Throughout the play, Hamlet tries to restore order and revenge his father, and he fights for what he feels is right. Furthermore, Hamlet never jumps into a situation without giving it great thought. These characteristics are required for effective leadership. Hamlet possesses the qualities necessary to be a great Danish leader. He is intelligent, thoughtful, and determined.
In Act I Scene IV of the play, we see how Hamlet responds to news that King Claudius has married Queen Gertrude. In one scene, he refuses to believe it until he sees the wedding ring with himself as a guest at the wedding. Then, he goes mad with rage and vows to take revenge against those who have wronged his family.
He starts by sending letters to the players asking them to come to Denmark where they will be given a royal honorific and generous paychecks. Only Fortinbras, the new king of Norway, replies to him saying that he will go to war with Denmark if necessary to ensure its safety. This makes Hamlet feel better since Norway isn't involved in his father's death.
Then, in Act III Scene II, after hearing that Polonius has been murdered, he decides to travel to Elsinore (Polonius' castle) to investigate the case himself. On his way there, he meets Ophelia who has just returned from drowning her sorrows in a river.
Throughout the play, Horatio is the most just, yet Hamlet's bravery dominates and separates him from Horatio. These instances demonstrate that Hamlet's bravery exceeds that of any other character. Another element of Hamlet that distinguishes him as the play's hero is his nobility. He acts like a prince, even though he comes from a family of low-ranking courtiers. This shows that no matter how noble your blood, if you act like a villain, you will be treated as one.
Laertes is also a worthy candidate for heroism. He fights poison with poison and rage with rage, showing that vengeance can drive a man to terrible actions. However, we never learn what happens to Laertes after he kills Polonius, so he loses out on being a true hero. Ophelia is another person who exhibits great bravery. She commits suicide when she learns that her father has killed herself, demonstrating that a woman can be as brave as anyone else. However, since she was a young child, she was not given an opportunity to prove this courage, so it remains unknown if she could have survived in such a dangerous world.
Gertrude does not seem like a strong character, but she is brave in a way. Even though she knows what will happen to her if Hamlet discovers her adultery, she refuses to confess this crime to him. Instead, she lets him believe that she is dead so he will not seek revenge.
Throughout the play, Hamlet has demonstrated that he has all of the attributes that would have made him an exceptional monarch. Hamlet was a moral guy who was knowledgeable, sensible, and cunning. Hamlet had the opportunity to murder Claudius and get his revenge, but he paused and reasoned about what would happen if he did. Would it not be better if he allowed Claudius to live? No, because then Claudius would likely kill him too.
In addition to being a moral man, Hamlet was a patriotic one as well. He wanted Denmark to win the war against Norway, even though it meant fighting against his own country. Also, despite everything that has happened, he still believes in justice and tries to give Ophelia's killer the punishment they deserve.
Overall, it can be said that Hamlet was a great king because he was thoughtful and aware of his responsibilities. He wanted to do what was right even if it meant losing some battles or giving up some pleasures. Thus, he showed himself to be a wise leader who knew how to act on behalf of his people.
What, according to Hamlet, has inhibited him from taking definitive action against Claudius? Hamlet admires Fortinbras because he acts decisively, whereas Hamlet criticizes himself for failing to exact revenge on Claudius. However, Hamlet, inspired by Fortinbras, renews his pledge to revenge his father's death. In doing so, he proves that he is not merely a weak and indecisive prince but also a determined one.
In conclusion, Hamlet believes that it is time for action, not words; however, he knows that actions have consequences that words cannot express. Thus, he refuses to act until after the funeral. This shows that although he may be inspired by others to act quickly, he is not completely free from doubt or concern for how others will view him.
Shakespeare sees Hamlet as a smart young man whose resolve to safeguard his own honor—to keep his morality—becomes the play's great societal success. Shakespeare's supreme hero is Hamlet. He is heroic in the Greek meaning of the word: he is bigger than life. Like all Shakespearian heroes, Hamlet is conflicted about what he should do; but he decides to act morally even though that means risking his life.
In Act I Scene 4 of Hamlet, just after Claudius has told him that his father was murdered by an unknown hand, Gertrude says: "Hamlet, then, must take the lead in this investigation." To which he replies: "I cannot, nor will not, be go-between to my heart's content. It is with grief and outrage that I think on't; for who could be so base as to spread such foulness over such a noble soul?"
He knows that to uncover the truth behind his father's death he will have to get involved with people who will try to kill him. So he refuses to be part of this world that does terrible things to those who are different or who want to change something about it. Instead, he lives by a set of morals that come from his faith and from his family. They are the only guides that help him decide what to do next in situations like this one.
Hamlet is endearing. Hamlet is well-liked in Denmark because of his exaggerated, lively, and charming demeanor. He's known for being a "mad" prince who likes to have fun at the expense of others.
Also worth mentioning is that he's honest to a fault. Hamlet tells us exactly what he thinks about those around him, which makes him seem even more likable.
Finally, he's loyal to those he loves. After all his parents have done for him, he refuses to kill them despite having good reason to do so. Instead, he chooses to live out his life in their memory.
These are just some of the reasons why we find Hamlet to be such a likeable character.
The hero is Hamlet, the son of Old King Hamlet, since he is intelligent and fearless. Hamlet is preparing to slay Claudius with his sword in Act 3, Scene 3. This may appear to be Hamlet's entire objective in avenging his father's death, yet the timing of his deeds is incorrect. He kills Polonious at the end of Act 1, but does not reveal his intentions. Then, in Act 5, he kills Claudius but does not marry Ophelia. Instead, he goes into mourning over her death.
Hamlet is not just any ordinary person. He is a prince who has been taught how to fight from an early age by his mother and father. Also, he is highly intelligent which makes him seem like a hero because heroes are usually people of action who can think quickly on their feet. In short, Hamlet is a hero because he is a courageous man who acts without hesitation when needed most.