Hamlets Conundrum Theme In Hamlet

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"That it should come to this!" (I. i. 137). This well-known quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, expresses Hamlets conundrum, in which Hamlet’s world starts to fall apart. It’s also the beginning seeds for Hamlet’s hatred of King Claudius (his uncle). Hamlet’s deep seeded hatred towards King Claudius derives from Claudius marrying his mother. The hatred also comes from the fact that he was the one who murdered his father. The quote is the start to one of the most important themes of the play; revenge. In Shakespeare 's Hamlet, the character Prince Hamlet seeks revenge and fails as evidenced through various images, death symbols, and poetic characterization?
Shakespeare is a master of using poetic lines throughout the book to create various images to express the overall theme of revenge. An example of his use of imagery is near the end of act two. In this quote Prince Hamlet is talking to himself poetically about revenge:
The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and
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According to Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom “Hence Hamlet’s disordered soul symbolizes itself in acts of destruction: he thinks so closely in terms of death that he can perform no life-bringing act. So thoughts of the King’s eternal damnation prevents Hamlet from the life-bringing act of slaying him as he prays.”(p.276) What Harold Bloom is trying to say in my option is that with Hamlet’s soul being so misguided by revenge and everything in his life is making him an unstable person, making him do things that he probably would not do if he had a clear conscience. Bloom’s quote is showing how Hamlet’s soul symbolizes his downfall, failing to enact his revenge that he wants to do so bad but can’t go through with it. In the case of symbolism Shakespeare included a lot of other symbols in it like in this

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