Throughout the Shakespearean play Hamlet, the audience encounters the never-ending temperamental personalities of Hamlet that make his character so complex. The tragic hero's character illustrates violent outbursts, all the while attaining the love of his audience. Within the play, the tragedy that occurs is not a result of any weaknesses or flaws in his character or any mistakes in his judgment or actions. The spectators see this character experience sadness, distrust, doubt, and despair as an eccentric individual whose mood changes erratically throughout the play. Using his quick thinking and puns, Hamlet expresses his feelings about certain situations. Hamlet's character portrays the most important and influential role in the play. .
Throughout the play, Hamlet experiences an immense amount of anger due to the circumstances in his life. Apparent is his dislike for his uncle, especially when he says, "A little more than kin, and less than kind (Shakespeare, I ii 67)"! In this pun, Hamlet is letting those within earshot know that he is not too proud of having his uncle, Claudius, as a stepfather and would rather have nothing to do with him. With the disapproval of his uncle comes the disobedience of Hamlet towards his uncle, "I shall in all my best obey you, madam (I ii 124)." With this response to his mother, Hamlet is acknowledging to his uncle that he will not obey or take into consideration any of his comments or actions that have anything to with him. Hamlet is very much enraged at his mother for marrying too soon after his father's death, and when she approaches that subject she says it was common for people to die, he responds, "Ay, madam, it is common (I ii 76)." In his response Hamlet means to tell her that she was common, without value and pride for herself. Insisting that she was as low and of inferior quality as she could have become. Hamlet believed she has degraded herself by marrying Claudius.