Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark Essay

1643 Words Dec 21st, 2016 7 Pages
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a play written by William Shakespeare. The play is about the death of a beloved father/king and a revengeful son.
In the opening Scene Act one, after learning about his father death Hamlet returns home to not only be fatherless but crownless as his uncle is now king and partnered with his mom. He was visited by this ghosts which we are suspecting to be the soul of his dead father. The ghost that is suspected in being Hamlets dead father states “But howsoever thou pursuest this act, Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive against thy mother aught.” (Act 1 Scene 5 86-90) The ghost is telling Hamlet to not take out all this anger and sadness upon his mother for his uncle’s actions. Claudius is the main focus; I believe Hamlet is aware but is unsure what actions or steps to kill the king. Hamlet isn’t a dumb one either. At first his thirst for revenge makes him sound like a rabid animal who will do anything to kill. When Marcellus and Horatio first hear and see the ghost they tell Hamlet it’s all a fake and not to listen. That it could be some form of Satan. Hamlet explains that “Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life in a pins fee.” (Act 1 Scene 4 70-71) This makes me seem that Hamlet does not value his life, but he takes into consideration in figuring out more about the ghost before killing Claudius. Using his smarts from school and life Hamlet starts to question his actions and what to do next. During Scene 1 and 2 of…

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