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Losing a loved one can be difficult, hard, and can even drive a person insane. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet death takes its toll on the entire royal family. When King Hamlet died, it caused Claudius to take the thrown and the hand of queen Gertrude. As soon as the King and Queen hear about how mad Hamlet has gone they discuss the idea of death and wonder if the thought of death or not mourning the made him go crazy. Claudius quotes, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies.
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He is a deep thinker surrounded by shallow individuals, and his “extraordinary mind” lets him react differently to situations than the people around him (Soellner 176). In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the soliloquies offer a deeper look into Hamlet’s state of mind throughout the play. Before the first soliloquy, Hamlet has come home from college to attend his father’s funeral and his mother, Gertrude’s, wedding. However, Gertrude has married the king’s brother Claudius, which was considered morally deplorable. He wishes that “…the Everlasting had not fixed/ His cannon ‘gainst self-slaughter” (1.2.135-36).
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Hero’s are defined by the actions they take, but they either live to see there fall or die heroically. One of shakespheres most memorable tragic hero’s Hamlet is the definition of a tragic hero. In the book, Hamlet, Shakespeare’s character hamlet is determined on killing his uncle the king. This goal proves to be challenging to him due to his morals. He often struggles with this throughout the book.