In play is get revenge on Claudius.

In the play, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, the character’s nature as a philosophical, deep thinker provides both rich language and interesting ideas throughout the play.  Shakespeare has a certain view of humanity as seen through the play. Humanity, meaning human nature.  The human nature from many of the characters in the play is selfish, greedy, and the most seen: vengeful. Some of the characters that show human nature is Polonius, Claudius, and Hamlet. Each of these characters and people in everyday life can show cruelty or hatred towards one another, but they can also show great kindness and compassion.
Polonius is selfish, he is always looking out for himself. He is constantly looking for was to captivate himself to the king. He then, in Act II takes away his daughter’s happiness so that he can prove his theory to the king, that Hamlet is mad. Selfishness or self concern is a built in trait that humans cannot relieve themselves from. Humans care greatly of their well being and are constantly thinking about themselves, like Polonius. Polonius does care about others occasionally, but he, like all other humans is his or her first thought in their minds. 
Claudius is greedy, he kills his own brother just so he can get the crown and the queen. In Act I, Scene 5 Hamlet is approached by the ghost of his father, and his father tells him how Claudius killed him and not to do harm on his mother. Claudius being a greedy, selfish person, he sacrifices his brother, the well being of the country , and the happiness of many people to fulfill his goal. Aware or not aware, most people will be driven by greed at one point in their life. However, most people would not have the exact determination and desperation that Claudius shows. 
Last, but certainly not least is the main character: Hamlet. Hamlet’s whole great desirer in the play is get revenge on Claudius. This makes him vengeful. His character starts off as a composed man, but his need for revenge comes out when he is told that Claudius, the new king killed his father for the thrown and the queen. He is drawn into curiosity of how he should catch Claudius in the act. In Act III, Scene 2 Hamlet puts on a play called “The Mouse Trap.” This play is a representation of how his father was killed, based on what the ghost of King Hamlet told him. Hamlet is trying to catch Claudius’s reaction, which he anticipates to be a guilty reaction, once the play is over. Hamlet clearly shows how a need and craving for vengeance that humans experience can wrap a persons being and make them steadfast in their hunt. Most people will experience a wish for revenge in his or her life, but it shows great strength for one to resist the wish. 
Polonius, Claudius, and Hamlet all show humanity. Every person in this world has his or her own kind of human nature. It can be started based off of something one was told of in their life, or one can come to inherit it genetically. Selfishness, greed, and vengeance are all apart of human nature, it is the choice on one’s behalf of how they choose to interpret that nature. One can use it for bad, like the characters here in “Hamlet,” by William Shakespeare, or one can make the best of it and find a way to use it for good. 


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