While I do not believe Hamlet is as bad as Orson makes him out to be, I do think Welles Fan that he is right on both of those points...
Now might I do it pat, now a is a-praying,
And now I'll do't. And so a goes to heaven,
And so I am revenged. That would be scanned.
A villain kills my father, and for that
I, his sole son, do this same villain send
Why, this is not revenge,
A took my father grossly, full of bread,
With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May;
And how this audit stands, who knows save heaven?
But in our circumstance and course of thought,
'Tis heavy with him; and am I then revenged,
To take him in the purging of his soul,
When he is fit and seasoned for his passage?
Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent.
When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage,
Or in the' incestuous pleasure of his bed,
At game a-swearing, or about some act
That has no salvation in in't ---
Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven,
And that his soul may be as damned and black
As hell, whereto it goes. My mother stays.
This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.
Hamlet has the belief that if he kills his uncle while he is praying, the king is primed to go to heaven...but if Hamlet kills him while he(his uncle the king) is engaging in a sinful act, he(his uncle the king) is more likely to go to hell
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern aren't villains...they loved Hamlet and knew nothing of the King's evil deeds; they thought by obeying his orders and taking Hamlet to England that they were just helping the situation. They knew not that he was to be murdered. Hamlet has no proof that they are part of the King's plot and that they know that he is to be killed upon their arrival to England (and really should know better than to think that, if he in fact does)....If he can change the King's request so easily, why doesn't he change it to something non-violent??? If he believes they are knowing of their luring him to death then he is foolish, and if he just needs to put someone in his place to die instead he is a jerk---no one needed to die at all, much less two of his good friends