So i am writing an open ended paper on Hamlet and im looking for some help with ideas.
My main topic, so far, is that relative morality is the ultimate problem in the play. I need some arguments to support this ^. this is what ive got so far
1.Throughout the play Hamlet is in conflict with himself as to whether or not he should revenge his fathers death. Strictly concerning him, it would appear morally just that he kill Claudius to move on in life, and acquire his "rightful" spot on the throne.
The other side of this would be to look at the kingdom of Denmark as a whole. Hamlet's thoughts/attempts to kill Claudius has left Denmark worse off than at the start of the play. In the opening of the play we become aware of Fortinbras and his threat to Denmark; and by the end of the play he takes over Denmark without firing a shot.
2. The difference between Claudius and King Hamlet, as seen through Hamlet's eyes, is a drastic as day and night. This becomes apparent when Hamlet confronts his mother and asks her to look at the pictures of Claudius and King hamlet side-by-side.
Hamlet throughout the play illustrates his idolized father as equivalent to the gods, perfect in every way. Claudius, as viewed by Hamlet, is a betrayer and an usurper. Hamlet accuses him of murder and incest.
I need some more arguments/support from the play. Any help/ criticism with what i have so far would be appreciated.
Sparknotes: writing paper concerning morality in Hamlet and i need some supporting arugments.