Hamlet

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“When the power of love overcomes the love for power, the world will know peace”

Instead of being preoccupied with the morals of justice, of family loyalty, and life balance, Claudius has hismind set only in power. As the journalist P.J.O’Rourke says, “No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test peoplefor drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.” This quote is a pure example of how power and corruption are such powerful things that come straight from ignoranceand cause a lot of damages, because as soon as we set our minds on these, we will do anything that gets on our way to achieve it.
Claudius confronts himself with this problem: love for power; Ibelieve we should concentrate more on the power of love, because this will lead us to making better and wiser decisions. As we read in the play King Claudius’ sins are more than noticeable, he not onlykills the king who is not only the king but as well his brother, his same blood; also married his wife and sleeps with her every night. Some of us question how can a person have the “courage” or thedrive to do such things.
After the play Hamlet creates to test the kings loyalty, he founds out Claudius is acting out and everything the ghost told him before is true. Claudius becomes very upset andnervous thinking it might be possible for someone to suspect what he has done. He starts feeling remorse and he begans to carry a large burden of which he wasn’t conscious about before. He startsfeeling scared for the fact that he might be killed by Hamlet to revenge his father’s murder. His solution: to pray.
While praying Claudius recites a speech of how he wants to be pardoned for all hissins but my question is: If he does feel sorry why would he keep committing this horrible acts? And this is seen on his speech, he does say he is sorry for his outraged conviction to take power and...
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