Irresolute Loyalties In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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I find myself contained and confined, separated from the outside world. We were arrested for crimes though we felt that what we strived for was just. All that remains with us are fragmented remnants of a forgotten text or play. It is quite intriguing and is truly my only connection to the realm outside this cell. The content is contrived of interactions between characters named King Claudius, Polonius, Queen Gertrude, Rosencrantz, Gildenstern, Prince Hamlet, and Ophelia. Claudius and Polonius plot and intend to use Ophelia as bait to understand that which torments Hamlet. It is a very peculiar play and I am sure that it is not within its complete form. I believe that it is a commentary on the state of spies during the creation of nuclear weaponry. I believe Hamlet to be one the optimal agents that participated in the successful Manhattan Project. Through thorough reading and analysis, I deem this text to be named Irresolute Loyalties due to the duality of Hamlet’s mental state and the commentary it delivers on what it means to be human. …show more content…
No one understands where Hamlet’s sudden tumultuous attitude stems from. Claudius, who appears to be in command and power, questions his underlings to understand what is affecting Hamlet to such a degree: “And can you, by no drift of circumstance, / Get from him why he puts on this confusion, / Grating so harshly all his days of quiet/With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?” Disobedience is a new action for Hamlet and it is dangerous for a spy to lose loyalty to their commander. Loyalty is irresolute and there is no calm in the storm that is

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