Father's Behavior In Hamlet

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Although defined as an individual showing behaviour which manifests into something wild or aggressive, crazy is a word that has a number of different meanings including being used as a derogatory comment towards somebody else in a way of showing irrational hatred. Hamlet, a novel is an adaptation of the popular William Shakespeare play The Tragedy of Hamlet written by John Marsden. The story tells of a young prince who is struggling to come to terms with the death of his father, the remarriage of his mother to his uncle, Claudius and the confusion for his love of Ophelia. After learning that his father’s death was a murder, Hamlet soon seeks revenge on his uncle at the cost of many lives. This essay will explore the reasons the young prince …show more content…
Throughout the plot of the story, we are shown a number of events that show how badly affected he has become due to his father’s death as this is especially shown within the start of the story when Horatio and Bernardo wonder about the prince’s isolation and vulnerability in the castle when they discover the ghost of King Hamlet. “The long climb to the prince’s apartment, up the difficult winding staircase, in the cold air... Why does he sleep here? He could have any room in the castle?” – (page 12). When Horatio and Bernardo find Hamlet awoken during the night, we see that a black dog suddenly emerges within the chapter which was written in by Marsden to symbolise the relationship one has with depression. In this scene, Bernardo begins to become curious about the dog which leaves Hamlet and Horatio silent in their responses. This event sees Bernardo symbolizing society’s questioning towards the disorder whilst Hamlet and Horatio symbolize a victim of depression struggling to explain the complex nature of …show more content…
In conclusion, although Hamlet’s appearance show signs that he produces erratic behaviour, due to the death of his father, the remarriage of his mother and the constant pressures of dealing with his the murderous behaviour of his uncle, the prince’s behaviour only prove that he is struggling to deal with grief rather than completely losing his

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