The Tragical History Of Hamlet

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William Shakespeare is one of the highly cherished brilliant writers of all times. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in English literature. Besides, he is a prominent dramatist, poet, actor and a playwright. He is widely acknowledged for his contribution in the drama and writing history as a fiction writer and his use of literal devices in his works. Among his best works are a drama known as “The Tragical History of Hamlet” or simply Hamlet. Hamlet is the longest of all Shakespeare’s drama which was written between 1599 and 1601.The play rotates about the main protagonist the Prince Hamlet. The play takes us through some devastating moments experienced by Prince Hamlet (Foakes 94). To begin, Prince Hamlet is studying abroad in Germany …show more content…
It happens immediately after Hamlet’s father visits him in the form of a ghost and tells him to take revenge over his death since it was not a natural death. Hamlet’s ghost father tells him that it was his uncle Claudius, now the king who killed him so that he would become the king and take his wife. The ghostly father leaves Hamlet a little bit overwhelmed with emotions as well as torn between two lines, whether to take revenge and kill his uncle, the present king or not. He calls it “foul and unnatural murder” to mean his father never died the usual death but instead someone killed him. The ghostly father soliloquizes saying “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life/Now wears the crown” In this instance, the ghost of the dead father spelt out the beans to Hamlet, that the actual murder of his father was his uncle Claudius, presently the king. Besides, the ghost father tells Hamlet that he was sleeping in the garden when a villain poured poison into his ear. This supports the fact that his death was unnatural and a foul murder. The ghost father states “That one may smile, and smile and be a villain”. Furthermore, Hamlet echoes his dead father’s words which add more insult to the wound which is already fresh in his heart. He is really saddened to realize that his own uncle Claudius murdered his father. Hamlet goes further to refer her mother as the most harmful and deadly woman “most pernicious woman” and his uncle as a “Villain”. This tells the audience that the Queen Gertrude was unloving and unfaithful wife to his dead husband while King Claudius is evil and subtle. Conclusively, the soliloquy is significant as it forms the basis in conveying the actual message being passed across in Act I of society rottenness (Pollack-Pelzner,

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