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Nobility In Hamlet

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The Shakespearean era started when William Shakespeare started his writing. This coincided with the Elizabethan Age. Both of these eras display many of the same characteristics and themes. The exception being the Shakespearean era ended in 1613 when he wrote his last play, The Two Noble Kinsmen, rather than 1603 when the Elizabethan Age ended. When Hamlet was written, 1599-1601, both eras were still going on. This paper is going to approach the themes of the Shakespearean era, and explain them through the work: Hamlet. The areas that will be analyzed through this paper are nobility, revenge, and insanity of the mind, mortality, and religion in tragedies of the Shakespearean era. This paper will prove that Hamlet embodies the major elements…show more content…
Nobility of the mind is brought up often within the work of Hamlet. To be noble of the mind is the have a good moral. When the ghost speaks to Prince Hamlet and refers to him as “thou noble youth,” it exhibits how people see Hamlet as a noble man. Hamlet cares about his family and the respect for his father so much that he refuses to accept his uncle did not kill his father. He goes above and beyond, pretending to be insane, to vengeance for his father’s death. This proves how much he cares and how good his morals are. Even when Hamlet passed on, he got noted as a morally good person when Horatio commented, “Now cracks a noble heart.” (Act 5, Scene…show more content…
But since he was elected, there was not much he could do. King Claudius was not a noble man. He just won his votes from parliament. This is portrayed in scene two of act five, when Hamlet says “He that hath killed my king and whored my mother, popped in between th’ election and my hopes, thrown out his angle for my proper life.” King Claudius has all the opposite qualities of moral. He states how he did all of the wrong just for his own personal gain in scene three of act one when he says “Of those effects for which I did the murder: My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen.” He was selfish, and that is not what nobility of the mind is
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