In the first appearance of the ghost, he reveals the truth about the how the king has been murdered, which drives Hamlet to seek revenge, and by revenge killing his uncle. He deprived the King of his life, his queen, his crown, his kingdom, and his chance to repent of his sins and turn to a more righteous way of life before he died a physical death. He says that what he will tell Hamlet will cause Hamlet to seek revenge. This theme is proved to be true through the use of characterization of Hamlet, conflicts between Hamlet and his companions, setting as in the location of where the characters die, and plot for the order of when events take place.
The murder of Polonius caused Ophelia to go insane and drown herself, and the death of Laertes 's sister and father caused him to take action and plan with Claudius to kill Hamlet. While trying to poison Hamlet, Gertrude mistakenly drank the poison meant for Hamlet. Laertes stabbed Hamlet with the poisoned sword and Hamlet returned the favor. Hamlet then killed Claudius by the same poison meant for Hamlet; revenge was the motive that backfired on both Claudius and Hamlet by killing each other and the people they loved. The lesson to be…. The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits….
It also leads to a downfall of almost every character in the play. This act of murder causes Hamlet to die, and everyone else around him, including his mother and uncle. The entire play, readers continuously a theme of revenge due to this one action.
Explore the different themes within William Shakespeare 's tragic play, Hamlet. Themes are central to understanding Hamlet as a play and identifying Shakespeare's social and political commentary. The weight of one's mortality and the complexities of life and death are introduced from the beginning of Hamlet. In the wake of his father's death, Hamlet can't stop pondering and considering the meaning of life — and its eventual ending. Many questions emerge as the text progresses.