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  • Depression As Hamlet
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    To be or Not to be 'To be or not to be, that is the question. ' ; Hamlet is eager to escape a life of calamity and disaster. He sees his life as a terrible burden, something he yearns to escape. The problem, however, is that death brings one into territory uncharted by tse still alive. It is not death that he fears for he perceives death as a release; the problem is death through suicide. Hamlet makes a philosophical approach to the question of whether or not it is nobler to endure life's hardsh...
  • Hamlet's Feelings Of Woe And Uncertainty
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    Hamlet What is mans' purpose in life Is there a purpose If there isn't, then is it wise to end it, despite the fact that there might be nothing better In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Hamlet struggles with these and other issues. He states that the question of life is "To be, or not to be... ". Is existence really worth the troubles of life In this monologue, Hamlet is wondering what is his purpose. He asserts that the only reason people endure their horrible lives is the uncertainty of what l...
  • Hamlet's Risk Of Feeling Estrangement
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    Psychological Estrangement In Shakespeare's "Hamlet", the main character, Hamlet, is burdened with attaining revenge on his murdered father's behalf from the king of Denmark, King Claudius. In attempting to kill Claudius, Hamlet risks enduring estrangement occurring within himself at multiple psychological levels. The levels of estrangement that risk Hamlet's psychological sense of identity are religious estrangement, moral estrangement, estrangement from countrymen, estrangement from his mother...
  • Ophelia's Obedience And Weakness As A Character
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    Ophelia In Shakespeare's tragedies, the characters all have flaws that eventually lead to their undoing. In the play Hamlet, the character of Ophelia is ultimately killed by her flaw. It is apparent that Ophelia is an obedient person but, upon closer inspection, the audience can see that she is not merely obedient. Ophelia's thoughts and actions go beyond obedience to show that she is a weak and entirely dependent character. Nothing that she says or does is a representation of herself but mostly...
  • Relationship Between Ophelia And Hamlet
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    A Man Without Feeling Is Hamlet capable of feeling? In Shakespeare's Hamlet the author creates a world of appearance vs. reality. Part of this world is Hamlet who becomes perplexed by what he must do: which is to avenge his fathers' death. However Hamlet is incapable of experiencing the feelings he should. Thus has to put on an act for everyone around him to appear normal. Another endeavor Hamlet has to deal with is his relationship with Ophelia. He chooses to disregard the relationship by prete...
  • Two Female Roles In The Play Hamlet
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    Hamlet as Misogynist During the period of Hamlet's life recorded in the play leading up to his death, he appears to have an abundance of relatively serious issues with the vital women in his life. Although Hamlet during this period has discrepancies with just about everyone associated in his life, men or women alike. There are only two female roles in the play Hamlet, this makes interpreting whether Hamlet is a Misogynist or not somewhat difficult. The primary female role is Hamlet's mother who ...
  • Rather Dependent And Weak Character
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    Ophelia lived and died with a set of self made chains on her hands and feet, only breaking free upon her death. Ophelia, a subservient fragile character sought approval from those around her, even to the point of sacrificing her own desires. Similarly, Gertrude a shallow character in the play " Hamlet" by Shakespeare, found herself feeling desperate and seeking approval in others. Both characters lives' were dominated by men rather than they themselves choosing their paths, and were portrayed as...
  • Hamlet's Anger And Depression
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    In Act II of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Hamlet's language and behaviour provide an apparent insight into his contrasting feelings of confidence and motivation, and anger and depression. Hamlet's anger and depression are due to his previous inability to avenge his father's murder and the corruption in the kingdom. The gradual increase in the intensity of these emotions comes through in the few instances in Act II where Hamlet appears to be conveying his emotions sincerely. Hamlet's level ...

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