Hamlet and his Fatal Flaw
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This paper examines how Hamlet's own indecisiveness and unwillingness to act in the end of the play cause a great deal of harm in the world. The writer contends that Hamlet presents himself as someone who has no choices, someone whom the fates have trapped, however it is of the opinion of this writer that fate is never absolute and thus this essential flaw of Hamlet's character, this inability to take his life into his hands, makes him all the more compelling.
From the Paper:"Hamlet's habitual indecisiveness even as he seeks revenge leads to a climax in which there is in fact no clear resolution to the play's action, no clear sense that the something that is rotten in the state has been plucked out. There is no sense of justice having overcome evil, for the world of Denmark as seen in Hamlet's court is so corrupted that it cannot be cleansed even by the degree of death that takes place in the play. By the end of the action Elsinore has been transformed into a garden of the dead, with the corpses of both the innocent and the culpable planted in the ground like terrible seeds that will bring forth another generation of the damned. There is not the sense of renewal at the end in Hamlet that one finds in other tragedies such as Othello."
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