Hamlet Cause and Effect Essay
“Always mystify, torture, mislead, and surprise the audience as much as possible (Roff).” Hamlet is a dramatic production written by William Shakespeare. “The play, set in the Kingdom of Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering the old King Hamlet, Claudius's own brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and marrying Gertrude, the King Hamlet's widow and mother of Prince Hamlet ("Hamlet”).” Shakespeare’s main objective was to impress his Elizabethan audience because entertainment through theater was extremely important to everyone in the era ("Elizabethan Theater"). Shakespeare successfully captivated an …show more content…
“Now, whether it be
Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple
Of thinking too precisely on th' event—
A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom (4.4.39-43)”.
This means that Hamlet recognized that he has delayed revenge too many times. The Elizabethan audience would have understood Hamlet’s careful thought process and procrastination on the topic of revenge because in this era “Church, state and the regular morals of people did not accept revenge” ("Elizabethan Revenge in…