HIS OWN WORST ENEMY?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet : One Thread
In what respects in Hamlet his own worst enemy? What lines or events help to prove this?
-- jake (email@example.com), November 03, 2003
i think that the fact that hamlet delays his actions for such a long time is what causes his death. He is a procastinator, in thet sense he is his own worst enemy. if you want proof of this, just watch the movie...an image is worth more than a thousand words...
-- natalia (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 2003.
Hamlet was put into a position that he found difficult to handle. His father had died and his mother had remarried quickly. His University life had prepared him for reflection rather than action in war or worse still to murder the present King. If his mother had not married again he could probably have coped better and they could have talked together about their husband/father, but instead the Royal Court consisted of parties and celebrations instead of mourning. Mourning is an important process to an individual especially when they have an active mental mind, which Hamlet had.
-- Elizabeth Hemmings (email@example.com), February 19, 2004.
I agree with the first answer to this question. Hamlet didn't act when he should have and if he had-he might have lived. I also feel the fact his mother married his uncle shortly after his father's death was causing him a great deal of anguish. Perhaps if she had waited a few years or even married someone else besides the Uncle-he could have dealt with his feelings better. The real thing I feel is the fact his Uncle killed Hamlet's Dad-was the major issue that haunted Hamlet.
-- Karen H (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 23, 2004.