Essay about Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

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There are literacy techniques that show the character’s emotion, image, and in the Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”, it teaches a lesson. Throughout the play, the literacy technique shown most is the existence of foils. The author used the support of the characters to show foil events to enhance the play’s perspective. A foil is a character who, even though share similar situations and feelings, outlines the protagonist’s distinctive characteristics. In Hamlet’s case, he shares the similar characteristics and situations with both Laertes, the son of Polonius and Fortinbras, the son of the fallen king of Norway. The three sons of their murdered fathers all see a different perspective of their own situation and tries to even the score in a non-friendly matter. Shakespeare uses these similarities and differences along with the foils to show Prince Hamlet the alternate route that he could of have taken in his quest for revenge. This came to reason because of the relationship between Horatio, Laertes, and Fortinbras.
Horatio is one of the foils to Hamlet because of his opposite personality and his alternate view of life. Horatio is a scholarly man which shows that he’s educated and get less frustrated unlike the others. Horatio was more like a stabilizer for Hamlet throughout the play and this resulted in Hamlet being jealous of Horatio’s lack of negative feelings. In the early stage of the play, when the guards and Horatio first see the ghost, he didn’t freak out like others would,…

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