Throughout the play Shakespeare presents the characterization of Hamlet as a weak man who is bitter towards the women in his life. … This is mainly due to his mother, Gertrude betraying Hamlets father soon after his death.

Hamlet is melancholy, bitter, and cynical, full of hatred for his uncle’s scheming and disgust for his mother’s sexuality. A reflective and thoughtful young man who has studied at the University of Wittenberg, Hamlet is often indecisive and hesitant, but at other times prone to rash and impulsive acts