Hamlet As A Noble Prince In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

analytical Essay
1096 words
1096 words

By definition for one be considered noble they must have and show fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals that make them considerably worthy of the title that noble provides. If one is cruel, deceptive and downright barbaric nobody would think twice with their reply for if that individual was noble or not. In the play Hamlet, Prince Hamlet himself is often subjected to quite unusual circumstances that often lead the reader wondering if Hamlets reactions to these circumstances make him a man of nobility, or just one of insanity. Personally, I believe under the circumstances Hamlet is dealt, there is no question that Hamlet displays the characteristics of a truly noble prince.

Firstly, one characteristic that surely makes …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how prince hamlet is subjected to unusual circumstances that often lead the reader to wonder if his reactions to these circumstances make him a man of nobility or just one of insanity.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's unconditional loyalty to his deceased father and his memory makes him a great man of nobility.
  • Analyzes how hamlet shows he is a noble prince by his treatment of his mother, gertrude.
  • Analyzes how hamlet demonstrates the qualities of a noble prince by his approach to dealing with claudius.
  • Analyzes how hamlet shows his true noble spirit when it comes to the fair ophelia.
  • Concludes that through the exploration of prince hamlet's character we understand how noble of a prince he truly was.

Hamlet is almost positive Claudius killed his father and for that reason he wants revenge. Yes, revenge might not be a very noble concept, but the way Hamlet deals with it certainly is. Hamlet wants to make sure Claudius is guilty before he makes the move to kill and does not want to just be “prompted to [his] revenge by heaven and hell” (2.2. 571), so he sets up an elaborate plan to prove to himself that Claudius is in fact the guilty one. If Hamlet succeeds with his plan and is able to “catch the conscience of the king” (2. 2. 592) then, and only then will Hamlet make his move to get his revenge. The way Hamlet deals with this circumstance does indeed show how he truly is a noble prince because he is able to put his animosity and anger to the side in order to ensure he does not commit an act on somebody who does not deserve it. Some people would take the ghost 's word for it and do the deed, but alas good old Hamlet needs more than a ghosts word. He needs concrete proof, discovered first hand in order to feel comfortable enough to commit such a heinous act against his own father 's …show more content…

Hamlet and Ophelia have a very twisted relationship through the duration of the play. Neither of the pair will admit to each others face that they are in love with each other, but everyone knows they truly are. At times, Hamlet was awful and rude to Ophelia but we see at the end of the play how pure and true Hamlet 's love for Ophelia truly was. When Hamlet first hears of Ophelia’s death he exclaims with sorrow “What, the fair Ophelia!” (5.1. 27). He became clearly distraught and when challenged about his love for her he retorts “I lov’d Ophelia, Forty thousand brothers, could not with all their quantity of love make up my some.” (5.1. 255-257). This just proves the magnitude of love Hamlet had for her. For a man to express himself like that during that day and age it was truly something special. In addition, It is believed Hamlet might also feel guilty about the way he treated Ophelia, he might feel as if his actions might somehow have caused the death of his one true love. By voicing his emotions, Hamlet is showing just how much Ophelia meant to him and how bad he truly feels. Therefore, because Hamlet is so open with his emotions and is not afraid of what others might say about them it shows he is truly a very noble man with genuine

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