The Internal And External Struggle Within The Play ' Hamlet '

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The internal and external struggle within a person creates changes. The willingness to

make choices gives the individuals an opportunity to build a character or personality for

themselves. In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare the protagonist is in a constant battle

between his internal and external situations. This becomes problematic for Hamlet because

humanity has failed him. He questions human's existence from good to evil and for life or death.

Hamlet and other characters in the play face many overwhelming decisions and are in a

continuous conflict with humanity.

King Hamlet has passed away and his wife marries his brother, Claudius. He becomes the

new King of Denmark. Prince Hamlet is faced with troublesome news and an external problem

arises. Hamlet is mourning his father’s death but was introduced with his father’s ghost by his

closest friend Horatio. The ghost spoke about his death and how his own brother poisoned him.

Hamlet is controlled by rage and vengeance. And he says, “Haste me to know’t, that I, with

wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (1.5.30). Prince

Hamlet is consumed by revenge and is confronted by an internal struggle. Revenge has formed

Hamlet from doing obscure actions with other characters in the play. That led on to many

misleading assumptions about his actions and emotions. When he approached Orphelia, he

looked wild and crazy. Orphelia’s father, Polonius believed Hamlet was in…

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