Importance Of Shakespeare And The Greatness Of Hamlet

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Shakespeare and the Greatness of Hamlet William Shakespeare is considered to be one of the greatest writers in our history. He was a groundbreaking innovator in his time writing plays that were completely different from what the world had ever encountered. He was the first to challenge qualities of human nature and examined the limits of language inventing new phrases that defied the norm. Shakespeare combined elements of poetry with a useful application to theatre. He was able to express human experience by verbalizing events in most people’s everyday lives. When it becomes hard to put something into words Shakespeare can be there to speak for you. Most authors from his century kept to one specific genre for example, Homer told stories of …show more content…
The approach taken by Shakespeare in Hamlet has brought to life various interpretations of meaning. Hamlets struggle to confront his internal dilemma was how to avenge the death of his father. This demonstrates the idea of how a persons state of mind can influence the decisions they make in life. What makes Hamlet so different from other plays is that it examines a complicated state of mind or consciousness. That intricate state of mind allows the reader to comprehend and formulate an opinion about the characteristics of the human thought process. In order to grasp the message that Shakespeare is trying to deliver through Hamlet to the audience we first need to understand why Hamlet continues to delay taking revenge on Claudius. Morality could be one reason why Hamlet does not take revenge when he first has the opportunity too. Another reason could be his bitterness and disappointment in not only Claudius but also in himself. Hamlet knows right from wrong and has a very strong sense of moral integrity but the want to take revenge is eating him from the inside and overpowering his moral consciousness. This is an example of moral perspective; we see some characters having the ability to take revenge without remorse while Hamlet has the eternal conflict in his mind of trying to do the right …show more content…
Polonius was the only one who noticed that his craziness was to Hamlets benefit by saying “though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” (Act II, Scene II) Although he was able to only act mad at the beginning it start really developing in his character and then it seems that he is no longer just acting that was but is really turning

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