The play "Hamlet,” written by William Shakespeare, is about a complex protagonist, Hamlet, who faces adversity and is destined to murder the individual who killed his father. There are many conflicts throughout this play that plays a major role, especially towards the protagonist, Hamlet. However, there is only one central conflict that makes the play a tragedy. In the play, “Hamlet” the central conflict plays a major role which effects the author’s treatment of the conflict as a whole in many ways that can be interpreted differently.
Number of circumstances led Hamlet to his main conflict. Death of Hamlet's father and marriage of his mother to his uncle only within a month after the funeral hurt Hamlet's feelings and make him very upset and depressed . He feels betrayed by his mother's actions, and is very angry with her. He says about her, "..frailty, thy woman!" . A statement that demonstrates that he considers his mother's actions immoral and weak, which adds to his pain, making him disappointed. The fact that his mother is happy and doesn't grieve with him, makes him desperate. In his monolog he says, " Tis an unweeded garden [that] grows no seed". This statement demonstrates Hamlet's despair, emptiness and lack of inspiration to continue living because of how hurt he is. After seeing the ghost, to whom he promises to revenge the murder of his father, Hamlet's pain enhances even more. In addition, his girlfriend, whom he loved very much, obeying her brother and father, does not see him anymore .