The Conflict of Hamlet Analytical Essay by Ryan0789

The Conflict of Hamlet
A look at William Shakespeare's character, Hamlet, and his responses to the conflicts around and inside himself.
# 46230 | 777 words | 0 sources | 2003 | AE
Published on Dec 18, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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This paper discusses how individual response to conditions of external or internal conflict is reflected in much of literature. It examines how in the play, "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, the character of Hamlet must deal with both external and internal conflict. He faces the death of his father, the knowledge that his uncle Claudius is his father's murderer, and the knowledge that he must take revenge. It analyzes how Hamlet's responses to these external conflicts and his own internal views reveal his nature and character.

From the Paper:

"Hamlet is very distraught and grief stricken for the death of his father the King of Denmark. As well, he is upset with his mother's quick marriage to his uncle Claudius, who is now King. Hamlet is emotional and melancholy, and in his first soliloquy ponders suicide because he wonders what the use there is in living with what he sees as madness around him. Nothing makes sense to him. His reactions to his mother and his uncle's entreaties to put on a more positive attitude are critical and, if you like, often bitingly witty. Hamlet shows that he cares about his father very much because he refuses to put on a show of cheer--his father is dead. He also shows his sensitivity when he talks about wanting to die, and intelligence with his plays on words when speaking with the king and queen."

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