Dynamics between Family Members in Hamlet

The important thing ‎to see is the relationship between all the family members involved, which more or ‎less is the basic fundamental storyline of the entire play. Not one single ‎relationship seems stable, whether it is mother or son, husband or wife or uncle ‎and nephew. Everyone is just keeping up appearances, planning against each ‎other which ultimately lead them to their destruction. It goes to show how blood ‎and water really have no difference when people form their own agendas. ‎Without a doubt, the entire course of actions could have been altered had a single ‎relation shown a bit of the caliber that was required of someone in that ‎arrangement. ‎
Hamlet seems to be extraordinarily close to his father because even when ‎members of the court have stopped mourning the death of the king, Hamlet is ‎unable to let go. His mental stature is so deeply worn by this broken bond that he ‎keeps seeing his father’s ghost which tells him he did not die a natural death but ‎was actually killed by his uncle Claudius, the King’s brother. Reading between the ‎lines, it seems Hamlet’s inner nature did not trust his uncle in the first place and ‎his instincts were telling him that Claudius was behind this heinous crime. ‎Throughout, he does not vocally blame Claudius and keeps his thoughts to ‎himself, planning to take vengeance when the time is appropriate. He also ‎believes his uncle cannot rise up to the stature of his father, as he says: “So ‎excellent a king: that was to this, Hyperion to a satyr.” (Act 1, Scene 2) He ‎compares his father, a God, to Claudius as an evil animal (Greenblatt, 2002, p.227).‎