Hamletís Procrastination and Cowardice In William Shakespeareís play Hamlet, Hamlet is a loyal prince who vows to avenge his fatherís murder. When Hamlet discovers the painful truth about his fatherís death, he is left with feelings of hatred and resentment in his heart towards the murderer, Claudius. Although Hamlet is a very noble and sophisticated man, he struggles with the issue of avenging his fatherís death. He swears his revenge
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s procrastination and lack of action caused innocent victims, that managed to get caught up in the middle of this tragedy, to be killed. If Hamlet had listened to the ghost in the first place, the play would have ended quite differently. Instead, Hamlet was indecisive and spent much of his time debating and procrastinating the killing of the King. Hamletís inability to act is the tragic flaw that brought him to his death.