Hamlet Graveyard Scene Analysis

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The play “Hamlet” is a play about a man driven insane by his own drive for revenge. A man who while reaching closer to insanity, drives others to insanity and to death. Even his own downfall is caused by his insanity. In act five of the play “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, the theme of death is heavy through the entire act. It starts in a graveyard, which are known for their presence of death, because that’s where the dead are buried. The theme of death is prevalent in the graveyard scene, also how heavy the death of Ophelia is through the rest of this act, and lastly the death of the beloved Hamlet. First of all, the starting scene of act five is in a graveyard, and this itself has death everywhere.
The scene begins with two gravediggers,
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When she first dies, Hamlet does not know of it happening, he was gone, set for England. On the other hand Laertes sees her right before her death and gets to hear her say her last words. He then has a funeral at the beginning of act five, and this is where Hamlet finds out about poor Ophelia’s death. Laertes knows who caused her death, it was Hamlet, he was the one who killed her father and left her by herself, this drove her mad, and her madness made her drown herself. This puts into question whether she should be buried with the good Christians. The priest says, “Her obsequies have been as far enlarged as we have warranty. Her death was doubtful; and but that great command o’ersways the order, she should in ground unsanctified have lodged.” Her death was not the death of a true Christian, because she committed suicide, if she were to have drowned, not by her own hand there would be no question about where she should be …show more content…
Hamlet has done many things to bring death upon himself. It started with Polonius, and that lead to Ophelia, and now he has their blood on his hands. This play is about revenge and it turns out it isn’t just revenge for Hamlet, but also for Laertes. Hamlet is challenged to a duel by Laertes, but what Hamlet does not know is that the blades have been tampered with poison, intended to kill Hamlet. Along with the wine that has been poisoned. The queen takes a drink of the wine. The King and Laertes now know, her fate is sealed by a drink of that wine. Laertes and Hamlet duel for a few rounds, and Hamlets mother falls and says Gertrude says, “No, no, the drink, the drink! O my dear Hamlet! The drink, the drink! I am poisoned!” She then dies. Out of rage Hamlet drives a blade through Laertes. Hamlet then feels the poison going through him and Laertes tell him that the blade has been poisoned and it was the King’s doing, then Laertes dies. Hamlet with the last of his strength drives a blade into the King, he says how he finished what he started and then

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