Essay The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

1686 Words Oct 28th, 2016 7 Pages
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a popular play written by Shakespeare in the start of the seventeenth century. The play is about a Danish prince named Hamlet who seeks revenge for the death of his father at the hands of his uncle. Hamlet is told by the ghost of his father that he was murdered by King Claudius and that ignites Hamlet’s vengeance. This leads Hamlet to cause chaos in his kingdom as he confronts the people closest to him all while losing his sanity along the way. The end of story causes many deaths that comes from Hamlet’s desire to give honor to his father. In The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Shakespeare uses Hamlet’s interaction with other character 's to unfold his internal conflict while developing the idea that chaos is bound to rise from vengeance. One of the most significant interactions Hamlet has that unfolds his internal conflict is with Ophelia.In one of Ophelia’s and Hamlet’s encounters he denies their past, as it brings confusion to what is occurring in his head when he expresses, “You should have not believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it: I loved you not” (III, I, 115-6). Shakespeare does not bring the typical idea of a love into the play, as Hamlet demonstrates the complications of his want for Ophelia. It is evident that he is uncertain of what he wants as he denies ever loving Ophelia one second and expresses his once profound love for her the next second. The failures of their…

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