Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet ' Essay

1036 Words Mar 11th, 2016 null Page
No matter what time and era an individual is in, society has always created a set of rules, norms and values, in which every individual must follow and portray, that will define who they are. Due to that oppression, humans created duo personalities: who they are (which they hide) versus their false identification (what society accepted), to cope with the social ideals. William Shakespeare, known for his universal themes, demonstrates the dual personalities through prince Hamlet. Therefore, by consistently incorporating oxymoron 's in his speeches, Hamlet demonstrates that he lacks an emotional centre, through the use of his shadow self and his persona. With the sudden death of king Hamlet, the young prince Hamlet subconsciously altered his unconscious mind, in order to contemplate the loss of his father. Because of that alteration, it began to influence the behaviour and personality of Hamlet. On the outside, Hamlet created a character that many render as someone who is unhinged, which is socially frowned upon, but in reality Hamlets true nature, his shadow self was witnessed when he is alone or around those he feels comfortable with. For instance, whenever Hamlet becomes vulnerable, he lets out his unconscious mind, an example of this is found in act two when he stated, “what piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable […] and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” (2.2.299 – 304). That is…

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