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  • Hamlet Fools Ophelia
    620 words
    When you play a part or a role to disguise your true character it harms you in the end. Hamlet's antic disposition was a tragic error on his part because it let to his eventual demise. Hamlet displays the antic disposition in order to fool Claudius, although Claudius is the only character to not be fooled. When Hamlet denies Ophelia his love, she goes mad and takes her life. Hamlet becomes confused as to whether he is insane or not. For these reasons, Hamlet's decision to portray an antic dispos...
  • Laertes Attacks Hamlet
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    ... to Ophelia's grave to take one last look, Laertes immediately attacks him crying for, "the devil take thy soul" (5.1. 258). If Laertes had analyzed his situation properly, he would have restrained himself from attacking Hamlet on the grave of his diseased sister. Laertes faces many negative ramifications due to his emotional behavior. Laertes ends up with many regrets because he does not take the time to think through his actions. The rage that Laertes so quickly adopted quickly leaves near ...
  • Claudius's Guilt To Hamlet And Hamlet
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    A Tragic Flaw Leads to a Tragic Downfall William Shakespeare's Hamlet concerns the murder of the king of Denmark and the murdered king's son's quest for revenge. Its main character, Hamlet, possesses a fatal flaw that obstructs his desire for revenge and ultimately brings about his death. This tragic flaw makes him a tragic hero, a character who is destroyed because of a major weakness. If Hamlet did not possess this flaw his death at the end could have possibly been avoided. Hamlet's fatal flaw...
  • Laertes Stabs Hamlet With The Poisoned Sword
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    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark I. a) Time: Sixteenth Century b) Place: Denmark c) Preliminary situation: King Hamlet, King of Denmark is killed. Hamlet the Prince's uncle, Claudius, receives the throne and marries Queen Gertrude. II. a) Initial Incident: A ghost appears to Marcellus and another guard who decide to inform Hamlet of it's presence. b) Rising Action: 1.2 Claudius, the new King, is holding court and thanks his subjects for their support. He then sends an ambassador to Norwa...
  • Hamlet Delays
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    There are many theories to why Hamlet, who plays the prince in the tragedy, Hamlet, delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius. Hamlet feels the need to murder King Claudius because he is convinced that his uncle is the cause of Hamlet's father's death. Even though the action of killing Claudius is not carried out until the very end it dictates Hamlets every move in the play. Though he does not know for sure that Claudius is his father's murderer, it is his obligation to prove that he is the cau...
  • Claudius Evil Deeds And Hamlet's Sick Thoughts
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    Hamlet's Love for His Mother Hamlet is seen as one of the most complex literary character of all time. The relationship between Hamlet and Gertrude can be interpreted in many ways. Hamlet's motivation for killing Claudius is not to avenge his father's death, but because of his love for his mother Gertrude. This is where the Oedipus complex comes into play in Hamlet by William Shakespeare. The Oedipus complex refers to the thoughts some men have regarding their mother or maternal figures. Many sc...
  • Hints At The Murder Of King Hamlet
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    There are three possible turning points in Hamlet: the players's cene when Claudius' guilt concerning the murder of King Hamlet is confirmed; the prayer scene when Hamlet forgoes the opportunity to kill Claudius; and the closet scene where Hamlet first takes action, but kills Polonius inadvertently. In the players's cene, the ghost's story is proved to be true, allowing Hamlet to avenge his father's murder. In the prayer scene, Hamlet misses a perfect opportunity to kill Claudius, giving Claudiu...
  • Hamlets Problem In The Play Hamlet
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    Hamlets Problem In the play Hamlet, Hamlet is described as daring, brave, loyal, and intelligent, but he is consumed by his own thoughts. Hamlet's inability to act on his father's murder, his mother's marriage, and his uncle assuming of the thrown are all evidence that Hamlet doesn't know what is going on in his own life. ' Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder,' ; demands the ghost in (Act I, Scene 5, line 23). The fact that his own uncle could kill his father leaves Hamlet crazy and confu...
  • Hamlet Stabs Claudius With The Poisoned Sword
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    Prince Hamlet is depressed. Having been summoned home to Denmark from school in Germany to attend his father's funeral, he is shocked to find his mother Gertrude already remarried. The Queen has wed Hamlet's Uncle Claudius, the dead king's brother. To Hamlet, the marriage is "foul incest". Worse still, Claudius has had himself crowned King despite the fact that Hamlet was his father's heir to the throne. Hamlet suspects foul play. When his father's ghost visits the castle, Hamlet's suspicions ar...
  • Play Hamlet
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    Hamlet's Tragic Flaw It is better not to put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Many consequences can arise when one procrastinates. An example of this is found in Shakespeare's Hamlet through the depiction of the central character. Although Hamlet is characterized as daring, brave, loyal, and intelligent, he is overwhelmed by his own conscience. The tragic hero is defined as one whose downfall is brought about due to their tragic flaw. Hamlet's inability to act on his father's murder, his...
  • Hamlet Of Claudius Crime
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    To Be or Not To Be In Hamlet is obsessed with revenging his fathers murder; destroying Claudius and it is evident in the play. This obsession initiates Hamlet's behavior. The reasons for Hamlet's obsession with exacting revenge against Claudius are fairly straightforward. The ghost of Hamlet informed him that Claudius killed Hamlet Sr., seized his throne and robbed him of his father. After the ghost informs Hamlet of Claudius' crime, Hamlet realizes that if he does not kill Claudius, he may fore...
  • Hamlet Swears Revenge
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    Hamlet One of the themes I found in the play Hamlet, was the way Hamlet seemed to hold back on getting revenge for his father's murder once he know who did it. After his father's death and the hasty remarriage of his mother to his uncle, Hamlet started to spiral into a suicidal frame of mind. It is in this state that he meets the mysterious figure of his father's ghost where he is told that it was his uncle, Claudius responsible for his death. Hamlet pledges to revenge his murder by Claudius who...
  • Hamlets Father His Own Brother
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    Why does Hamlet delay taking action against Claudius? This is a question that everyone want to know. We all know that Hamlet want to kill his Uncle Claudius as soon as possible. But why does he wait so long to sweep to his revenge? I believe that there are more than one reason why Hamlet delays before he takes action. One reason why Hamlet delays to take action against Claudius is because he does not just want to kill him, but he wants to damn his spirit. He hates Claudius so much that he is wil...
  • Play Hamlet
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    In the play Hamlet, Hamlet has many different personality traits. Three of these characteristics are that Hamlet is depressed, clever, and hesitant. Throughout the play you can see these characteristics in Hamlet many times. It is obvious that Hamlet is depressed in this play. His depression can be seen in Act I scene II lines 129-132, when Hamlet says:' O! that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew; Or that the Everlasting had not fix " his cannon 'gains t self...
  • Hamlets Lack Of Action Against Claudius
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    Storming into the palace and throwing accusations at Claudius, Laertes reveals he is impulsive. Laertes anger is due to the dishonor that has been inflicted on his family by Polonius murder. Claudius takes advantage of the sudden appearance of Laertes, by provoking Laertes into assisting him in plotting Hamlets murder. Shakespeare uses Laertes not only as a catalyst in the story, but as a contrast to the pensive Hamlet. Both men seek the same kind of justice but chose different paths to attain i...
  • Pirates Return Hamlet To Claudius And Claudius
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    Hamlet Summary Hamlet is the son of the late King Hamlet (of Denmark), who died two months before the start of the play. After King Hamlet's death, his brother, Claudius, becomes king, and marries King Hamlet's widow, Gertrude (Queen of Denmark). Young Hamlet fears that Claudius killed his own brother (Hamlet's father) to become king of Denmark, greatly angering Hamlet. Two officers, Marcellus and Barnardo, summon Hamlet's friend Horatio, and later Hamlet himself to see the late King Hamlet's gh...
  • Ghost In Hamlet
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    Hamlet is considered by many scholars to be William Shakespeare's masterpiece. Shakespeare has written many tragedies, comedies, and histories. His works have been widely produced around the world and are read more widely than any other author in the world. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon which was a small market town. He finished his schooling before marrying at the age of 18 and moved to London to seek his fortune in the theatrical world. William Shakespeare was said to have knowle...
  • Hamlet And Laertes
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    Synopsis of Hamlet Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark he came home to the castle in Elsinore from the University in Wittenberg for the funeral of his father the King. His grief and anger over his fathers death is amplified with he finds out that his uncle (Claudius) takes the throne and marries Hamlet's mother (Queen Gertrude) two months after the old King's death. The ghost of Hamlet's father visits Hamlet to tell him that Claudius poisoned him and stole his crown and his wife. Hamlet vows to his ...
  • Scene Of Hamlet
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    In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the protagonist Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, is deceived by many of his former allies, including his mother, Gertrude, and his lover, Ophelia. Perhaps the most deceptive of these former allies is Hamlets uncle, Claudius. Not only does Claudius kill Hamlets father, the King, but he also proceeds to marry Hamlets mother, Gertrude, and to steal the crown from Hamlet, the rightful heir to his father. In Act, scene of Hamlet, Hamlet accidentally comes upon...
  • Hamlet Spies Claudius
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    In the first three acts of the play Hamlet, King Claudius go through a subtle, but defined change in character. Claudius role in the play begins as the newly corrinated king of Denmark. The former king, King Hamlet, was poisoned by his brother, Claudius, while he was asleep. Claudius, however, made it known to everyone that the king died of a snakebite in the garden, and thus no one knew of the murder that had just taken place making his murder the perfect crime. The only problem that Claudius m...

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