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  • Hamlet - 720 words
    Hamlet He was great man and prince, with great potential and virtue. Another person whose virtue parallels that of Hamlet was Laertes, the son one of the Courtiers in Claudious's court. Both of these men also share the trait of impulsiveness, achieving spontaneous reactions when angered. In Laertes this revealed in his return to Ellisenore after his father's death. He returns with fire in his veins and revenge seething from his breath ready to kill the king. "To Hell, Allegiance! Vows, to blackest devil!". In Hamlet this is seen in his rash reaction in stabbing Polonious with his rapier. In thinking it was the king behind the aras, he lashes out and kills Polonious. In both cases the men hav ...
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  • Hamlet - 711 words
    Hamlet In Hamlet, Polonius is a well-respected and important person. It seems appropriate that he investigates and controls the behavior of his son Laertes and daughter Ophelia. He, as the Lord Chamberlain of Claudius' courts, is no longer a private person but a public one. What he or his children do has important communal, not just personal implications. However, if his actions and speeches are examined closer, it is evident that he is a limited and vain person who is overly concerned with his appearance and wears many masks to communicate with different people. By analyzing the speech in Act II, scene ii, 85-112 it is closely revealed that there are several themes, characterization and plo ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,545 words
    Hamlet Psychological Estrangement In Shakespeares Hamlet, the main character, Hamlet, is burdened with attaining revenge on his murdered fathers behalf from the king of Denmark, King Claudius. In attempting to kill Claudius, Hamlet risks enduring estrangement occurring within himself at multiple psychological levels. The levels of estrangement that risk Hamlets psychological sense of identity are religious estrangement, moral estrangement, estrangement from countrymen, estrangement from his mother, and estrangement from women in general. Hamlet feels self-actualized from following basic religious principles of living. This is shown by Hamlets refusal to commit murder thus preventing Hamlet f ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,467 words
    Hamlet Hamlet: Aha! Come, some music! Come, the recorders! For if the King like not the comedy, why then, belike he likes it not perdy. Come, some music! Guil: Good my lord, vouchsafe me a word with you. Ham: Sir, a whole history. Guil: The King, sir - Ham: Ay, sir, what of him? Guil: Is in his retirement marvellous distempered. Ham: With drink, sir? Guil: No, my lord, rather with choler Ham: Your wisdom should show itself more richer to signify this to his doctor; for, for me to put him to his purgation would perhaps plunge him into far more choler. Guil: Good my lord, put your discourse into some frame and start not so wildly from my affair. Ham: I am tame, sir: pronounce. Guil: The queen, ...
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  • Hamlet - 469 words
    Hamlet Hamlet First performed in 1603, Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark is probably the best known of William Shakespeare's works, and may well be the most famous English language play ever written. The character, Hamlet, is one of the most compelling characters to ever emerge from the pages of English literature. Hamlet has been the center of admiring critical commentaries. It has also developed a reputation as a difficult work to analyze. Hamlet features a very complicated character, with many complex themes, and presents the reader with a multi-layered text, which defies easy reading. He has been subjected to numerous interpretations and studies over the centuries, his actions and thoughts a ...
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  • Hamlet - 296 words
    Hamlet Hamlet The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right! Shakespeare profoundly epitomizes the dominant character in his play, Hamlet. In the tragedy, Hamlet is both a hero and a victim. At the start of the play Hamlet's character is an intelligent scholar who is admired and respected by the townspeople. The plot begins when Hamlet's father appears to him as a ghost and asks his son to kill Claudius, the man who murdered him, disrupting the lives of Hamlet and everyone in the castle. Hamlet is intensely emotional at this time. His mother's incestuous marriage to his uncle and his father's sudden death contribute to his grief. To make things worse, Hamlet ...
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  • Hamlet - 655 words
    Hamlet In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the author weaves a tale of deception, murder, and love into five dramatic acts. Maintaining a fierce plot of murder between both Claudius and Hamlet, in some way each leads to death in the end. Along the way, however, all the characters suffer form the slings and arrows of their devious measures. Claudius and Hamlet, being related by blood are both alike in the sense that they too are filled with an eternal drive to fulfill their goals by whatever procedure necessary. While Claudius wears a mask of a loving brother who now has to take the role of father upon his nephew, Hamlet convinces even his own mother of his insanity. Claudius refers to his nephe ...
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  • Hamlet - 884 words
    Hamlet Shakespeare decided to set corruption in Elsinor, a royal castle in medieval Denmark. Prior to the first act Hamlets' mother, Queen Gertrude is widowed to King Hamlet. When this tragedy starts, we are introduced to Marcellus, Bernardo, and Francisco who guard the castle at night. While on watch an apparition of King Hamlet appeared to them and they then knew something was wrong, the question is what should they do. Soon after Hamlets' best friend, Horatio, learns of the apparition and decides to inform Hamlet. Once Hamlet learns of his fathers return, he at once insist that he go on watch to witness his fathers' appearance. The next night Hamlets' father does appear and commands Hamle ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,690 words
    Hamlet One of the most unique elements of the Hamlet character is that he is so human. Many types of readers can identify with him. Hamlet is imperfect, and he is fretful. Hamlet has human properties, and it is his humanity that I intend to explore. Indeed it is these human qualities and imperfections that make his story so tragic. Another tragic part of the play is the plays irony. Irony is an important tool in the hands of the playwright to achieve both comical and/or dramatic effect. There is usually little reason for a tragedy to be funny, so Shakespeare has used this tool to add more tragedy to the play. I will investigate the nature of this irony. Also, I will investigate the types of ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,678 words
    Hamlet THe unraveling of Hamlet Hamlet (c. 1600) is perhaps the most famous of all the tragedies created by William Shakespeare. The main character - Hamlet -- may be the most complex and controversial character any playwright has ever placed onstage. Hamlet's erratic behavior poses a question: is he being rational in his acts and sacrificing himself for the "greater good" or is he simply mad? How and why does Hamlet move from one state of mind to the other? What significance does this have for the play? Throughout the play Hamlet goes through several different stages of life, constantly being in a tortured mental state, caught between love, grief, and vengeance. His different states of mind ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,678 words
    ... THe unraveling of Hamlet Hamlet (c. 1600) is perhaps the most famous of all the tragedies created by William Shakespeare. The main character - Hamlet -- may be the most complex and controversial character any playwright has ever placed onstage. Hamlet's erratic behavior poses a question: is he being rational in his acts and sacrificing himself for the "greater good" or is he simply mad? How and why does Hamlet move from one state of mind to the other? What significance does this have for the play? Throughout the play Hamlet goes through several different stages of life, constantly being in a tortured mental state, caught between love, grief, and vengeance. His different states of mind a ...
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  • Hamlet - 814 words
    Hamlet In the tale of murder and betrayal Hamlet, penned by William Shakespeare, displays an entirely different angle of perception from this famous author. This is obviously more of a satirical and dark play, while other works are more obvious in their feelings. The main character, Hamlet, is depicted as a sarcastic and depressed young man who is struggling with his father's untimely death and his mother's marriage to his uncle. Typical talk show material set in the Middle Ages. And in Hamlet, Shakespeare weaves cynical and morose tones within the character's lines. Within each act is a gruesome foreshadowing the sense that horrible events have yet to occur. In Act one, the imagery set fort ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,362 words
    Hamlet Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark and the rightful heir to the thrown of his dead father, should have been King of Denmark and would have been King, but his Uncle married Hamlets mother before he could claim his place. In the final act, Hamlet kills his uncle to avenge the murder of his father, but is poisoned and dies. If Hamlet had not been poisoned, survived the final act, and took over the thrown then he would of been the perfect Machiavellian ruler. Hamlet had all the attributes described by Niccolo Machiavelli to be a leader of Denmarks monarchy. In Machiavellis famous document, The Ruler, the leader must show that he is a good man, but when the time comes he must be prepared to act ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,167 words
    Hamlet THESIS: In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. the theme of this play is revenge. William Shakespeare was born in April, 1564 in Stratford, Warwickshire, about 100 miles northwest of London. According to the records of Stratford's Holy Trinity Church, he was baptized on April 26. Since it was customary to baptize infants within days of birth, and since Shakespeare died 52 years later on April 23, and--most significantly--since April 23 is St. George's day, the patron saint of England, it has become traditional to assign the birth day of England's most famous poet to April 23. Shakespeare's parents were John and Mary Shakespeare, who lived in Henley Street, Stratford. John, the s ...
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  • Hamlet - 304 words
    Hamlet Title: Hamlet Author: William Shakespeare Pages: 206 PLOT Hamlet, the prince of Denmark was very upset by his father's death, in the battle with the Norwegians. Then, Claudius, prince Hamlet's uncle became the king and married Queen Gertrude. Once, when prince Hamlet and his best friend Horatio were having a chat, the spirit of King Hamlet who was murdered on the battle with Norwegians, came and told them that Claudius was the real murderer of him. He poisoned him to death. Proving this was a difficult task. Prince Hamlet thought of an idea; he asked some players to perform The murder of Gonzalo which related to the murder of king Hamlet. While watching the murder of the king in the p ...
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  • Hamlet - 453 words
    Hamlet Hamlet appears to be insane to me in the play. There are many indications that persuade me to think so. Certainly, Hamlet has plenty of reasons to be insane at this point. His day has been hectic-he finally determined Claudius had killed his father, the chance to kill Claudius confronted him, and he comes very close to convincing Gertrude that Claudius killed his father, he accidentally kills Polonius, and finally the ghost of his father visits him. These situations are enough to bring Hamlet to insanity, but he remains sharp and credible. Hamlet is able to make smart remarks to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, comparing then to sponges, When he (Claudius) needs what you have gleaned, it ...
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  • Hamlet - 883 words
    Hamlet Hamlet In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare Two of the character's fathers are brutishly murdered. The first murdered character is King Hamlet who is supposed to be revenge by his son prince Hamlet. The second murder is Polonius who is supposed to be revenged by his son Laertes. Both Prince Hamlet and Laertes go to seek revenge for the death of fathers, however they will each use different methods to accomplish their deeds. Prince Hamlet has a meeting with the dead ghost of his father King Hamlet. King Hamlet's ghost reveals to his son, his murder by his brother Claudius. Hamlet is informed by his father that he needs to be avenged by the death of his brother Claudius. By this ti ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,793 words
    Hamlet 1. Claudius begins and ends the act by lying to Gertrude. Name FOUR other aspects of his character that are provable on the basis of what he says and does in this act. Is he still wracked with guilt, do you think? Just a brief note on how Claudius lies to begin. In Act Four, scene one, he tells Gertrude that he refrained from taking action against Hamlet because of his love for the Prince. In actual fact, we know from the King's speeches at the end of III.i. and the opening of III.iii. that the King has been planning to send Hamlet away to England for some time. It seems likely that at this point, he decides that he wants the prince dead. In any case, the general tone of Claudius' att ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,751 words
    ... Three, there are signs there that Ophelia is not unlikely to lose her mind. (Go here for that answer). I will confine myself here to what Ophelia's songs can tell us about her state of mind and to what Ophelia's madness adds to our understanding of madness in the play. We are told that Ophelia is mad by the unnamed gentleman at the opening of scene five. He says she speaks much of her father and then: Her speech is nothing, Yet the unshapd use of it doth move hearers to collection. They yawn at it, And botch the words up fit to their own thoughts... (IV.v.7-10) This means Ophelia's speech is meaningless, but this chaotic state makes those who hear it try to make sense of it. They are am ...
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  • Hamlet - 882 words
    Hamlet In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare Two of the character's fathers are brutishly murdered. The first murdered character is King Hamlet who is supposed to be revenge by his son prince Hamlet. The second murder is Polonius who is supposed to be revenged by his son Laertes. Both Prince Hamlet and Laertes go to seek revenge for the death of fathers, however they will each use different methods to accomplish their deeds. Prince Hamlet has a meeting with the dead ghost of his father King Hamlet. King Hamlet's ghost reveals to his son, his murder by his brother Claudius. Hamlet is informed by his father that he needs to be avenged by the death of his brother Claudius. By this time Clau ...
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