One of the saying in existentialism is that people are free to choose but they are resposible for thier actions and choices they make. This statement highly proven in the Shakespearen play Hamlet for example Hamlet must take revenge for his father and choices he make up lead to him.
We first find out about Hamlet’s desire to avenge is father in where he first meets the ghost of his father. When the ghosts says “Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her.” (I,iv,85-88) he is telling Hamlet to take his revenge for his death but do not lose his mind. This one the many choices Hamlet have to make whether to kill the new king of Denmark Cladius or just live life the way it is, he chooses the to avenge and he is ready to be responsible for choices makes. “So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word”(I.iv,111)
Another Choice that Hamlet made was at the church scene where he finds Claudius praying to god for forgiveness for his bad deeds “Oh, my offence is rank. It smells to heaven.It hath the primal eldest curse upon ’t, A brother’s murder.”(III,iii,37-39) After hearing this Hamlet had aurge to kill him “And now I’ll do ’t. And so he goes to heaven. And so am I revenged.—That would be scanned. A villain kills my father, and, for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven. Oh, this is hire and salary, not revenge.” (III,iii,75-80).
In The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Shakespeare uses personification, allusion, and a rhetorical question to advocate that the climatic moment of Act III is when King Claudius admits to the murder of King Hamlet because, by definition, it is the act that turns the action of the scene around, leading toward an inevitable conclusion. Shakespeare uses personification when King Claudius says ...
This is where he makes another choice if Hamlet had kill Cladius right there in the church while praying Claudius would gone to heaven and he had take responsibilty of gluit he would that he sent his father’s murderrer to heaven not hell.
After Hanlet finds out the Cladius actually kills his father he goes into deep depresion thus come the famous speach of hamlet “To be, or not to be? That is the question—Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,”(III,i,56-59) he think comiting suicide because he nothing to live for and yet committing it would be no good “ And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action” .This statement also show Hamlet was choosing whetehr to kill himself or not, if he does kill himself there wont know one to take care of revenge towars Cladius so he choose killing himself wont be good untill he gets his revenge.
The following example shows that the Shakepearean play Hamlet show a great amount of existentilism themes one being people must take resopsibilty for the choices the make and Hamlet shows this the best out of all the charecters in the play.