Anger is a necessary stage of the healing process. It is important to feel anger, even though it may seem endless, because it allows emotions to be released instead of being trapped inside like a bottle waiting to explode. Hamlet undergoes this stage as his mother, Queen Gertrude, remarries immediately after his father’s death, King Hamlet. He states that “Within a month, ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears had left the flushing in her galled eyes, she married” (1.2.155-158). This quote exhibits Hamlet’s anger towards his mother because he does not believe she feels sad by his father’s death as he refers to her tears as ‘insincere’ and she remarries within a month. According to SAVE, “the circumstances surrounding the death are extremely important in determining how we are goi...
... middle of paper ...
... accepts his feelings towards Ophelia when she passes away. Lastly, Hamlet accepts that he will not be able to carry out the roots of being a king as he is dying. He says to Horatio, “I do prophesy th’ election lights/on Fortinbras; he has my dying voice” (5.2.380-381). Just as a person has a will testimony before they pass away, so to does Hamlet, as he desires Fortinbras to become King. One can see that Hamlet fulfills the last stage of the grief cycle, acceptance.
Through the death of Hamlet’s father, Shakespeare shows how one tragedy can lead to many stages of grief as well as the downfall of the character. Throughout the novel, Hamlet journeys through the grieving process in the stage of anger, depression, and acceptance. Elisabeth Kubler Ross states, “The purpose of life is more than these stages….it is not just about the life lost but also the life lived”
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- ... Individuals grieve in different ways, and there is nothing wrong with that. During the book, she tried to do things familiar to her and her husband. In an attempt to keep him alive, that is perfectly normal. It felt like she wrote the book to justify her feelings on her husband’s death. People assume there is a right and wrong way to grieve, and that is not the case. I believe to book highlights on how individuals grieve differently. The author’s daughter had a different grieving experience than her mother, most likely.... [tags: grieving process, loss]
847 words (2.4 pages)
- Introduction My journey to nursing began with my personal healthcare experience, and has continued to evolve since entering the nursing program at State University. My personal philosophy of nursing is related my life experience and my personal philosophy of life. Using reflection-on-action, I have begun to understand the influences that have lead me to nursing. I discovered client and family centered care to be an important quality when I look at the influential nurses in my life. To develop a positive therapeutic nurse-client relationship, nurses must integrate all 5 dimensions of the therapeutic nurse-client relationship into their practice (CNO, 2006).... [tags: my nursing journey, My Philosophy of Nursing ]
2352 words (6.7 pages)
- Mourning and Melancholia After a tragic loss someone will go through a grieving process that will either be constructive or destructive. Mourning is a period of time when the person experiencing this loss begins to search for reconciliation and a way to deal with the sadness. They will attempt to move on, forgive and forget, the past. Freud wrote that mourning is a normal reaction to the loss of a love object, which is consciously known and identifiable. People mourning will express their sadness but will be able to eventually part from their love lost.... [tags: mourning, melancholia, grieving process]
1217 words (3.5 pages)
- Research has shown that 87% of young people will experience the death of a peer during adolescents and the numbers are increasing. There are many mitigating circumstances and contributing factors on how and why teen grieve. Research indicates that the peer's relationships often seem more significant to teens than family relationships (Cook & Oltjenbruns, 2004, p. 305). Also taking into consideration is that teen grief varies according to their personality and the particular relationship they had with the deceased,such as the death of a close teen may evoke more intense grief than the death of a grandparent (Schuurman, 2003, p.... [tags: Psychology]
559 words (1.6 pages)
- After years of being told various stories in your lifetime you’ll start to see a pattern. Stories will repeat or be similar to others, known as archetypes. Joseph Campbell is the creator of monomyth also known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. The Hero’s Adventures by Campbell focuses on the monomyth or hero’s journey. In the hero’s journey, the hero needs to be an antagonistic to its ego then reconcile the problems through the psychological transformation. Campbell describes the monomyth as an idea of a cycle that consists of departure, initiation, and return.... [tags: Odyssey, Homer, Epic poetry, Achilles]
1868 words (5.3 pages)
- Gilgamesh’s Journey to Wisdom In the epic poem Gilgamesh, retelling by Herbert Mason, Gilgamesh goes on a journey to find a way to reserve death for this friends, Enkidu. Through his journey, Gilgamesh experiences different challenges that end up giving him wisdom on the grieving process. Enkidu’s death benefits Gilgamesh, but not in his way Gilgamesh expects. Gilgamesh expects to resurrect Enkidu with the help of Utnapishtim, but instead Gilgamesh gains wisdom about death from his journey. Gilgamesh has never felt as much pain as when he finds out that Enkidu is dead.... [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Grief, Cedar Forest, Serpent]
1061 words (3 pages)
- “Menudo” was included in Raymond Carver's compilation book Where I'm Calling From, which was published in 1988 (Carver). Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon in 1938. He later lived in Yakima, Washington, where he would father two children, Christina and Vance. After moving to Northern California and receiving a degree from Humboldt State College in 1963, Carver began to write and publish many stories, arguably his most famous being “Furious Seasons”, which was included in Best American Short Storie[']s 1964 edition (Gies).... [tags: Literary Analysis ]
1550 words (4.4 pages)
- The process for grieving a loss is a difficult one, suppose that you do not have any close relationships with anyone, do you still feel the impact of the loss. For many people with learning disabilities the only form of attachment they have is with a primary caregiver, this finding may be present due to the inability to communicate or the stigma with cognitive disability. The importance of studying the impact of death on these individuals is to better understand how to comfort and aid with their coping mechanisms.... [tags: autistic children, children grief]
1566 words (4.5 pages)
- “If you have ever lost a loved one, then you know exactly how it feels. And if you have not, then you cannot possibly imagine it.” - Lemony Snicket, “The Bad Beginning”. Grieving is a five step process, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. It is not always experienced in that order and each and every one experiences in a different way. After the loss of a loved one you grieve and the grieving period varies for every person, it affects everyone differently and it changes everyone’s life in a different way.... [tags: Family, Grandparent, 2008 singles]
1364 words (3.9 pages)
- Journey through English English was a course I usually breezed through during high school. It was never my best or favorite subject but it sparked interest when I was able to choose my own topics for papers. Writing persuasively was one of my fortes and feel that factual writing is something I generally excel at. My English 1201 class was by far my best performance over 1202 due to the type of writing style. I felt I was able to write fluently without facing many struggles unlike in 1202. I am extremely glad I excel in this type of writing because my majors (economics and finance) mainly focus on factual writing.... [tags: Writing, Writing process, Paper, Literature]
1105 words (3.2 pages)
- The Adaptability of Insects Depicted in the Hellstrom Chronicle
- How Holden Deals with Grief in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
- Animal Testing is Cruel and Flawed
- Disenfranchisement: Voting is a Privelege that we Must Not Take for Granted
- Children Should Not Be Able to Choose to Drop Out of School
- Laptops Should be Banned from the Classroom