Ambition in Hamlet and in Montaigne
This paper compares the ambitions of Claudius in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to the personal ambitions of Montaigne, as expressed in his "Essays".
# 121070 | 3,750 words | 35 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Literature (French) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)
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The paper examines the ambitions of Claudius in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and the personal ambitions of Montaigne, as seen in his "Essays". The paper discusses the contrast between Montaigne's lack of ambition, and Claudius' overpowering ambition.
From the Paper:"In William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", the character of Claudius, Hamlet's uncle, is a man utterly consumed by ambition. Indeed, the fact that he would murder his own brother so that he might become king indicates a ruthlessness and determination that is almost beyond comprehension. His ambitions include a desire for increased political power, winning the love of Gertrude his brother's widow, and protecting Denmark's territories. Throughout the play, Claudius consistently proves that he is willing to do whatever it takes to satisfy his ambitions, and as a result he..."
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