William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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The loss of a parent can have a traumatic effect on one. It can lead he or she to a place of sadness, darkness and depression. In Shakespeare's revenge tragedy "Hamlet", the passing of the King stirs up the same emotions in the prince Hamlet. Although, it would be the starting point of his journey filled with deceptions, murders and conspiracy. After a visit from his dead father as a ghost, and the revelation of his uncle's betrayal, Hamlet embarks on a path to avenge the death of his father (Shakespeare). In the midst of all the lies and deceptions, before his ultimate downfall Hamlet achieves his goal of avenging the death of his father by killing Claudius, while liberating Denmark from a deceitful ruler; his uncle Claudius.
The death of King Hamlet established a mission to accomplish for the main character of the play. After his visit with the ghost, Hamlet discovered his mission - killing Claudius. However, he was still doubtful if the information he got from the ghost was truthful. The story of Hamlet as the tragic hero who avenges his father's death begins here. Shakespeare has founded the play by displaying Hamlet as a innocent young prince who just lost his father. Furthermore, by indicating that Hamlet's own uncle killed his father, the writer employs pathos so that the audience automatically side with the main character and root for his success.
Hamlet's first concern before beginning his revenge was to protect both himself and his secret plan for revenge. While devising a plan to take down Claudius, he became aware that Claudius would become suspicious of him. Instances which confirmed this belief is when he found out that Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Ophelia and Polonius were used to spy on his actions by Claudius (S...

... middle of paper ... give up on my goals no matter the roadblocks ahead. Starting from a depressed prince who had lost all hope, Hamlet has overcome all the adversatives laid by Claudius. This lesson has impacted my thinking by motivate me to never give up on pursuing my dreams. Moreover, Hamlet's ability of confirming the information given to him by the ghost through the play has showed a valuable lesson of always judging for myself before acting. This type of thinking could easily identify any deception.

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