Sympathy for Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Analytical Essay

Sympathy for Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
Looks at Hamlet's pessimistic view of the world in William Shakespeare's play "The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark" (Hamlet).
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Published on Mar 27, 2011 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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This paper, by using quotations and textual evidence from William Shakespeare's play "The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark" (Hamlet), argues that considering the pain Hamlet undergoes, he has every reason to cynically value the meaning of life and look down at the make up of man. Next, the author explores the ways that Hamlet's feelings of anger and betrayal drive the plot. The paper concludes that this play continues today to be the core and soul of British literature because of Shakespeare's brilliant and complex portrayal of Hamlet.

From the Paper:

"Claudius, the well-spoken and intellectual king, ignites the fire to Hamlet's overall gloomy outlook on the world. Throughout the play, Hamlet has been extremely emotional over his father's death. He has developed hatred toward Claudius. Hamlet implies his hatred for Claudius, while discussing some heated matters with the Ghost, "Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift/ As meditation or the thoughts of love,/ May sweep to my revenge." Hamlet here begs the Ghost for information on the murder so he can take revenge. Hamlet Ironically states how he would revenge the murder faster then "the thoughts of love"."

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