Hamlet Character Analysis

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Prince Hamlet plays the title character and also the protagonist in the tragedy Hamlet play by William Shakespeare. Born in and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, in Warwickshire, England, he was one of the greatest and most renowned writer in the English language. He was often referred to as the national poet, other than that he was also a playwright, an actor, and a poet. His works and collaborations consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, some few narrative poems and a few verses. Most of his plays have been translated into almost every major living language and have been performed more than those of any other playwright. He got married at the age of 18yrs and got three children. Most of his best and most known works were produced …show more content…
He exhibits multiple dimensions of a human being, and different people have a different interpretation of him which makes them understand him in a personal way. He appears different every time which makes it very difficult to define his character and therefore the kind of interpretation of his character that we get highly dependent on the way we choose to view. Hamlet is a complete character similar to a relative or a friend; he brings out a different kind of relationship with his audience every time they encounter. He is often full of surprises and he never tires to intrigue his audience who secretly endures love affairs with his …show more content…
He understands that he cannot blame social ills on just one person as he recognizes the decay of the Danish Society that is represented by his uncle, Claudius. "Man delights not me," and all the contradictions that characterize humanity continue to intrigue him. Hamlet is aware that of the ironies that the human endeavor consist of and he appreciates them. "What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!" He is keen to criticize himself using the observations he makes on the world around him. He admonishes himself and his failures to act and his weakness in as he speaks his thoughts out

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