Thesis: In the play, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare is described as a tragedy of revenge, through psychological origins of revenge, the styles of revenge during that period and the structure of Elizabethan revenge tragedies.
This article, "Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis: Tragic Alternatives: Eros and Superego Revenge in Hamlet.", written by Joanna Montgomery Byes focuses on the psychological origins of revenge and in what part does the socialized and/or individual superego play in creating the revenge tragedy in Hamlet. It reminds us that revenge is a mechanism in the drama that presents the cultural significance within family relationship. In this article, it presents that idea in which the inward tragedy is represented to
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In the article, THE RELATIONS OF HAMLET TO CONTEMPARY REVENGE PLAYS written by Ashley H. Thorndike provides a comparison of revenge tragedy to the plays the Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet. This articles investigates the relations of Hamlet to demands of the stage and plays of revenge. It states that there is three evidence to be examined to proof which Shakespeare's play Hamlet is a tragedy of revenge. Primarily, the dates of the plays must be examined to show that revenge tragedies were popular when Hamlet was first presented. As shown, between 1599 and 1694 it is evident that tragedies dealing with ghost and revenge were popular in the London theatres. It indicates that Hamlet owed its existence to the stage fashion for revenge tragedies. Secondly, in order to determine their leading characteristics they must examine the existence of the plays. Which is evident in the article that Shakespeare used plot, scenes and character traits is familiar with other revenge plays. Thirdly, Hamlet must be examined to determine to what extent and in what ways it was influenced by this contemporary type. As stated, other plays during that period also attempted to deal with the same theme. In conclusion, THE RELATIONS OF HAMLET TO CONTEMPARY REVENGE PLAYS clearly states the reasons of why Hamlet is a tragedy of revenge.
Through this article, it supports the topic