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    In addition to referencing Oedipus Rex, Freud also uses Hamlet by William Shakespeare as a literary example of the Oedipus Complex. According to the Freudian interpretation of the play, Hamlet harbors a secret desire to sleep with his mother,

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    Chime Dolkar English 1201 Shakespeare’s title character Hamlet is the protagonist of the play. He is brave and extremely analytical and indecisive. When the Ghost of Hamlet tells Prince Hamlet that his uncle Claudius is the murderer, hamlet becomes obsessed with providing his uncle’s guilt before trying to act. He tries to investigate and then only take any decision. Hence he has a very significant character of hamlet. Hamlet is a pious character who thinks that suicide is a sin. Since his mother

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    There are many interpretations to why Hamlet was hesitant in fulfilling his duty to avenge his father’s death. “We find it hard, with Shakespeare’s help, to understand Hamlet: even Shakespeare, perhaps, found it hard to understand him: Hamlet himself finds it impossible to understand himself. Better able than other men to read the hearts and motives of others, he is yet quite unable to read his own.';1 “What hinders Hamlet in his revenge is for him himself a problem and therefore

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    Hamlet is a classic play that has been performed, filmed, and read millions of times since its birth four hundred and fifteen years ago. These portrayals vary from the basic performances of Shakespeare’s time to high-tech revivals that remodel Claudius’ seizure of the throne as a sly boardroom takeover of a prospering tech-company. Each of these adaptations takes artistic liberties, a collaboration or conspiracy among director, screenwriter, and cinematographer, which changes not only the details

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    Fortinbras, Laertes and Horatio, as Foils to Hamlet "What a piece of work is a man!" (II, 2, 305). In his statement Prince Hamlet, in his role as the star character in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, acknowledges the complexity of man; as "infinite in faculties. . . express and admirable. . . like an angel [or] like a god. . . and yet. . . [a] quintessence of dust" (II, 2, 307) is man described. Shakespeare emphasizes the observation by casting Hamlet as "a man," exposing his strengths and weaknesses

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    Hamlet’s Heroine, Ophelia In Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet there is, technically, no heroine. But the female character who comes closest to qualifying for the role is not Gertrude, whose sinful past precludes this, but rather Ophelia, the “universal victim” of the drama. She is truly a good, upright person although she is victimized by her father, brother and boyfriend. Harry Levin, in the General Introduction to The Riverside Shakespeare, elaborates on the special kind of prose which the

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    Hamlet: The Character of Ophelia Concerning the Ophelia of Shakespeare’s tragic drama Hamlet, is she an innocent type or not? Is she a victim or not? This essay will explore these and other questions related to this character. Rebecca West in “A Court and World Infected by the Disease of Corruption” viciously, and perhaps unfoundedly, attacks the virginity of Ophelia: There is no more bizarre aspect of the misreading of Hamlet’s character than the assumption that his relations

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    wishing for it to “melt” or dissolve into nothingness. So pessimistic and cynical is hamlets worldview at this time, that he describes the world as “flat and unprofitable…things rank and gross in nature possess it merely” In Hamlet’s state of mind he cannot see good in anything of the world, his despair has caused him to doubt that there is any goodness or innocence left in the world for him to benefit from. Hamlet refers to the world in a metaphor as “an un-weeded garden”, directing the audience

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    Throughout Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet struggles with an assumed obligation to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet repeatedly deprecates himself for not having avenged King Hamlet’s death, and yet is never quite ready to do so whenever the chance arises. Hamlet’s “O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” soliloquy in Act II Scene 2 of the play reveals the internal conflict that Hamlet has between the seemingly obligatory option of murdering Claudius as revenge for King Hamlet's death and his lack

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    When portrayed in a story line, speech plays an important role for connecting a character with its audience. Otherwise, their intentions may become difficult to understand or identify. Since Prince Hamlet retains an elusive personality throughout the play, his profound soliloquies allow the audience of Hamlet to better recognize the nature of his character. Three of these speeches include his depression from the corruption of his family, his cowardly character when acting on his commitment to kill

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