Pg: 23. Print. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet Prince of Denmark. Great Britain: Penguin Books, Inc., 1970.
N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. Schute, Marchette. "Shakespeare's Plots: Summaries of Shakespeare's Stories."
17 February, 2014. Jamieson, Lee. “Who was Edward de Vere? Could Edward de Vere be the Real Shakespeare?” http://shakespeare.about.com/od/authorshipdebate/a/Edward_de_Vere.html. About.com, 2014.
Open Source Shakespeare. George Mason University, n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
Gertrude – Hamlet’s mother (and the queen) has married Claudius – Hamlet’s uncle. Everyone’s newfound happiness eludes Hamlet, whose grief is evident through “his inky cloak” and “customary suits of solemn black.” It is evident that the anomalous murder of his father has had a greater impact on Hamlet that it had on his mother. He praises his father, saying “so excellent a king that was to this Hyperion to a satyr” and expresses his disapproval tow... ... middle of paper ... ...for corruption motivates his action, however his deception is key to the plot and the hypocrisy of the court, which is rejected by Hamlet, thus becomes a feature of him, as illustrated through his antic-disposition. Yet, the fascination lies therein, because despite his deception, Hamlet impresses us as an extremely intelligent, courageous and valiant hero, but most of all, as a loyal son. He never acts without processing the consequences and it’s tragic that Hamlet dies even after all his contemplation.
William Shakespeare. New York: Washington Square-Pocket Books, 1992. Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Ed.