"Hamlet" Analytical Essay by Emily

The paper is an analysis of Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet."
# 4964 | 1,510 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , English (Argument) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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This paper is an attempt to support the thesis that Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" is chiefly an exploration of the problems of existing in a deceptive and uncertain world. Through examining the strong plot of mistakes and concealments, the recurring themes of lying and error, the concerns of the supernatural and the afterlife, and the ending where only truth triumphs, the author attempts to prove his thesis.

From the Paper:

"In the realm of the rest of the world, there is also an overwhelming atmosphere of uncertainty. The political situation is discussed by all the main military leaders, as in Act I Scene ii, where Denmark has just come out of battle with Norway and may be attacked again by Fortinbras.
There is nothing stable in the outside world and Hamlet himself now knows that there is nothing stable in the Danish monarchy. The unrest of battle makes Hamlet's world even harder to live in.
The clearest statement of Hamlet's dilemma is in his most famous speech in Act III scene i, where he decides whether it is better 'to be or not to be'. He is considering the question of suicide and whether this is better than suffering a miserable life. However, even this is based in uncertainty, because there is always the possibility of the afterlife, which the Ghost, Old Hamlet hinted at as something terrible:"

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