The Weight of Indecision; Analyzing Hamlet’s Character

Time for some Shakespeare.

Despite my initial exasperation, there is a lot to Prince Hamlet’s character that puts him in a constant state of inaction.

Well, Prince Hammy, my dear, you might be!

With all the utmost respect, I am a big fan of the nickname Willy Shakes for Sir William Shakespeare.

In part, the wishes of Hamlet’s father enhance Hamlet’s lack of ambition.

He may have been a grand king who wore the best of armor even in death, but he was not the grandest father to his confused and indecisive son.

Hamlet very often becomes so wrapped up in his own thoughts that he misses opportunities that could change his future and even avenge his father.

This state of William Shakespeare is in Leicester Square, London. When I visited London in 2017, I went to seek out this statue of Willy Shakes, but there was some construction happening a the base of the fountain and I couldn’t get too close. I suspect it was karma because I complained about reading Shakespeare too much as an undergraduate!

Hamlet is a moral person, which is both his best and worst trait.

Writer and poet from Neptune. Instructional designer in NYC. Grad student at @NYUTandon studying Integrated Digital Media.

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