"Hamlet" Analytical Essay by numero uno

An examination of the expectations of life as experienced by the characters in Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
# 9307 | 1,500 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 01, 2003 in Drama and Theater (American) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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This paper focuses on the characters on Claudius and Hamlet and their "life experiences". The writer shows that expectations are dangerous as they consist of a mixture of emotion and reason, and ultimately effect our perception of appearance and reality. Different scenes of the play are analyzed as to how the characters react when expecting certain events to occur and things do not turn out as expected.

From the Paper:

"Through the telling of Hamlet, Shakespeare presents to us a very important idea about life: more often than not, we let our expectations have too much influence over our perceptions of situations. Even if we do not fall into the conflict of emotion versus reason, our expectations can still blind us as they decide the internal outcome of a situation before it even happens."

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