Revenge And Tragedy In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Shakespeare created a tragic drama “Hamlet” to entice his audience. Throughout “Hamlet” the audience experiences desire, passion and revenge, as Hamlet interacts with other characters. Hamlet is involved in revenge during the entire play, including his death. Hamlet’s father was the previous King of Denmark, who has been murdered by the current king, his brother. Shakespeare is able to portray in “Hamlet” a tragedy and drama that allows the audience to relate themselves to the characters.
At the start of the play, the audience is able to sense Hamlet’s unnerving feelings for his mother; which may allow the audience to better relate to Hamlet’s character. “Thrift, thrift, Horatio! the funeral baked meats Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.” (http://shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/full.html) Once Hamlet’s father is buried, his mother, Queen Gertrude, weds King Claudius; upsetting Hamlet as he
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While finishing up a conversation with Claudius’ friends Hamlet declares that he is not mad. “I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.” (http://shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/full.html) The aspiration that is allowing Hamlet to seek revenge for his father, also is allowing him to convince those around him that is in a sound state of mind. Developing a play Hamlet has the actors present a similar death to his father’s. Violently King Claudius reacts, providing Hamlet with the proof needed to carry out his revenge. Shakespeare allows the audience to feel a sense of justice for Hamlet as he is now able to prove to himself that his uncle did in fact murder his

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