Hamlet And Normality In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Register to read the introduction… His girlfriend, Ophelia has been specifically instructed to not talk to him anymore. He struggles with the death of his father and most likely loses sleep thinking about his meeting with the ghost and whether the ghost of lying or not. He even has to deal with the utter disgust he has towards the King and the Queen, disgust towards the King because he is possibly the man behind his father’s death and disgust towards the Queen which is expressed a number of times for not feeling the slightest amount of grief before marrying Claudius. He is pushed so far so that he contemplates suicide. In his famous soliloquy which begins in “To be or not to be” another side of Hamlet is revealed, one not previously shown in the play: “…To die; to sleep, No more, and by a sleep to say we end the heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to; ‘tis a consummation devoutly to be wish’d.” (3.1.60-64) Any trace of “normalcy” in Hamlet is essentially gone once his father asks him to avenge his death. While Hamlet is eager to take revenge, Hamlet is also aware that there are certain consequences that underlie killing the King. Because of this, Hamlet must change again to be more crafting and almost enigmatic. The events of the play push Hamlet further away from the rest of the characters and will result in his eventual …show more content…
He first begins as a sad, almost lonesome prince but by the end he has arguably “taken power” and does in fact get his revenge. The times when Hamlet demonstrates power and control are times when he defiantly responds “And how if I answer no?” (5.2.171) to Osric. It is clear that by the end of the play Hamlet is no longer the same sulky prince that the audience met In the beginning. The events of the play changed Hamlet in such a way that he was in the end able to exact revenge on Claudius. He changed in such a way that he acted insane in order to make Claudius think that he was not a threat, and he changed in such a way that he plans the death of his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Hamlet is a different man by the of the

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