Is Hamlet's morality responsible for driving his actions throughout William Shakespeare's Hamlet, or is it something else?

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This is an interesting question and probably has to be answered with a "but," as in "yes, but...." We are almost always moved to act--or refrain from acting--by multiple things rather than just one thing, and the same is undoubtedly true of Hamlet in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. There is ample evidence that Hamlet has a strong sense of morality which drives his actions in this play; when his moralities clash, Hamlet is indecisive and hesitates to act. Ultimately this indecision costs many lives, including his own. Having a strong morality does not make Hamlet weak; in fact, it serves as his guide about when to act and how throughout the play. 

One of Hamlet's moral values is friendship. He is a loyal friend and he expects his friends to be loyal in return. Horatio is an example of a true friend, and Hamlet respects and trusts him enough to confide in him. Horatio is the only person in the play to whom Hamlet speaks freely, evidence that this is a true friendship. When two other friends...

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