The Key to Hamlet's Difficulties Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

The Key to Hamlet's Difficulties
This paper discusses the lead character of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' and argues that the key to Hamlet's difficulties are false appearances.
# 84118 | 900 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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This is a short essay on Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet. The paper argues the position that the root of Hamlet's problems in the play is the fact that appearances are deceiving, or that there is a gap between appearance and reality. The writer maintains that for one thing, Hamlet is put in a position where he cannot trust his friends or family. Further, the writer discusses that Shakespeare also puts other deceptive appearances into the play.

From the Paper:

"The tragedy of Hamlet is sometimes seen as the downfall of a particularly vulnerable or feeble personality - that of the lead character - and his inability to cope with the adverse circumstances surrounding him which must, after all, have been relatively commonplace in the courtly families of the dark ages. We have only to compare Hamlet's reaction to the murder of his father to that of Laertes to realize that Hamlet's level of personal difficulty in coping is `off the charts', so to speak."

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