International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 261


Hesitancy as an innate flaw in Hamlet's character: Reading through a psychoanalytic lens

Abdul Mahmoud Idrees Ibrahim
  • Abdul Mahmoud Idrees Ibrahim
  • Department of English Language, Thadiq College, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Received: 29 January 2020
  •  Accepted: 18 March 2020
  •  Published: 31 May 2020


This paper concentrated on hesitancy as a character's flaw from the Freudian psychoanalysis focal point. Hamlet's uncertainty is especially identified with his natural complex which frames his oblivious love for his mom and his lethal abhor for his dad. Freud's ideas of man's concealed want for annihilation and eradication may shape the reason for understanding Hamlet's craving for death and suicide as demonstrated by his popular monologs. Ridiculousness and agnosticism in Hamlet's activities mirror the intrinsic human conduct and flaw. The paper suggests that Hamlet's play ought to be remembered for cutting edge writing courses for its lavishness in examples of general human conduct, for example, the recurrence that is natural to human activities on different events. Educators should expand under study's attention to the nearness of hesitancy and uncertainty as a flaw that can prompt pulverization as Hamlet does.


Key words: Character, critics, flaw, Freudian psychoanalysis, Hamlet play, hesitancy, tragedy.