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deserved their fate. They were merely obstacles for Hamlet, slowing his progress toward  Claudius and revenge. While Claudius asks for forgiveness, Hamlet is boastful. He does not take  responsibility for his actions and marches forward without concerning himself with the bloody  trail he leaves behind.  It may be argued that Hamlet finally comes to his senses when he apologizes to Laertes.  He asks Laertes to forgive him for killing Polonius. He regrets involving Laertes in his plot  against Claudius.  However, Hamlet does not feel guilt for his plots to kill Claudius. He asks, 
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Anh-Tram Bui B Period, AP 11.18.2013 “is’t not perfect conscience / To quit him with this arm?” (V, iii, 111) Even in the final moments  of the play, Hamlet does not show guilt for his actions. He still believes he is justified in  attempting to kill Claudius. He believes that killing Claudius will in fact rid the world of more  misdeeds. He claims that more harm will ensue if he allows Claudius to live. He does not claim  responsibility for his misdeeds and instead blames his insanity. Unlike Claudius, Hamlet is not  ashamed with what he has committed. Besides Hamlet’s own claim, there is no proof that he has  truly become sane. Although Hamlet claims to have changed his ways, he never once ends his  plot for revenge and ultimately carries out his plan to kill Claudius.  Although Hamlet portrays Claudius as purely evil, he neglects to acknowledge the vices  he possesses. Hamlet’s treatment of women and his willingness to scheme and murder prove the  he is not innocent of the very sins he accuses others of. Moreover, he feels no remorse for his  deeds and continues to plot until his death. Hamlet is no hero. He does not make right the wrongs he sees in the world. Instead, his furthers Denmark’s descent into chaos and plays a hand in  destroying the country he loves. Shakespeare’s  Hamlet  shows that no one is truly good. 
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