William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is a play that emphasizes the revenge that the Prince of Denmark has for his uncle Claudius for stealing his father’s throne and for murdering his father; which is told to be true by the ghost of the late king Hamlet. In the beginning of the play, Hamlet’s true self is revealed; he was just a depressed and melancholic boy because of many reasons: his father’s sudden death, his mother’s remarriage to quickly, and his uncle taking his father’s place as king. He later finds out about this presence that is told to be his father’s spirit. He finds out that his father’s death was no accident but may have been done on purpose by his uncle Claudius. Enraged and filled with revenge towards Claudius, he let his emotions of vengeance get the best of his sanity, which then later causes him to make destructive decisions throughout the play. In the end, Hamlet,Claudius and Laertes are all pitted against each other in a sword fight with a sword dipped into poison. They all end up dying from being poisoned including Queen Gertrude. William Shakespeare’s development of characterization in “Hamlet” is essential in understanding the idea that death may cause a person to be indecisive about actions such as desiring to get revenge or justice.