The Prince of Denmark Seeks Revenge

The Prince of Denmark Seeks Revenge

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  • Date Submitted: 04/11/2010 9:03 PM
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As one of the most famous tragedies written by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, the prince of Denmark seeks revenge on Claudius, his uncle, who murdered his father, the King and married Hamlet’s mother, the Queen. Hamlet is a tragic hero because his irresolution and obsession becomes his fatal flaw and it eventually brings him to his downfall. On the other hand, Hamlet can be considered to be the best of men within the play because even though he is a prince, Hamlet is able to get well alone with the nobility; he never thought of himself as being superior from others just because he is the son of the Royal Family. And what is more important, Hamlet is always concerned about morals and values; this is the reason for his tendency of thinking too much.
's opinions toward the characters within the play are determined by his moral standpoint. As the play goes on, Hamlet's tendency of thinking too much causes him to become mad.
The first appearance of Hamlet is in Act I- Scene 2, he is mourning his father’s, the King’s death."But two months dead-- …my poor father’s body…why she married with my uncle, My father’s brother, but no more like my father…Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears…But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue" Hamlet cannot accept what presents in front of him. Not only his father’s death but also Queen’s marriage makes Hamlet immense sense of grief, obvious feelings of anger and frustration. The combinations of these emotions at the beginning tell us that Hamlet is a very complex and conflicted man. Hamlet’s contradiction personality makes him irresolvable.

Hamlet is so obsessed with the secret murder that he overreacts to those around him, rejecting overtures of friendship and becoming embittered, brutal, and even cruel. His antisocial behavior gives others good reason to fear him as a menace to the state

Hamlet's mental state is hard to understand due to the complexity of the issue and the variety of ways his actions can be...

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