The relationship between Claudius and Hamlet? …

However the fact that I didn’t know whether to root for Hamlet or Claudius fascinated me because such confusion had never happened to me before.

I think the contrast between Hamlet’s indecisiveness and Claudius’ decisiveness further made me fascinated by their struggle.

One main theme that arises in the Hamlet is the power struggle between Hamlet and Claudius.

He unlike Hamlet is not paralysed by thought and does succeed in what he set out to do.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly agree with the thesis statement: “The struggle between Hamlet and Claudius is a fascinating one” I was riveted by their battle of wits and intellect and by the good a bad qualities that both characters possess.


It also highlights the tension created between Hamlet and Claudius

This provides the audience with a contrast between the late King Hamlet and Claudius.

Topic Sentence #1:The main source of tension in Hamlet is between Hamlet and Claudius who are both striving toward their own purposes; Claudius is doing all he can to attain and maintain power while speculation arises from Hamlet as he works to avenge his father’s murder.