Eulogy for hamlet!
Laertes once spoke of Hamlet saying “His greatness weigh’d his will is not his own” The tragedies that have occurred in Denmark in recent time were clearly not the will of this noble prince Hamlet. People of Denmark. We gather here today to mourn the loss of the noble prince, loyal son and true friend, Prince Hamlet. But in his death we celebrate the life he lived and his achievements. We recall the time spent with him, both the good and the bad and to remember him as the person he was. The last request of me from the prince was this, “If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, absent thee from felicity awhile, and in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, to tell my story” Prince Hamlet still lays in all our hearts and in some way has touched the lives of all of us here today.
Prince Hamlet was the son of the great King Hamlet, one of the best kings this country has ever seen, and Queen Gertrude, our countries finest lady who also tragically passed. They say greatness runs in the family and it is a shame that we will never bear witness to what a great ruler prince Hamlet could’ve become. I am sure that all present here today looked up to Hamlet as a fine young prince, but I knew him as much more than that. To me he was the best friend a man could have, loyal, intellectual, and extremely trustworthy.
Hamlet was secretly deeply in love with the recently departed Ophelia, beloved sister of Laertes and daughter of Polonious, who are both sadly not with us. Hamlet loved Ophelia much more than he let on, and it is unfortunate that his inability to express his love for her may have played a part in her passing. Although he treated her with disrespect I know that he loved her more than anyone could imagine. Hamlet, I remember, at the dear Ophelia’s funeral, how you could no longer repress your love for her. “I loved Ophelia. 40 thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love make up my sum,”. Although Prince Hamlet...