Hamlet's delay is what separates the play from other revenge tragedies; it's also what marks the play as modern. All No Fear Shakespeare Titles. What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable; in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god: the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
Fortinbras deals by going out and conquering other countries; Hamlet, in contrast, only mentions the fact that Claudius has "popped in between the election and [his] hopes" in other words, his hopes of becoming the King of Denmark.
How will that knowledge help them better appreciate or understand the work overall? Furthermore, as Hamlet realized that he had only two minutes to survive, he really had nothing to lose; this is when he made his move to stab and poison Claudius.
Enter the Players. Will they not say afterwards, if they should grow themselves to common players as it is most like, if their means are no bettertheir writers do them wrong to make them exclaim against their own succession?
You might be asked to judge a character or group of characters Is Caesar responsible for his own demise?