In the final act, Shakespeare conveys that supernatural forces control the Elizabethan world as certain characters accept their fate without distress. Hamlet continually assures himself that there are supernatural powers and allows them to influence his actions. Instead of opposing his intuition, Hamlet follows it, which leads to misfortune for those surrounding him. This instance is illustrated when Hamlet accepts the dual and assures himself that the greater powers are in control. Hamlet does not fear the future for the sole reason that he knows it is destiny. He cannot shape his life into a desired form, and instead follows a path which he feels will lead to justice.
The role of the supernatural powers is not solely seen in the actions of Hamlet, but also in the individuals that have been corrupted by degenerated notions. Although Laertes is portrayed by some to be a great person, he is killed in the end for his depraved thoughts. He was planning on murdering both Claudius and Hamlet, but in the final scene, is murdered with his own rapier. Laertes was punished for his ill-conceptions and to follow him to his grave included Gertrude, Claudius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Every one of these characters committed to a cause that was immoral and was thus punished by the supernatural powers. They had no control over what their outcome would be, but given that they were committed to depravity, they experienced a destiny suited for such dissonance.
Shakespeare, William. “Hamlet.” 1564-1616.