Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet ' Essay

1162 Words Nov 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Dov Seifman
Ms. Pollock
Shakespeare
November 13, 2015
Admiration of Hamlet
Throughout the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet possesses many complex traits that help to mold his character. Three specific traits that I find admirable of Hamlet are his loyalty, idea of justice, and intellect. I admire Hamlet’s values of loyalty idea of justice, and intelligence because these are traits that help shape Hamlet’s actions throughout the play. Hamlet’s loyalty and honor towards his father’s ghost, Fortinbras, and his mother Gertrude are what I admire the greatly in regards to Hamlet. This is because his honor and loyalty are what force Hamlet to make vital actions. Hamlet was telling his father’s ghost of how he will listen to his commands in order to put him to rest. He said, “I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records… / And they commandment all alone shall live / within the book and volume of my brain” (1.2.34-36). Hamlet said that he would listen to his father’s commands to kill King Claudius in order to honor his murdered father. His value of loyalty to his father shapes how he acts throughout the play as he eventually kills the antagonist of the play King Claudius. He again proves his loyalty when he is tells Horatio his dying wish of giving the throne to Fortinbras. He says, “But I do prophesy th’ election lights / on Fortinbras; he has my dying voice”(5.2.392-393). Hamlet proves his loyalty to Fortinbras, as he shows that after everything that has happened throughout…

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