Hamlet has a tragic flaw in his personality and behavior. His flaw is that he is overly concerned with death and tragedy. This flaw or weakness in Hamlet leads him into a world of chaotic surroundings and madness. Hamlet's flaw and his mad personality led to the death of several people, including his mother and the King of Denmark! If Hamlet did not have this fascination with death and tragedy, the deaths of the several people would not have occurred--including his own.
Hamlet did not always have this flaw in his personality. The flaw was presented to him by a ghost. The ghost of Hamlet's father told Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and asked Hamlet to avenge his murder. This is where the flaw is adopted by Hamlet and begins to effect his life. Hamlet begins to dig deeper and deeper to find the truth. He puts on an act of madness to disguise his revenge. Hamlet becomes so over-whelmed with death that death is all...
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- The “The Tragedy of Hamlet” by William Shakespeare is one of critical success and one of the most well discussed and analyzed plays in literature. Hamlet is set in the late medieval period in Denmark and was written between 1600-1602 in London, England. The protagonist Hamlet feels a responsibility to revenge the death of his father who was murdered by his Uncle Claudius who is now King of Denmark. Hamlet was made aware of who killed his father by a mysterious ghost. Throughout the play Hamlet struggles with whether he can trust the ghost and if killing Claudius is the right thing to do.... [tags: Hamlet, KILL, Tragedy, Mother]
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