William Shakespeare's Hamlet as the Most Known Play in the English Language

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William Shakespeare's Hamlet as the Most Known Play in the English Language Hamlet is without question the most famous play in the English language. Probably written in 1601 or 1602, the tragedy is a milestone in Shakespeare's dramatic development; the playwright achieved artistic maturity in this work through his brilliant depiction of the hero's struggle with two opposing forces: moral integrity and the need to avenge his father's murder.William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet. He is generally considered the greatest dramatist the world has ever known and the finest poet who has …show more content…
We learn that his mother's remarriage has almost broken his heart. According to Hamlet it is an incestuous relationship because his mother has married his uncle too fast. The queen tries to make him understand that death is common, offers philosophy, but Hamlet plays sorrow, his tone of disapproval is evident in Act 1 Scene 2, "Ay, madam, it is common."

Hamlet's passionate first soliloquy provides a striking contrast to the artificial dialogue that he must exchange with Claudius. The soliloquy is to reveal to the audience the reasons for his despair. The duplication of "too" intensifies Hamlet's feelings of regret. "Unweeded garden/That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature/Possess it merely." We see a lot of sickness imageries used.

Hamlet explains that, without exception Denmark is a well-tended garden, which was symbolic of harmony and normalcy, although he accepts weeds as a natural part of the garden, and more generally a general part of life, he feels that the weeds have grown out of control and now possess nature entirely. Hamlet's speech is saturated with suggestions of rot and corruption, as seen in the basic usage of words like "rank" and "gross", and in the metaphor associating the world with an "unweeded garden"

The nature of his grief is

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