Theme and Metaphors in "Hamlet" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Theme and Metaphors in "Hamlet"
A literary analysis of Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
# 44367 | 810 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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This paper analyzes "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare and highlights its theme of betrayal and infidelity and how the quest for power and wealth can turn men against one another. The paper also highlights some of the metaphors that were presented during the play.

From the Paper:

"William Shakespeare was an English dramatist, universally recognized as the greatest English scholar. He initially went to London to become an actor in a leading theatrical company known as Lord Chamberlain's Men (called the King's Men after 1603). His Sonnets (1609) probably written at this time betray nothing of his private life despite their themes of love and friendship. He wrote Hamlet after he became a shareholder in the Globe Theater in London, his major tragedy which was written between 1600 and 1606. In about 1611 he retired to Stratford where he died. The following section of the essay will provide a literary analysis of Hamlet including a theme and metaphor analysis.
"Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark is the story of young Prince Hamlet who is greatly disturbed after his father's death, the king of Denmark. He believes that his uncle had a part to play in his father's death i.e. he murdered his own brother in order to acquire the throne, as it was the custom of the land at that time that the brother of the deceased would marry his widow. Hamlet is believed to be mad following his father's death and is agitated at the hasty marriage between his mother and uncle, especially since he considers the relationship to be incestuous."

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