting on act from his father’s death, however, Hamlet acted insanely horrible as trying to get revenge, but Hamlet’s madness caused him to fail his avenge his father’s death. By him killing Polonius and listening to a ghost to seek revenge for his father’s death.   In conclusion, by Hamlet getting influenced by a ghost it caused him to fail the avenge of his father’s death. 

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