Hamlet, A Noble Prince

analytical Essay
1585 words
1585 words

The thought of knowing the secret of .your father’s murderer must be extremely agonizing. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, this the unfortunate tragedy the Prince of Denmark faces upon returning to his homeland. The historical play about Denmark’s royal family follows the basic outline structure known as the Freytag pyramid. Shakespeare implies the pyramid structure using the five acts, which builds the intensity of the drama before revealing the tragic plot. The play not only stresses his feelings and thoughts but also his philosophy on life after death as well. What action Hamlet doesn’t take in the beginning is as important as what he does in the end. Should this young prince eager to be the noble king some day, revenge his father’s unruly death? That is the question!

Returning home for his father’s funeral, Hamlet encounters many problems with the family leadership. The exposition in Hamlet is full of information, because the audience needs to comprehend the situation surrounding Denmark to appreciate some of the characters’ motives. The setting takes place at the King’s castle in Denmark, after a short war with their rivals in Norway. The conflict between these two countries is the background context for the tragedies that follow in Denmark. King Hamlet kills the King of Norway in a single ambush and upon his retreat home dies from a deliberate poisoning by his brother. Fortinbras, the prince Norway, in turn makes his own plans for revenge. Fortinbras gathers a group of evil men and sets out to return to Denmark to revenge his own father’s death. Opening scenes around the castle reveal the Demark guards on duty day and night, in fear of attack from Norway. During their watch a ghost appears as a symbol of trouble for the co...

... middle of paper ... all the chaos in. King Hamlet’s soul is left to rest in peace because Hamlet receives the military funeral he deserves and honor remains in the family name. The villain brother no longer remains in power and the story of evil acts are out in the open. The truth rains over lies.

Hamlet’s mourning about the death of his father and the remarriage of his mother drives him to madness. This is the main characters inner tragedy that Shakespeare expresses in the play. First he considers suicide but the ghost of King Hamlet sends him on a different path, directing him to revenge his death. Shakespeare uses Hamlet to articulate his thoughts about life, death and revenge. Being a moral character he must decide if revenge is the right thing to do. Shakespeare relays many scenarios of reasoning to the audience about mankind His hero sets the wrongs on mankind right again.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how shakespeare's play hamlet reveals the tragic plot of the prince of denmark returning to his homeland.
  • Analyzes how the exposition in hamlet is full of information because the audience needs to comprehend the situation surrounding denmark to appreciate some of the characters’ motives.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare sets the characters into play and what follows reveals the problems for the main character hamlet.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare expands the characters further to develop the circumstances related to the main crisis in the play.
  • Analyzes how hamlet questions the unpleasant deed of revenge and wonders if the ghost is merely the devil, but his thoughts turn inward to solve these ghastly matters.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare attempts to heighten the action for the climax when hamlet mistakes polonius for king claudius.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare sets the scene for the falling action by giving extra details that lead up to the main event.
  • Analyzes how the resolution of the play solves the main character’s problems. hamlet dies but not until he accomplishes his task to rid denmark of claudius.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare uses hamlet to articulate his thoughts about life, death and revenge. he must decide if revenge is the right thing to do.
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