The Kings of Hamlet

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The Differences Between the Kings There are many differences between the Kings Hamlet and Claudius with very few similarities. Perhaps the similarities stop at being the product of the same mother and father or even being each others brother. The reasons for these differences can only be speculated. Assuming that each had the same education and proper parenting one can only assume that living in Hamlets shadow Claudius grew cold and bitter and jealous. Perhaps …

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…permit love. Moreover Hamlet was very candid and straight forward in speech. He says what he means, and means what he feels. Claudius antithetically speaks more cunningly leaving much unsaid and implied. Ultimately, Hamlet being the aggressive, passionate, honest man makes him a more appropriate leader than his democratic, power hungry, crafty brother Claudius. It seems easily possible that Claudius was jealous of his brothers power and passion, and therefor wanted it himself. michael overholt