The Character of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s Play Hamlet-Prince Of Denmark

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The Character of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s Play Hamlet-Prince Of Denmark

The play “Hamlet- Prince Of Denmark” is one of the most renowned revenge tragedies of the world. Written by William Shakespeare, the play revolves around the themes of revenge and the conflict between appearance and reality. Shakespeare is one of the most respected and inspiring writers in the field of English Literature and several of his works have been widely adored and give off an aura of relevance till date. Shakespeare, as a writer of around thirty seven plays shows awareness of the rules of literary tradition by Aristotle stating that it is only the sufferings of noblemen and kinsmen that are significant to the world.
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Hamlet, being a scholar also shows an understanding of the essence of a complete man. He shows a vivid understanding on the subject and defines the Divinity in man when he exclaims, “What a piece of work is man.” Shakespeare gives us further references to mythology by way of Hamlet’s words when he says “in apprehension, how like a God.” Hamlet’s words bring out in the space of a few letters, the Elizabethan concept of perfectionism that contrasts his temperaments caught within an eddy of suspicion and vacillation.

Shakespeare has given lavish descriptions of Hamlet’s madness. Even though his madness is “crafty” it has been formed of disjointed thoughts leading to a disjointed mind. Shakespeare through Hamlet’s madness describes the intensity of his thought as he has not only “a father killed” but also “a mother stained” Several remarks have been made regarding Hamlet’s insanity and it is these remarks, which portray the different attitudes people have towards him. For instance Claudius motions from the word “distemper” to the phrase “turbulent and dangerous lunacy,” to suit his own frame of mind. At the dawn of the play, the cause of Hamlet’s madness seems to be the death of his father; therefore Claudius uses the mild term of

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