Death In Hamlet Analysis

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The Imagery and Evolution of Death in Hamlet “The very conveyances of his lands will scarcely lie in this box, and must th’ inheritor himself have no more, ha?” Hamlet’s realization in 5.1.88 is one of great weight and resulted in more deep thought on the concept of death. Throughout Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” the subject is deeply considered and consistent breakthroughs and new realizations are revealed through Hamlet’s character. The primary evolution of Hamlet’s understanding stands with the coping, dealing with the finality of death, conflicts with morality and revenge in its intimate relationship with death as it applies to Hamlet. Making light of dire situations has been a common human coping mechanism to deal with tragedy likely since…show more content…
It is important to notate Hamlet’s understanding grow here because it is a huge turning point in his outlook from here on out. As outlined by Saroglou and Lydwine in their article "Liking Sick Humor: Coping Styles and Religion as Predictors", dark humor is often used as a coping method in ark situations and through the assistance of complete realization that these people were gone from their bodies and completely gone from the world, Hamlet was able to effectively disassociate the corpses from the people that they once were and make light of the gravity of death that surrounded…show more content…
While clear concise answers were not necessarily brought to light, a general acceptance was realized regarding the things Hamlet could not ascertain definitive answers for. Essentially what this entire thing boils down to is simply this: Hamlet struggled overtly with the untimely murder of his father, he contemplated strongly the meaning of death and eventually succumbed to it himself. Revenge as noted before is, like life and death itself, a circular, repetitive cycle and can be expected to end in death; all life ends in death. Essentially, the more knowledge Hamlet gained about the subject of death the more his condition deteriorated, up until the point that he himself was not clear on the moral lines that seemed so clear when his father first died. The more he learned, the less he understood; the vast unjustness of life did not line up with anything he had known before and none of it made sense. Ultimately Hamlet realized that there were things beyond understanding which made his initial attempts in rationalizing his father’s death completely futile. Additionally this can be compared in contrast to Shakespeare’s acceptance of his son and father’s death and his eventual ability to move on from

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