Essay about Analysis Of ' Hamlet ' By William Shakespeare

1558 Words Dec 7th, 2015 7 Pages
What would you be willing to do in the face of betrayal? How far would you be willing to go to avenge a loved one? What unspeakable things would you do in the face of heartbreak? All of these questions are answered for one man. In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Hamlet discovers that his father has been murdered by his own brother. Hamlet seeks to right the wrong done to his father, but is faced with many challenges along the way, such as having his mother marry the murderer of his father. Hamlet attempts to overcome all of these obstacles, but, in the end, Hamlet eventually meets his demise. In essence, the forces of heartbreak, revenge, and betrayal play a pivotal role in Hamlet’s downfall.
Heartbreak and losing the people we love can cause people to act in rash ways, which is exactly why it makes the perfect start for Hamlet. In Act One, Scene Two, Hamlet suffers from the heartbreak of losing a father he truly cherished. The pain and grief Hamlet sustains causes Hamlet to go into a deep depression and leads him to think dark and suicidal thoughts. In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet proclaims:
Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt,
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew,
Or that the Everlasting had not fixed
His canon 'gainst self-slaughter. O God, God,
How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
Seem to me all the uses of this world! (1.2.129-134)
Hamlet wishes that God had not made suicide a sin because he would rather die than suffer through the sorrow and despair…

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