Shakespeare's Hamlet is a play written to make the reader or director think for himself and create what he thinks to be Hamlets tragic flaw come alive. Any argument could be well supported or demolished on quotes and actions from the text and one's interpretation of these. The bottom line is not what is Hamlet's tragic flaw, but what tragic flaw can best be supported by the reader.
Hamlet's tragic flaw is his inconsistent approach
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motion away from Claudius' death. Hamlet's tragic flaw is not that he is motivated by ambition. This point is best displayed in Act II, ii when Hamlet states "Man delights not me"(II, ii 359). "Man", in this case, refers to the power structure imposed by society.
In conclusion, Hamlet's tragic flaw is neither external difficulties nor his motivation by ambition. Because of his inconsistent approach to promlem solving, Hamlet is responsible for his own downfall.