Explain theme of delay in Hamlet

Explain theme of delay in Hamlet

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  1. The theme of delay is exhibited by Hamlet in his indecisiveness to put the murderer of his father to justice. After being visited by his father’s ghost, Hamlet struggles to discern between reality and hallucination.

    This confusion makes him incapable of thinking with clarity and he finds it difficult to act. The delay in action is highlighted by the fact that he only kills Claudius after being stabbed with the positioned sword first. It cones down to fate and destiny finishing its course than Hamlet seizing his own.

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