William Shakespeare's Hamlet Essay
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Hamlet is considered to be the greatest play ever written. The themes of the tragedy are death, madness, murder and revenge. The protagonist, Hamlet, like all tragic heroes, dies due to a combination of circumstances.
The revenging son Hamlet is grieving his father's death. Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, starts of as an admired and noble young man. However, fate and the turn of events lead the tragic hero to the depths of his fortunes. The tragedy starts with the death of the heroic King Hamlet. His brother, Claudius is the successor as King of Denmark and married the protagonist's mother. When a ghost of the late King Hamlet appears, Hamlet …show more content…
In Hamlet, Shakespeare has a theme of madness. Shakespeare's tragic hero, Hamlet and his sanity are still discussed. Many parts of the play support the loss of control in his actions, while other parts suggest the belief of an 'antic disposition.' Whether Hamlet is ever mad, ever pretending to be mad, or is considered mad by people at certain times is something which the audience argue long and hard. It is difficult to ponder the thought of whether all of Hamlet's insanity is an 'antic disposition.' The case would have been much more simple if Hamlet did not tell Laertes that he really is mad in Act 5, scene 2. In this