Hamlet Essay on His Conflicts

Luke Hearn
Mr. Marshall
Period 1
With any good play, you need conflict. If the play didn’t have conflict why would you go to see it? That’s right, you wouldn’t. If the play were just a happy-go-lucky play, no one would stay past the first Act. Most playwrights write to have people stay interested throughout the whole play. Shakespeare was no exception. Most of his plays have some the oldest conflict that can even be brought to modern day. Shakespeare writes quite a few tragedies, and this is quite evident in one of his most famous plays, the play Hamlet.
Within the tragedy of Hamlet, Hamlet was having some issues wondering who he was, did he want to be a fierce soldier, or does he want to be a smart scholarly man. He goes through the play moping around and trying to avenge his father’s death.
Hamlet has two goals, one of them being having his father be proud of him, even in death; the second goal that Hamlet has is to find the women he loves. While trying to achieve these goals, Hamlet is having a war inside himself, trying to find out where he fits in the world. Hamlet doesn’t really act on his first goal. He has depression issues. Hamlet can’t get over the fact that his mother married his uncle only two months after his father died; After the party on which Claudius lets everyone know of the marriage, and after everyone leaves the room, Hamlet talks to himself saying "O that my too, too solid body would melt, Thaw, and change itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting God has forbidden Suicide! O God! O God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable all the habits of this world seem to me! Shame on it! O for shame! It is an unwedded garden that is going to seed, only things that are decaying and disgusting grow there. That it should come to this! Only dead for two months! No, not so much, not two." (Act 1 Scene 2). Hamlet couldn’t just say this to the rest of the guest that his new father has invited, so he waits until all of them leave,...