Destiny In Shakespeare's Hamlet: The Theme Of Destiny

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Mankind for all intents and purposes has been fascinated by the concept of Destiny and particularly free will for centuries, or so they definitely thought. The theme for the most part was incorporated into art and culture since the kind of early ages, which mostly is fairly significant. At the center of every very great tragedy laid the struggle between the inclination to generally welcome fate absolutely and the particularly natural desire to control destiny, and Shakespeare particularly is no exception, which really is fairly significant. His play, “Hamlet”, for all intents and purposes is an epitome of the forces of destiny and actually human fairly free will clashing and fighting for control over actually human life, particularly contrary …show more content…
The love of Ophelia and Hamlet is legendary, however, it is not meant to be. Hamlet, after witnessing his mother marrying his uncle shortly after his father’s death, begins to scorn women proclaiming that “Frailty thy name is woman!” (Act one, Scene two, line one hundred and forty six) meaning women are inferior and weak. While misogynist ideologies were common place, Hamlet’s hatred of women is much deeper and darker than normal. The only exception is his beloved Ophelia. In a letter to her, he proclaims “Doubt thou the stars are fire/ Doubt that the sun doth move/ Doubt truth to be a liar/ But never doubt I love.” (Act two, Scene two, lines one hundred and sixteen and one hundred and nineteen).The saddest part is that even though they were in love, both were doomed to perish. Hamlet’s destiny forbad him from being with her and his refusal to continue with the plan and continuance of his “madness” is what kills her. Had he not killed Polonius, she would not have gone mad and drowned. Further proof over his love for her is when he disclosed to Laertes “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum” (Act five, Scene one, Lines two hundred sixty nine through two hundred and seventy one) Since she was already dead, he had no reason to claim his love if he truly

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