Author: Angel Bell. He would have given the world and more. Although she is only in five scenes Ophelia plays an interesting role in this play as the seemingly passive, melancholy, innocent 'little girl' whose story ends in tragedy. Many people look at Claudius and only see a villain, but there are additional sides to him that are often overlooked: Claudius the father, the husband, the ruler and the mortal individual.
This essay will develop the notion of his vital importance to the drama. His character does not undergo any significant transformation throughout the play, except that he serves as a witness of the death of Hamlet, Claudius, and Gertrude.
He felt inadequate and incapable of taking quick decisions even when the situation demanded. Therein lies the secret to the enduring love affair audiences have with him.
However, they also demonstrated his insanity. Time and time again, Hamlet displays the traits of Frederick Nietzche's Dionysian individual: Hamlet's inability to think rationally, his illusion between his emotional reality and true reality, his rejection of pleasurable human desires, his impotent personality prevents action, and his realization that if justice is brought to his uncle, that will not change what has already happened The Birth of Tragedy, section 7 Dictionary.
Why does Hamlet delay. Each character can be read differently, with each perception having its own implications beyond the text. It is set in the Elizabethan times in the 16th century.