Essay about Hamlet, By William Shakespeare

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In the play “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, the main character Hamlet experiences many challenges both physically and mentally that lead to his resolution at the end of the play. Hamlet develops into a distressed and deceiving character by the end of the play and has completely changed from how he was at the start of the play. He transitions from being a patient, quiet, and immoral young man but soon discovers the truth about his father’s death and the incestuous relationship between his own mother and the murderer himself. Hamlet becomes insecure of the many challenges he must face due to the hatred he now has towards Claudius, his father’s murderer, as the play progresses. The beginning of the play starts with an enraged Hamlet over the recent death of his father, King Hamlet. Hamlet is also full of hatred and greatly disturbed about the marriage between his uncle Claudius and his own mother Gertrude who decides to marry him within just one month after his father’s death. Hamlet becomes very bitter and distrustful towards this marriage when he says “O, most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets!” (I.II.156) The appearance of his father’s ghost who claims he had been murdered by Claudius quickly turns Hamlet into a state of shock who then decides to shake revenge of his father’s death but keeps thinking of reasons about why he should wait before killing Claudius which makes him become even more agitated. Ensuing his Father’s…

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