Hamlet is the son of his father but he is not exactly his father's son. King Hamlet was a man of action; Prince Hamlet is a man given to long, ponderous thoughts about the meaning of life. Do you really understand the complexities of one of literature's most infamous characters? Be sure you do by taking the eNotes quiz over the character of Hamlet in Hamlet. Ten questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character's purpose in the play.