Essay on Analysis Of Hamlet 's ' Hamlet '

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Since the audience is paying more attention to Hamlet himself, a deeper concern emerges from Hamlet’s self-criticism. The audience has already been made aware of the fact the Hamlet’s life does not revolve around power, politics, or money. Therefore, Hamlet begins debating the meaning of life itself. Although Hamlet remains suicidal throughout the entire play, his main problem evolves into the failing relationships surrounding him. His existentialist view portrays that to live a life of purpose is to maintain good ties with others and to uphold social values. Unfortunately, when Hamlet puts on his crazy act, his most dear relationships suffer a great demise. The aforementioned identity crisis now becomes part of the complex problem involving the relationships in Hamlet’s life. One of the most important bridges between the two crises is Hamlet’s love for Ophelia. The fact that Hamlet does not have a royal and ruling mindset has already been established. However, it is apparent that Hamlet desires the qualities of a ruler to be able to take action when necessary. At the same time, Polonius forbids Ophelia to be with Hamlet under the circumstance that he is a royal and will always have to put matters of state before love (1.3.115-135). The irony in this is clear: Polonius is assuming that Hamlet has royal duties to fulfil, while Hamlet only wants the characteristics of a ruler and can’t actually be one. At the end of the day, however, Hamlet does not know why Ophelia is…

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