I need help to write an assessment of the character Hamlet in Hamlet in which I must look at his moral and psychological strengths and weaknesses.
Hamlet has some major strengths and weaknesses you will want to touch on. First, his strengths:
-He wants to be absolutely sure that his uncle killed his father before taking revenge. Morally, this is the right thing to do: he does not want to kill an innocent man!
-Psychologically, he is strong because he hatches a reasonably intelligent plot to see if Claudius is guilty. He has the players act out a play like his father's death. This is a pretty intelligent and strong move for a person who just found out that his uncle/step-father may have murdered his father.
Now, for weaknesses:
-Once he does find out that his uncle is guilty, he cannot actually take action (although not killing someone may also be seen a moral strength).
-He does act crazy: whether is he or not is up for debate, but he acts truly insane.
-Morally, he uses people to get what he wants, which is wrong. He uses Ophelia.
-He loses his temper with his mother, who his father said was innocent.
I hope this helps!