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Gertrude, Ophelia, Ghost: Hamlet’s Revenge andthe Abject,by stating: “The Ghost renders Hamlet an abject while radicalizing him into becoming a transgressive outsider existing in abjection, because as a revenger, he is forced not to “respect borders, positions,rules” of King Hamlet’s own symbolic law.” Hamlet’s father is asking him to act and think in a certain way that
Piz PAGE 6contradicts his own ideologies, so that is going to make him overthink about killing his uncle, a man that prior tothis encounter with his dad, was seen as a good man, fit for the throne. Among the three reasons why Hamlet took a long time to take his revenge, this is the less considered, or at least less than Hamlet not wanting Claudiusto go to heaven.Claudius is seen praying as Hamlet was about to murder him, but before he did, Hamlet thought about how he would go to heaven as a consequence of his prayers and believed that it was not a proper revenge. “A villain kills my father, and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven. Why, this is hire and salary, not revenge.” (III.III.77-79) Hamlet considered that he would be doing him a favor by sending him to heaven, so he regrets to take action in that moment. In that scene, one can see that Hamlet describes Claudius as a villain and Erick Freiberger from Jacksonville University complements the role of Claudius in his essay Reason and the Death of Fathers: The Tragic Structure of Representation in Hamlet. He states that Claudius is not a simple villain but, “the kindless villain, the false suitor of wisdom whose lies have manipulated this feminine frailty in language, and seized to the crown”. Hamlet considers that he does not deserve to be sent to heaven after dying, but this is contradictive according to Eleanor Prosser from Stanford University, because her essay Hamlet and Revengestates the consequences of revenge. She states that: “In most of these cases revenge is destructive to the avenger; it is often associated with frenzy and madness and the invocation of Hell.” This claim is true to a large extent because Hamlet’s death came after he avenged his father’s murder, so revenge wasdestructive to the avenger. On the other hand, there is an invocation of Hell, which also applies to the claims that

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