Hamlet As A Tragic Hero In William Shakespeare's Play

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Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare around the year 1600. Hamlet is the longest play written by Shakespeare. The play takes place in the Kingdom of Denmark and is about one of Denmark’s princes, Prince Hamlet. The story is about how Hamlet gets revenge for his father’s murder. Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, murdered King Hamlet and took the throne and married the queen. The struggles that Hamlet goes through to finally achieve his goal of revenge show the tragedy that he has to endure. Hamlet is a tragic hero of the play for many reasons. Hamlet is a tragic hero because he is royal, his actions lead to his failure, and he misfortune is not deserved.
 Hamlet is the son of King Hamlet of the Kingdom of Denmark. Being of noble stature, …show more content…
King Claudius sets up a duel between Hamlet and Laertes to settle the dispute. The duel ends in the death of most of the characters including Claudius. Hamlet finally instills his revenge for his father’s murder, but at great loss to himself with the death of everyone around him as well as himself. Horatio says, “Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince” saying goodbye to his friend whom he just watch die (5.2.344). Hamlet’s death is the conclusion of the tragic hero that he is. Not only did he lose so much throughout the play, but he lost his life in the end also.
 Hamlet went through many troubles in his quest to get revenge against Claudius for the murder of his father. He was justified in seeking revenge, not only because of seeking justice for his father, but because he was the rightful heir to the throne. The Denmark throne is still an elected position, but Claudius clearly took advantage of Hamlet’s absence and convinced the royal court to place him on the throne instead. Claudius thanked the court by saying, they have “freely gone with this affair along. For all, our thanks” (1.2.15-16). Hamlet debates wether he should seek revenge at all. He does not want to kill anyone, but it seems like fate is pressuring him

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