An Excuse for Doing Nothing: Hamlet's father's ghost sent him on a difficult errand, and he always tried to go, resolving, re-resolving, and ending the same. It was not that he was unfaithful, and did not want to go, but that he had never finished thinking the matter out.
Why Hamlet waits is an issue that has been thoroughly treated by scholars and critics. This doesn't happen until Act 5. On the surface, at least, Hamlet procrastinates. This may be a simplistic interpretation, but it certainly Whether you view Hamlet as procrastinating or not in Shakespeare's Hamlet is a matter of interpretation.
This may be a simplistic interpretation, but it certainly can be argued. Numerous reasons exist, however, for Hamlet to wait: And the above is only the beginning.
The issue really becomes complicated when you try to determine when Hamlet is speaking with total honesty and when he is playing a role, or posing an argument.
Hamlet's mind is so fertile that this isn't easy to do. Also, some of the specific reasons Hamlet takes so long to avenge his father that I've mentioned above, may be procrastination.
For example, some have suggested that the reason Hamlet doesn't kill Claudius at prayer isn't really because he doesn't want to send Claudius to heaven.
In other words, there's no clear answer for you. There is only interpretation. That said, if you need something concrete, a short answer might be: No, Hamlet does not procrastinate. He has good reasons for waiting as long as he does to kill Claudius. He follows the following steps: He is told of the murder of his father.
He wisely questions the identity of the Ghost-- Macbeth in another famous Shakespeare tragedy could have benefited from some healthy scepticism like this.
He finds out Claudius is definitely guilty by using the play within the play.
He is now willing to kill he doesn't hesitate to kill Poloniusthinking it is Claudiusbut decides not to do so, because he doesn't want to send Claudius to heaven. He is then sent away to England, escapes, and kills Claudius the first real chance he has.
Thus, there is no procrastination, only an intelligent human making sure of the facts before he does something drastic.
But you could argue a dozen other interpretations, as well.Why Did Hamlet Procrastinate? Hamlet is the son of the late King Hamlet of Denmark, who died two months before the start of the play. After his death of his brother, Claudius, becomes king, and marries King Hamlet's widow, Gertrude, Queen of Denmark/5(1).
Whether you view Hamlet as procrastinating or not in Shakespeare's Hamlet is a matter of interpretation. Why Hamlet waits is an issue that has been thoroughly treated by scholars and critics.
Emily Singh and Irena Zivkovic Block G Hamlet's Procrastination Act 1 Act 2 “O what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” () Hamlet berates himself for his inaction; he still has not . 19th Hole: The only hole on which golfers do not complain about the number of shots they took.
32 Bit Resolution: Motion to spend four dollars. Hamlet is certainly depressed over his father's death, his mother's hasty and incestuous marriage, and his loss of the thrown (to Claudius). He is unsure of the Ghost's identity until he gets corroboration from the king's reaction to the play within the play.
But weak character is not only reason of Hamlet's behavior. At the beginning, the prince is not sure whether his uncle is guilty or not. After arranging the play and seeing Claudius reaction, the prince is absolutely convinced of his guilt.