The Corruption Of A Kingdom Essay

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The Corruption of a Kingdom William Shakespeare is known for creating dramatic plays with sudden deaths and intense morals to show how people’s behavior affects everything around them. Hamlet is a prime example of dramatic deaths and the play’s morals are based on the lines of what is considered sane and insane. Insanity and corruption are vital roles in the play. Major events in the play are a king being murdered by his brother and the new King’s nephew going insane while plotting to kill him after murdering his father. Hamlet is full of death, decay, and corruption. Prince Hamlet ultimately causes all of the chaos by trying to avenge his father’s death and destroying the life of anyone that gets in his way. Shakespeare uses Hamlet to show that certain events can cause anyone to go insane and become corrupt. Throughout the play, Shakespeare reveals that each character is corrupt, lacks morals, and the overall consequences of their actions leads to the overall decay of Denmark and the minds of everyone in Denmark. Leadership is crucial in every kingdom, even Denmark; however, Denmark managed to find itself in darker days after the death of King Hamlet. The citizens of Denmark believe that the King was killed due to a snake bite while in battle, but if the citizens knew the truth, there would be chaos amongst everyone. The new King of Denmark, Claudius, is actually responsible for the death of King Hamlet and even marries Gertrude, which is King Hamlet’s newly widowed…

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