Essay about Hamlet Is A Famous Play Written By William Shakespeare

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Hamlet is a famous play written by William Shakespeare. The original play is set in Denmark and is based on the revenge on the main character, Prince Hamlet, has upon his uncle, Claudius. The plot of the play induces dramatic irony, and context that targets its original Elizabethan audience who were consumed of social values and perspectives. In act 4 Hamlet states:
“Ay, sir, that soaks up the king’s countenance, his rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the king best service in the end: he keeps them, like an ape, in the corner of his jaw; first mouthed, to be last swallowed: when he needs what you have gleaned, it is but squeezing you, and, sponge, you shall be dry again” (Hamlet: IV, ii, 13- 19, Hamlet).
This speech depicts Hamlet’s realization that his own friends are being used by Claudius. From the speech Shakespeare uses similes and metaphors that trigger an effect on the audience. This begins to target the audience based on social values and perspective. This is because of the effects caused by the inferences Hamlet makes on social classes and how they are socially manipulated. Through Hamlet’s realization that his friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, are being used by Claudius, it enables Hamlet to make inferences on social manipulation, which displaces an effect on the audience’s social aspects.
Claudius sent Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to spy on Hamlet in hopes of receiving answers as to why Hamlet is depressed. The reason why the speech took…

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