Hamlet act 5, scene 2Does hamlet deserve the big ceremony in at the end of the play? Yes hamlet was a prince, but what other evidence proves he deserves it by using other acts in the play?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that Hamlet was acting in the best interest of his people, his family, and his kingdom all along.  I do not think that he was acting in his own interest only, or acting out of selfishness.  Look at his actions!  He was miserable and conflicted most of the time.

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First of all, he does eventually kill Claudius in revenge for his own father's death -- an act that was not an easy one for him to accomplish for personal and moral reasons. I also think that Hamlet's concern over the morality of the throne makes him worthy of praise in the end. He was upset over the murder of his father, but he was equally disturbed by the incestuous nature of the marriage between Claudius and Gertrude and actually has his longest scene in conversation with his mother, trying to convince to get away from Claudius.

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First of all, he does eventually kill Claudius in revenge for his own father's death -- an act that was not an easy one for him to accomplish for personal and moral reasons. I also think that Hamlet's concern over the morality of the throne makes him worthy of praise in the end. He was upset over the murder of his father, but he was equally disturbed by the incestuous nature of the marriage between Claudius and Gertrude and actually has his longest scene in conversation with his mother, trying to convince to get away from Claudius.

but what are some evidence that he does deserve it? where in the other ACTs show, deserves it

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