We are born solely for the purpose to come to know God and you cannot perceive life from any perspective other than your own. When you trust God enough to put all of your faith in him you allow yourself devine happiness, peace of mind and a sense of relief. Surpassing any negativity, distress and sadness life may bring including the fear of death.
The Christian concept of life also requires full alert attention to avoid committing any of the Seven Deadly sins, including envy, wrath, and lust. In Hamlet, each character lives life with different intentions, that tend to change throughout the play. Hamlet revolves around evil when the audience is faced with the initial act that Claudius murdered Old Hamlet; and the seven deadly sins are present throughout the play. Claudius’ desire for his brother’s life ties directly into his sins of envy, the desires of wanting what someone else has whether it be status, abilities or possessions. King Claudius strived for his brothers position on the throne, his wife and life overall, and exclaims: Since I am still possessedOf those effects for which I did the murder:My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. (3.
3.54-56)Those who can no longer be selfish and direct their thoughts towards benefiting and loving the people in their lives become familiar with their overall life purpose and enjoy life beyond what words can explain. Life’s meaning isn’t recognized in receiving, but is found in giving.
Other sins against Christian faith are present throughout the play, Queen Gertrude has an ongoing lust for power and remarries into the kingdom after her husband’s death to remain Queen. She does not want to affiliate herself with weakness and wants to remain dominant in the kingdom no matter the circumstances, she may also not have wanted to be a widow. If the Queen did not remarry into the kingdom she may have ultimately been much happier; properly mourning the death of someone important to her and eventually flourishing as an independent woman, possibly avoiding her ultimate downfall. As opposed to following sin by pushing away the past almost as if her husband’s death did not occur and longing for more power. Hamlet displays the sin of lust, a powerful craving for sex, power, and/or money. He refers to a sexual fantasy with Ophelia when he says “That’s a fair thought to lie between maids’ legs.” (3.
2.108).His desire for lust pressures Ophelia and she remains in a conflict with herself on whether or not to save sexual activities before marriage, as recommended in the Holy Bible. Overall, Many Christian concepts of life are present in Hamlet, such as our duties to refrain from committing the seven deadly sins.
Consequences of sin in most severe cases is death. People who give themselves over to sin are likely followed by darkness and have a craving for more. They become further away from God, making it difficult to come to know the meaning of life. Many fail to recognize the simplest fact of all, anyone can seek serenity and overall relief just by placing all faith in God. Continuously being reminded that we should treat others with the same lawful respect we would like to receive in life. In fact, one can not simply be satisfied in trying to only make ourselves happy.
Selfishness leave anyone rather unsatisfied and with continuous thoughts of seeking even more power, pleasure, money, status in the attempt to find satisfaction and overall joy as we recognize throughout Hamlet.