The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare Essay

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The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare describes the drama of a young Prince, Hamlet, who is seeking revenge for his father’s murder. Claudius, King Hamlet’s greedy brother, takes the throne of Denmark by killing King Hamlet and marrying his widowed queen, Gertrude. The murder of King Hamlet is violent and evil, but it contributes to the greater meaning of the entire play. The ghost of the former King Hamlet has multiple appearances and plays an important role in telling the oblivious Hamlet about his murderous brother. Although, throughout the performance, the Ghost’s trustworthiness is an unknown factor in Hamlet’s strategic plan to cleanse Denmark of its corruption. King Hamlet’s ghost is indeed an honest ghost because he assists Hamlet in ridding Denmark of its physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual rottenness. King Hamlet’s ghost is an honest ghost because he assists Hamlet in cleansing Denmark of its physical destruction. Firstly, the whole country of Denmark would have never known the murderer is King Claudius, were it not for the ghost of the deceased king telling Hamlet about it. For example, Hamlet’s mom, Queen Gertrude, tells Hamlet, “cast thy nighted color off. . .Thou know 'st 'tis common; all that lives must die.”(1.2.70-75). The former wife of King Hamlet even comes to believe that her husband has probably died a natural death, not knowing that her spouse has in fact been murdered. Another physically corrupt element in the tragedy Hamlet that is…

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