The Importance Of Death And Death In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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The play Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a very intriguing tale, Shakespeare writes one of the greatest tragedies of all time if not plays. Shakespeare tells us the story of young man Hamlet who is mourning due to the recent death of his father. To make matters worse his mother an uncle are married very quickly after the death of his father. It so fast after the death, Hamlet put it as “The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables”(Shakespeare). The death is going to leave Hamlet in a very abstinence state of mind. This is until the ghost of his father appears to him and tells Hamlet the story of his death. The ghost tells him several things here, how he was killed and that he should take revenge on his uncle Claudius. …show more content…
The opening line of the quote is a big start. The opening line set a tone really on and trys to tell that when something is overdone it is an insult to it. That you are not being real to yourself or anyone. “Exaggeration has no place in the theater, where the purpose is to represent reality”(No Fear). The real lesson is to be oneself and not to try to act as someone different because you are just playing with your life. There is a really good example of this in the play. Hamlet is is madness has a very strange encounter with a girl named Ophelia. Before the death of Hamlet 's father Hamlet and Ophelia were in love. This strange encounter with Ophelia is one of Hamlet 's first communication with another person since he decided that he going to start acting mad. Hamlet is going in a sense over act here. He is trying see if Ophelia can be trusted. Instead she does not understand what Hamlet doing and thinks he 's mad in love with her. This is a good way to look at the quote and Hamlet is over doing what he is doing and can not get the reaction the he want from …show more content…
“Whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as ’twere, the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure”(Shakespeare). This part Shakespeare adds on the idea of to be oneself is the best thing you can do. That you need to be oneself in this lifetime because to live out your life as the person you were made to be is are purpose. Shakespeare tell that no matter who we try to be or change ourselves the greatest impact we can have on the world is to be ourselves. Being ourselves is going to be true happiness That eventually death is evident and there is no changing it. The ending of this is probably the greatest theme of the play. That is that no matter our actions death is imminent, there is a way of maybe delaying it or slowing it down but no matter what it is going to happen. There is a a great example of this in the play. Hamlet does very much feel that he hold the life of his uncle Claudius in his hands, that he is in the right to take revenge for the death of his father. Though he seemingly knows the play by play of his father 's death he 's is going to not act himself as he said. He is not following through on what he just and that is to revenge his father. Hamlet by delaying this killing leads to many people getting hurt or dying. His decision to

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