HAMLETâ€™S TRAGIC FLAW:
William Shakespeare, perhaps the greatest playwright of all time, authored a number of works consisting of sonnets, comedies, and tragedies. In his brilliant career, Shakespeare created literary works of art. What makes Shakespeare unlike any other writer of his time, or thereafter? It is his ability to organize a realistic plot, manage themes, and develop characters within his works. As well as, Shakespeare's ability to provoke feeling and reactions to his writing apart that deciphers him from other common writers. Of his works, Hamlet is perhaps the most studied and most intriguing of the collected tragedies. In this play, many audiences and critics question the actions of the characters and particularly the actions of Hamlet. Possible conclusions include the role of others in Hamlet, Hamlet's religious nature, or even Hamlet's tragic flaw as a hero in Hamlet. Hamletâ€™s death was brought upon his tragic flaw, which was his ability to show â€œcowardnessâ€ qualities when having the chance to complete his task.
One of the main characteristics that Shakespeare created in Hamlet was his inability to follow through with his actions in a â€œquick mannerâ€, or â€œcowardnessâ€ qualities. â€œRest, rest, perturbed spirit. That ever I was born to set it right.â€ (I, v, 204). This is one of the first prime examples that portrays the type of character Hamlet actually is. Here in this scene, we see the thoughts that are racing through Hamletâ€™s head as he prepares to digest the information summoned upon him by the ghost. This is a prime example of his own early instincts beginning to doubt the ghost and himself. In this Scence, Hamlet begins to curse himself as the reason upon the ghost told him that his father was murdered and that he was the one that had to commit the revenge on the new king (his uncle). At the same time, Horatio was near by to give protection to lord Hamlet, as well as try to understand the reasoning...