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    Hamlet Play Analysis

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    Unexpected Rise of a Hero? Or Downfall of a Villain? Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Julie Christie, Richard Briers, Kate Winslet, Nicholas Farrell, Michael Maloney, Rufus Sewell, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams. Hamlet is perhaps one of the most famous of Shakespeare’s play written around the 1600’s. Over time the play has varied, however I consider this version I watched this afternoon directed by Kenneth Branagh in 1996 to be one of the best by my standards. Branagh passion for the play fueled his desire to direct an un-bridged version of the play. Captivating audiences of all ages. The opening scene is notified of his father’s unexpected death while away attending school in Germany. Hamlet returns home in Denmark to bury his father,…

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    The first thing that comes to mind when trying to link William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet with the concept of metatheatre, is the play which is staged by young Hamlet to confront his uncle Claudius with the murder of the old king Hamlet. Nevertheless, even though nothing qualifies more as metatheatre than this particular scene, the play-within-a-play is not the only significant device of metatheatre in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. There are several more metatheatrical plots that can be detected in the…

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    In the play Hamlet, there are three significant revenge plots that Shakespeare includes. Which subsequently all of them are keen to the plot and storyline. Shakespeare expresses this through the skillful use of diction and irony.Without hardship and determination these three vengeances would have never occurred. Before King Hamlet was murdered, he had killed the king that had once ruled Norway.”Young Fortinbras,Of unimproved mettle hot and full,Hath in the skirts of Norway here and there…

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    Was Hamlets actions justified? In the story Hamlet finds out his father has been murdered by his uncle and he needs to get revenge. Hamlet was told by a ghost of his father that he was murdered. His mother has remarried with Hamlets uncle months after his father has died. Was Hamlets actions justified? In the process of getting revenge he also treated his mother poorly, the main reason Ophelia died, and he delayed the revenge a long time, and eventually killed Claudius his uncle. His actions…

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    Most people live their lives based on assumptions made yet, we should be wiser and figure out the true intentions behind all these masks people wear. William Shakespeare explores this idea in Hamlet, a play about the son of the king of Denmark who was murdered by his own brother, Claudius. Claudius then married his brother's wife only a month after the murder and for this reason he’s not only the uncle but, also the stepfather of Hamlet, the prince of Denmark. Throughout the play, Hamlet will…

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    Feminism has gained a new definition a new understanding of female roles since the Elizabethan Era. Hamlet, a play written by William Shakespeare, is about a young prince, Hamlet, being visited by his father’s apparition urging him to avenge his death by murdering Prince Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius. All the while, Hamlet is enraged by his mother’s hasty marriage to Claudius and is showering his supposed love, Ophelia, with gifts and words of affection. Queen Gertrude and Ophelia are blindly…

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    Madness In Hamlet Analysis

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    The significance of “madness” in Hamlet In the play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the main character Hamlet experiences an irrational behavior of madness throughout this piece of work. While reading this play there is a question that crosses the reader’s mind of, “Is Hamlet going crazy or is he going mad?” The reader can often wonder this because of the way Hamlet starts to act as soon as his father dies and the actions and choices he makes leads the audience to think that he isn’t…

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    In William Shakespeare's work Hamlet , Shakespeare uses the ghost of the deceased king, a character with only a brief presence, to play a significant role in the plot of the story as a whole in multiple ways. The first way Shakespeare uses the ghost of King Hamlet is by first using him to play a crucial role in the development of the characters in the play This is especially true regarding Hamlet. An example of the ghost influencing the development of the characters in the play is sending Hamlet…

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    Being lonely can lead to overthinking and negative thoughts. Hamlet is done with life and he wants to commit suicide and being betrayed so many times by his closest friends and his family members. Hamlet felt that he doesn't have anyone to talk to and open up to he thinks everyone is fake and no one is real. He also felt that he's not being loyal to his dad because he didn't do what he was asked. Also, his love for Ophelia is too much and when you see someone you love change on you you'll feel…

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    Hamlet is a very smart man. He is not one to be taken as a fool. While Hamlet is planning vengeance on his uncle for the murder of his father, he had an idea to make people believe he was crazy even though he wasn’t. In 1.4 Hamlet comes up with an idea that is brilliant. While people are seeing him depressed and not himself, he decides to add some spice to the pot. After Hamlet is done meeting with his father’s spirit, he decides to act crazy. He is not insane, but he tells the guards that were…

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