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Hamlet’s Revenge

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William Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Hamlet, is the story about the Prince of Denmark’s struggle for revenge against his murderous uncle, who is now the new King of Denmark. Hamlet is stricken blind with revenge and has even been considered mad. Hamlet’s fall into insanity is a result of many different, tragic reasons. Throughout the entire play, Hamlet seems to be a loner, with a lack of true companionship. Most everyone seems to be against him throughout the play. They mistrust Hamlet, as he does them. He does not fully trust anyone, which will ultimately lead to his downfall. Hamlet does in fact have a tragic flaw that may lead him to disaster. Hamlet has a tendency to over think every thing he does. With every thought and process he goes through he must have a reason of doing it the way he does, and if they are not done how he likes, he will not attempt the task. Hamlet is portrayed as intelligent. This is shown through Hamlet’s use of his obviously superior mind and knowledge to deceive most everyone in the kingdom. He is clearly more intelligent than any other character in the play, and to us, the most human. His intelligence does get him into a great deal of trouble though. He must always prove for himself every thing that he is told. He cannot take anyone’s word for granted. Hamlet is meant to seem more psychotic and delusional the farther into the play the reader gets. Shakespeare meant for this. Without seeming crazy, Hamlet would not have the opportunity of revenging his father’s death. Hamlet’s pseudo madness is the very means for his revenge.

Hamlet seems to be a loner throughout the play. The first time that this is seen is through Hamlet’s mistrust and even disgust of his uncle and mothers wedding...

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...mon theme in the play, and it plays a major role throughout Hamlet. It seems that no body really trusts each other. Hamlet has little trust in anyone, which could make it easier to follow through with his revenge. He doesn’t really trust anyone, and no one really trusts him, so there is nothing to lose. This is seen in life with friends. If you know or trust someone, you try harder not to hurt their feelings. If you don’t know them then hurting their feelings is not quite as important since you do not have a strong bond with that person. Hamlet uses these advantages he has to create a mad persona of himself, which is believable, to gain his revenge.

Works Cited

Shakespeare, William. “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Ed. Edgar V. Roberts. 9th Ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2009. Print

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how hamlet's fall into insanity is a result of many different, tragic reasons. he is clearly more intelligent than any other character in the play, but his pseudo madness is the very means for his revenge.
  • Analyzes how hamlet seems to be a loner throughout the play. the first time this is seen is through his mistrust and disgust of his uncle and mothers wedding.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's trust dwindles when he encounters rosencrantz and guildenstern, who were sent to him by the king.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's obsession with perfecting everything to what he wants is good and bad for him.
  • Analyzes how hamlet is the most intelligent individual in the play, and uses his intelligence to his advantage as much as possible.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's intelligence is the key to his plan. he caught the tricks of the king, knew of spying, and overcame all of these obstacles to get what he wanted.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's mockery to himself drives him to want revenge even more. mistrust is common theme in the play, and it plays a major role throughout.
  • Describes shakespeare's "the tragedy of hamlet, prince of denmark" in literature: an introduction to reading and writing.
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