Theme Of Corruption In Hamlet

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Corruption is a disease that over time rots the human way of thinking. In Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet, Prince Hamlet finds out about his father’s murder causing him to go insane and wanting to seek revenge. His new motive in life became to seek revenge, which ended up corrupting him and everyone around him. In Hamlet, Shakespeare discusses the idea of corruption in order to show how a corrupt life can turn our life upside down.
King Claudius was Prince Hamlet’s uncle who murdered King Hamlet for power. His corruption and deprivation of power caused him to commit a major sin. He even tried to ask for forgiveness but, “ My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; / words without thoughts never to heaven to go” (3.4.104-105). Claudius has

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