So I got an assignment today to decide who became the villain in the drama Hamlet no Fear.
I decided that Claudius was the main villain. I will elaborate with the reading evidence that Claudius is an antagonist or villain. He is a shrewd, lustful and conniving king. Claudius usurped the throne from King Hamlet by killing, this was shown when Hamlet and Horatio performed a drama to satirize Claudius which caused Claudius to leave the drama. (Act 3, Scene 2). Then what made Claudius a villain, was marrying his mother Hamlet or wife of the deceased King Hamlet, Gertrude. (Act 1, Scene 2). When Hamlet killed Polonius, Claudius send Hamlet away to England, accompanied by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and with secret orders for Hamlet to be put to death when he arrives. (Act 4, Scene 3). After Polonius’s death, his daughter, Ophelia, went crazy and sank in the river. Until Laertes son of Polonius who lived in France returned to Denmarak with anger. Cladius convinced Laertes that Hamlet was to blame for the deaths of Polonius and Ophelia. (Act 4, Scene 5). Hamlet returned to Denmark because pirates attacked Hamlet’s ship en route to England and he secretly ran away, knowing this Claudius and Laertes planned to kill Hamlet in a fencing contest. In the battle Laertes uses a poisoned sword and if Hamlet does well, he will be given a poisoned wine goblet. (Act 4, Scene 7). In the end all died. In the point, Claudius really wants the main character Hamlet to die.
Assignments from the Introduction to Drama course, 2020