Hamlet Woe Analysis

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Tales of Woe
‘To be or not to be: That is the question’ An undoubtedly famous quote, that most misunderstand the true meaning upon first glance. Written none other by the even more notorious William Shakespeare in his tale of woe about a prince from Denmark, Hamlet. In The Tragedy of Hamlet the ghost of his dead father comes to him, telling his son to avenge him. The current king, Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, poisoned his father to claim the throne. Hamlet thus complies with this ghosts wishes, and sets off on a mission to kill Claudius. William Shakespeare sends the reader on a psychological adventure of the mind, pushing his readers to not only think but comprehend every step and move Hamlet makes that inevitably leads to his victory and his
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All the wrongs you could have done right, yet now there is no chance to, it’s devastating. We see Hamlet in this sort of shaken greif at his father's surprise death at the beginning of the book, “O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed. His canon 'gainst self-slaughter!” (Shakespeare). Hamlet continues this rant and its more than clear to the audience that Hamlet is grief stricken and in a suicide state, in the psychoanalytical world it’s called PTSD. This acronym stands for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, this is a stress or trauma related disorder that can develop from directly or indirectly experiencing death, serious injury or violence (Huffman). His father's ghost comes in to speak with him just a few scenes later, it has been said that victims of PTSD often hallucinate in order to maintain some sort of sanity with the pain and trauma they have just been through. Hamlet imagined the ghost of his father, to give him a sense of safety, that is father was still indeed here. Not only to make Hamlet feel safe but also give him a sense of purpose in the world, the ghost giving him a task so he could feel fulfilled with himself. That he could feed into that he helped his father one last

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