Hamlet is a teenage boy pushed beyond what any normal person could endure. He is asked to do many difficult things that no one our age could ever imagine dealing with. Hamlet wants to honor his father’s wishes, even if it is at the expense of his own youth.
To deal with a death of a father is hard enough, but to have to watch your uncle take his kingship and your mother is pure torture. Right after King Hamlet dies, Claudius takes over as being the king of Denmark and takes King Hamlet’s wife, Queen Gertude. Hamlet does not like the fact that his mother married Claudius so fast after his father died. Hamlet says, “A little month, or ere those shoes were old/With which she followed my poor father’s body,…(O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason/Would have mourned longer!)” (I.ii.149-153). Hamlet is upset that his mother has moved on so fast, and this really hurts him. Hamlet also meets his father’s ghost. The ghost tells Hamlet that Claudius poisoned him, and that is how he died. In response to this the ghost says, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.”(I.v.29). By this, the ghost is telling Hamlet to get revenge on Claudius and murder him. The ghost also tells Hamlet to not punish Queen Gertrude for remarrying. Hamlet is very worred about what the ghost told him. Hamlet is a young teenager, and he is supposed to murder his uncle now. This would not be an easy task. Not only would it require a lot of planning, but this would be mentally and emotionally hard for Hamlet to do.
After Hamlet’s plans have come into action, he starts wondering if all this is worth it. His famous “To be or not to be” speech (III.iii.62-96) explains that he is contemplating on whether living through all this mess or dying would be a better option. Hamlet has so much pressure put on him by the ghost to get revenge on Claudius. It is also very hard for him because he has no one to turn to for help or advice on what to do. So other people do not figure out Hamlet’s plan and...