The Old and the Young Collide
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This essay shows how Shakespeare's "Hamlet" struggles with the concept of age and growing old. He is pitted against age with his dad's ghost and the real life of his uncle but he has the energy and youthful ideas of youth with which to combat their wisdom. He grows and before he dies he becomes a true adult, something that the audience is happy to see happen, because he was so tortured for so long.
From the Paper:"This is the play in which the famous line, "This above all: to thine own self be true". - (Act I, Scene III).” originated. This was the way Hamlet finally learned that he had to do what he had to do to make his life content and he could not worry about how it would affect everyone else. If he lived his life for others he would be forever miserable and that would do no one any good."
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