Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, portrays as a very emotional
soul, a daring, brave character who has a bad and violent temper. Hamlet is a very
emotional young man. For Hamlet's emotional character his father's death and mother's
Betrayals are the antithesis of happiness: his home life seems to emotionally destroy him
and eventually leads to death. As we all know, his father's death was a shock for him and
he could not get over it. Claudius mentions that Hamlet was taking the mourning of his
father's death to extremes: "To give these mourning duties to your father; But you must
know, your father lost a father; That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound in filial
obligation for some term To do obsequious sorrow." (a.1, sc.2, 88-92)
The King is telling Hamlet that death is only natural and that Hamlet's father lost
his father too.
He is informing Hamlet that he is mourning too much for his deceased
father and he should try to get over it. Another example of Hamlet's emotions getting the
better of him can be seen when he is reminiscing his father's death. Hamlet says, "...How
stand I then, That have father killed, a mother stained,..." (a.4, sc.4, 56-57) He is asking
himself what kind of a person he is if he can allow his father to be murdered and his
mother to be married so soon after his father's death to his uncle.
The play shows us that Hamlet pities himself and is putting himself down. Yet
another example of his emotions running wild are seen in his first soliloquy: "...She
married. O, most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets! It is not,
nor it cannot come to good. But break my heart, for I...