Essay about The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

1006 Words Sep 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Although defined as an individual showing behaviour which manifests into something wild or aggressive, crazy is a word that has a number of different meanings including being used as a derogatory comment towards somebody else in a way of showing irrational hatred. Hamlet, a novel is an adaptation of the popular William Shakespeare play The Tragedy of Hamlet written by John Marsden. The story tells of a young prince who is struggling to come to terms with the death of his father, the remarriage of his mother to his uncle, Claudius and the confusion for his love of Ophelia. After learning that his father’s death was a murder, Hamlet soon seeks revenge on his uncle at the cost of many lives. This essay will explore the reasons the young prince might appear crazy and reasons as to why he isn’t as crazy as people believe he is.
Despite the fact that according to Horatio that he has always been strange, Hamlet’s behaviour had become more eccentric after the death of his father. Throughout the plot of the story, we are shown a number of events that show how badly affected he has become due to his father’s death as this is especially shown within the start of the story when Horatio and Bernardo wonder about the prince’s isolation and vulnerability in the castle when they discover the ghost of King Hamlet. “The long climb to the prince’s apartment, up the difficult winding staircase, in the cold air... Why does he sleep here? He could have any room in the castle?” – (page 12).…

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