Hamlet By William Shakespeare 's Hamlet Essay

1874 Words Dec 11th, 2015 8 Pages
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of the most iconic tragedies in the English language. The story centers on prince Hamlet whose world changes around him from his mother’s infidelity towards her husband King Hamlet and the discovery that the King’s Brother Claudius killed his father. As the story of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, points out many issues, like incest, political livelihood, revenge, and mortality, the most important issue is Hamlet’s madness that causes his own downfall. When Hamlet meets the ghost of his father and plans to show the everyone that Claudius is his father’s killer in Act I. Hamlet begins to act differently to fool others into thinking he is harmless as he tries to find evidence that Claudius is King Hamlets’ murderer. While Hamlet acts mad the issue that is concerned is does Hamlet’s act of being mad cause him to become mad himself making him lose control of his emotions and cause his own death? Hamlet’s complex personality tends to put him in situations that could have been avoidable, and because he thinks over things he puts himself in situations that lead to his downfall while bringing others into the same fate. Although Hamlet is only trying to bring justice to his father’s death, Hamlet begins to lose grip on reality and starts to allow his emotions control his actions showing signs of him really becoming mad. In Act I, scene ii the story begins to tell of King Claudius asking Hamlet “How is it that the clouds still hang on you” (I.ii.66).…

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