Prince Hamlet is introduced as a reflective, slow-to-act character. While he stays true to this characterization for almost the entire play, he does undergo a transformation by the end of the play. By the end, Hamlet decides that he is no longer going to deprive himself of the revenge he so badly desires against Claudius, so he kills him. At this point, Hamlet is existential. He is the only character who fights back against Claudius’s usurpation of the throne, and he accepts the consequences of his actions (. death) without a flinch. This final existential act is what qualifies Hamlet as an existential character in an existential drama at a time when existentialism did not exist in literature.
A Southern belle who was the darling of her small town's social scene, Amanda is now an abandoned wife and single mother living in a small apartment. She dreams of her past telling any who will listen about how she was this and how she had that. Next with her daughter she is so hard on her trying to make her like herself with all these "gentlemen callers" and having a husband. Also she is unbearable for Tom always talking about how he needs to do this and always compares him to his father, which really set him off. I think she does it to push the kids buttons so, when they do go off like Tom does in the story she can play poor me. So she can play the