The Transformation Of The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

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Shakespearean tragedy has been renowned for its intense development of their central characters. In the Tragedy of Hamlet, William Shakespeare creates a play which explores the maturation of the boy-prince Hamlet, trapped in familial turmoil, into a wise-clairvoyant king, controlling of his own fate. As the play sequences, Hamlet’s character transformation occurs as he slowly deduces the truth behind the tragic death of his father, and his duty in this inescapable quest for nobility and morality.

As the play starts off, Hamlet is introduced as a young prince in utter dismay after his father’s death. His uncle, King Claudius, taking the throne and marrying his mother, Gertrude, makes him doubt the strength of love and his mother’s morals.
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After being discovered for the murder of Polonius, Claudius sends him off the England in the hopes that he would be murdered. Of course, the clever Hamlet isn’t a fool to Claudius’s game. On his way there, his ship was docked by pirates, where he voluntarily took their captivity over death in England. He could not predict what would happen to him, but he supposed it was better than death. By way of divine intervention, the pirates escorted him back to Denmark wishing him fair travel. This interaction highlights the reciprocation of goodness through his strong faith. As a moral noble, Hamlet rarely deviated from the course of righteousness. This scene is Shakespeare’s representation of the just world hypothesis: good things happen to good people. This develops Hamlet as the divinely sent king representative of Denmark’s orthodox culture. When he returns home, he finds his beloved confidant, Ophelia, dead, and a bloodthirsty Laertes who wishes to slay him for the murder of his family members. Demoralized, Laertes jumps on his sister’s grave grieving. Hamlet, uncharacteristically, mocked this display of mourning: “What is he who grief [to Laertes].” This was not only an insult that angered Laertes, but also the divine forces. In literature across the globe, decimation in times of mourning are strictly forbidden, and Hamlet did just that. Of course, divine intervention would rank supreme in …show more content…
Even to his death, Hamlet gained more and more control over his fate. He began as a spoiled royal, reeling in his father’s death. As he progressed he became a clairvoyant young king-to-be. As the play grew on, Hamlet digresses from the course of righteousness, unthinkably decimating the dead and developing an arrogant paranoia that would lead to his death. Hamlet’s maturation is characterized by his views of right and wrong and his actions. Suffering was brought onto a spoiled brat prince, alleviated as he enters a righteous course to the throne, and he regresses in his final inspirations for the throne. Throughout the process, Hamlet was in full control of his decisions, and ultimately decided is untimely

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