Hamlet: A Tragic Hero In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Did you know that Shakespeare did not write his plays? It is believed Shakespeare borrowed the plays from other individual. However, through the character of Hamlet, Shakespeare easily conveys his feelings about filthy things apparent in society, during his time. Hamlet is the prince of Denmark and its favourite subject. Hamlet as a Shakespearean tragic hero gets special attention, for his deep thinking and analysis of humankind and its actions. The sudden death of the king followed by his mother 's immediate marriage with his uncle disappoints Hamlet, for his mother 's haste for love just within weeks of her spouse 's death. Regardless of everything, Hamlet keeps calm and does not resent his mother, nor does he expresses his feelings of disgust …show more content…
Although, Hamlet loses his consciousness in the flow of emotions, his respect, love and concern towards other characters in the play demonstrate his admirable character. Hamlet is prominent for his role as a judge to evaluate the actions or significance of other characters, and remark them with respect in the play. Hamlet is courteous to respect his parents who are the cause of his existence and for his good upbringing. When Gertrude prays Hamlet, " I pray thee, stay with us. Go not to Wittenberg ", he obeys her advice and withdraws from his proposal of leaving Denmark (I,ii,119). Even though Gertrude disappoints Hamlet, he agrees to her plea, as the mother-son bond is strong enough to endure Hamlet 's annoyance at Gertrude. Hamlet sets his mother at the position of authority in his life. Not only this proves that Hamlet respects his mother, but …show more content…
When Hamlet sees Gertrude dead after drinking the wine, full of poison, he says," Drink off this potion. Is thy union here? Follow my mother.", which depicts Hamlet 's revenge to Claudius for his mother 's death (V,ii,321 - 322). Hamlet 's furious action of Claudius 's assassination justifies his love towards his mother, and due to the severe impact - both emotionally and mentally - from her death, he turns into a savage. In addition, Hamlet expresses his feelings towards Ophelia," I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers Could not with all their quantity of love Make up my sum.", showcasing his love in front of the world (V,i,247 - 249). Hamlet is comparing his love towards Ophelia being forty thousand times more than her brother, Laertes. Such exaggeration in Hamlet 's words suggest that he believes that no one loves Ophelia more than himself. Hamlet 's belief implies that his love for Ophelia is deep and boundless. Moreover, later in the play, Hamlet agrees to do anything for revenge of his father 's death," Haste me to know ’t, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge ", which suggest Hamlet 's desperation and passion for revenge (I,v,29 - 31). His intentions are a reflection of his feelings as he was close to his father and getting revenge for his murder is a way he can ensure his father 's soul is at rest. Hamlet 's will to free

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