Hamlet Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Hamlet
Analysis of Shakespeare's play as an open-ended drama. Comparison with other Shakespearean tragedies.
# 10873 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 15, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)


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"Hamlet, often lauded as William Shakespeare's greatest dramatic work, is not the simple revenge play that it at first seems to be. Unlike the tragedy of King Lear, or even the romantic tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there is no clear resolution to the play's action, no clear sense that the something that is rotten in the state has been plucked out. Shakespeare's other tragedies tend to follow a more purely classical pattern in which a character makes a terrible mistake because of some inbred flaw and has to pay for this mistake (such as Lear's blinding pride and the tragedy that befalls him as a result). Even when the innocent die in Shakespeare's other plays " such as the deaths of Romeo and Juliet " there is still a sense that justice has in some way been served; the death of the lovers.."

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