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The Importance Of Revenge Tragedy In Hamlet

analytical Essay
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Hamlet is a revenge tragedy, written by William Shakespeare, in which the storyline’s primary motive is revenge. The story is complex and thought provoking. Hamlet provides a look at death, disease, murder, suicide, graves, and betrayal. Revenge tragedies offer no promise of eventual justice or happiness for the good people. In Hamlet, the highest levels of social figures were uneasy and plotting controversies. Hamlet was betrayed by his own mother and uncle. Hamlet’s uncle (Claudius) murdered Hamlet’s father. Claudius married Hamlet’s mother (Gertrude) in less than two months after the murder. Hamlet was made aware of the murder by a visit from his father’s ghost. The Ghost told Hamlet to revenge his death. Hamlet was shaken by this …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how hamlet is a revenge tragedy, written by william shakespeare, in which the storyline's primary motive is revenge.
  • Analyzes how hamlet proclaimed his love for ophelia through poems, letters, an emotional graveside confession, verbal statements, and acts of protection.
  • Opines that ophelia is ill at these numbers. they have not art to reckon their groans, but that they love thee best.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare used wordplay to confuse the reader regarding hamlet’s love for ophelia and the frustration that young virgins felt.
  • Analyzes how the tragic death of ophelia caused hamlet to stop his madness and express his endless love for her.
  • Opines that you should not have believed me, for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's love for ophelia played a role in keeping him from committing suicide.
  • Analyzes how hamlet wanted to protect ophelia's innocence by telling her to go to a nunnery. chikako kumamoto is an honor professor of english at the college of dupage.
  • Analyzes how hamlet proved his love for ophelia through written text, emotional graveside acclamation, verbal admissions, and demands of isolation.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's love for ophelia was dubious due to claudius' murder. he wanted polonius to know that he knew.
  • Analyzes how hamlet used his soliloquy "to be or not to be" to express his feelings to ophelia in 3.1.

The poem was written before the death of Hamlet’s father. Hamlet had no reason to lie about his feelings to Ophelia prior to his father’s death. This was a direct admission to Ophelia that Hamlet loved her. Hamlet changed his demeanor after his father’s death. Hamlet portrayed madness when Ophelia returned his love letters and gifts. The madness and mocking of Ophelia shows the reader that Hamlet had feelings for Ophelia that he was trying to hide. Cameron Hunt, who graduated from the University of South Florida with a Ph.D. in English, specializing in medieval and modern drama, has closely analyzed Hamlet’s love for Ophelia. Hunt believes that Shakespeare used wordplay to confuse the reader regarding Hamlet’s love for Ophelia. She also believes that Hamlet portrays the frustration that young virgins felt. “Scholars have long noted the presence of erotomania in the play, a disease that supposedly induced irrationality and distraction in virgins because of their lack of sexual intercourse. In short, they were made mad by being a maid. In Hamlet, both Hamlet and Ophelia, in one way or another, suffer from this love melancholy” (Hunt). Hamlet exposed evidence of an emotional attachment as well as a physical attraction to Ophelia. Wordplay in Hamlet shows the ambiguity between madness and sexuality is more than thematic; it is verbal as well. Hamlet verbalized his infinite love for Ophelia after she

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