Essay Who is Hamlet in Hamlet?
Hamlet in Shakespeare’s tragic drama Hamlet is a problematical character indeed. But the reader who approaches this hero with the proper point of view is far ahead of the reader who doesn’t. This essay hopes to properly interpret this most memorable of Shakespeare’s characters.
Louis B. Wright and Virginia A. LaMar in “Hamlet: A Man Who Thinks Before He Acts” describe precisely the perspective that a reader or viewer would find most helpful in solving the “Hamlet problem”:
Much of the vast literature on this play has concentrated on the interpretation of Hamlet’s character, particularly in attempting to explain his inability to take decisive action, his treatment of Ophelia, his madness, real or …show more content…
Frailty, thy name is woman!--
A little month, or ere those shoes were old
With which she follow'd my poor father's body,
Like Niobe, all tears:--why she, even she--
O, God! a beast, that wants discourse of reason,
Would have mourn'd