Sajid Malik In: Drama Explain Hamlet’s hesitation in hamlet Explain Hamlet’s hesitation in hamlet HamletShakespeare 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 2 Questions 268 Answers 120 Best Answers 1,299 Points View Profile Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 29, 2019 at 7:20 am Hamlet is instructed by the ghost of his dead father to avenge his murder by Claudius. Since Hamlet is the only person to hear the ghost speak, he is never too sure about his sanity and delays exacting revenge. He gets multiple opportunists like when Claudius is praying etc to finish the job but he hesitates. His hesitation is two fold- he does not know if Clausius is truly guilty and if he is sane enough to rely on his thoughts. Secondly, Hamlet does not know whether murder is the right course of action, This mental struggle is depicted by his hesitation to act one way or the other. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.