How does Claudius attempt to comfort Hamlet in his grief?

How does Claudius attempt to comfort Hamlet in his grief?

How does Claudius attempt to “comfort” Hamlet in his grief? Claudius tells Hamlet that it’s time to stop grieving and accept his new father, and he insults Hamlet by saying that his grief is “unmanly” (line 95) and shows a heart unfortified, a mind impatient, and understanding simple and unschooled” (lines 96-98).

What does Claudius say about Hamlet’s grief over his father’s death?

Affecting a tone of fatherly advice, Claudius declares that all fathers die, and all sons must lose their fathers. When a son loses a father, he is duty-bound to mourn, but to mourn for too long is unmanly and inappropriate. Alone, Hamlet exclaims that he wishes he could die, that he could evaporate and cease to exist.

What does Claudius say about Hamlet?

Claudius begins his speech saying, “’Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet, To give these mourning duties to your father“, but that he “must know your father lost a father, That father lost, lost his.”(1.2. 87-89) But he insults Hamlet, adding “’Tis unmanly grief.”(1.2.

How does Claudius treat Hamlet’s sorrow?

Throughout his speech, Claudius is telling the court of the sorrow in losing Hamlet, but in joy in the court accepting the marriage of Claudius to Queen Gertrude. King Claudius is also telling the court about the uncle of the king of Norway, who is weak and sick and unaware of young Fortinbras’ actions.

Does Claudius feel guilty?

Claudius kills his brother mainly because of jealousy, the crown, the queen and a hatred of his brother. Therefore Claudius is guilty of the murder of his brother. Claudius feels guilty about killing his brother. We can see Claudius;s remorse when he is talking to God and gives his monologue about his his murder.

Why doesn’t Hamlet kill Claudius when he is praying?

Hamlet does not kill Claudius when he assumes that he is praying because he doesn’t want Claudius to have the luxury of going to heaven while his father, unjustly murdered, suffers in hell. He doesn’t want to do Claudius the “favor” of sending him to heaven.

How does Claudius reveal his guilt?

In Hamlet, Claudius admits he is guilty during prayer when he says that he still holds onto the “effects” of the murder he committed, including his crown, his ambition, and his queen.

Why does Gertrude drink from the cup?

She knowingly drinks from the poisoned cup and then offers it to Hamlet so that Claudius’s plan could not come to fruition—he, who has killed her husband, would not also be responsible for the death of her son.

Why does Claudius let Gertrude drink the poison?

Claudius convinces Laertes to put poison on the tip of his sword to cut Hamlet in the duel. To ensure Hamlet’s death, Claudius also has a poisoned cup of wine should Hamlet win the duel. Claudius does not intervene when Gertrude drinks the poisoned cup of wine because he does not want to give himself away.