William Shakespeare 's Hamlet - Hamlet 's Fate Essay

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Hamlet’s Fate In the book Hamlet, Shakespeare creates a character that lives in a world where outside opinion controls him. He should be able to distinguish the difference between fate and free will of his own accord but, because the ghost of his father drives Hamlet to abandon his own values and thoughts, he ultimately accepts a new outlook as well as a new way of life that was pressured on him.
Fate… the one universal thing that happens to everyone. Fate is “the development of events beyond a person 's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power” and fate has an enigmatic aura around it, like the transcendental phenomenon is drawing someone or something in and turning their world upside down. This happened to Hamlet as the appearance of a ghost. This ghost is a physical manifestation of fate playing one of it’s many cards. Hamlet believes that a higher power, supernatural being, or even god is behind the scenes working magic, twisting fate, and changing people 's lives. This entity whatever it might be, does change Hamlet’s world as well as the people around him. For our purpose this is the ghost of Hamlet’s father who died recently. The Ghost (Hamlet’s Father) appears to him and explains the mysterious way he came to pass. This is what the ghost reveals to Hamlet: Sleeping within my orchard,
My custom always of the afternoon,
Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole
With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial,
And in the porches of my ears did pour
The leperous…

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