Shakespeare and Humanity

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Before Shakespeare led the idea of humanity into his play, everyone knew what humanity mean, but not completely. Many writer, poetic, playwrights, and philosopher interpreted that Hamlet was the first idea to prove humanity in the play by Shakespeare. As interpreted Hamlet, Shakespeare show the idea of humankind, however he did not create the idea of humanity. Shakespeare use Hamlet as an idea of the complex working of the human mind and how human choose their decision upon on their characteristic. In the play Hamlet, demonstrate the idea of humanity by giving Hamlet all different kind characteristics and performance that can lead the reader to understand and to more aware of humanity. Shakespeare gave Hamlet all different kind of performance in the play to approach his meaning to the reader. In the play, Hamlet, "And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged. That would be scann'd: A villain kills my father, and for that, I, his sole son, do the same villain send To heaven,"(71). The way how Hamlet use these words to describe what is he thinking about the way of getting revenged for his father. In depth, Hamlet decide not to kill Claudius because Hamlet knew that if Claudius pray while Hamlet kill him, Claudius will go to Heaven instead of Hell. Also, Hamlet want his uncle, Claudius, to suffer more because of his father's death. This quote allowed us to seek more on Hamlet's action because Hamlet had to decide when to revenge his father's death. According in Shakespeare and the Invention of the Human, Bloom stated, "Hamlet lacks faith in God and in himself", this confirmed that Hamlet doesn't have self-consciousness according to his actions. However, Hamlet seem to have faith in God because if Hamlet don't have faith in God; he would have kill Claudius by the time when Claudius was pray on his knee, and wouldn’t care if he go to Heaven. The way how Hamlet's actions prove that humankind need to be self-aware of the choices that going to be in their life. We have to think beforehand, so we do anything out of control. Hamlet chose to let Claudius to grieve more so his uncle understand what he had sin (murder). Furthermore, Bloom believes that the reason Shakespeare invented the idea of humanity because Hamlet was "poem unlimited" where he has a lot of characteristic and has all the genre such as romance, tragedy, comedy, history, satire, and romance.

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