Hamlet & Michel De Montaigne Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Hamlet & Michel De Montaigne
Compares self-questioning & thoughts about death of protagonist of Shakespeare's play & French essayist.
# 13628 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2003 in Literature (English) , Literature (French) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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"This study will compare Hamlet, in William Shakespeare's play, and Michel de Montaigne, in a number of his essays, focusing on their self-questioning and thoughts about death. Both recognize the deeply flawed nature of humanity, especially of themselves. However, the personalities of the two, as expressed in these works, are strikingly dissimilar. Hamlet is relentlessly serious in his thoughts of self and death because of his terrible circumstances: he must either murder his uncle or go mad from his own cowardice. Montaigne, on the other hand, is more inclined to both humor and an acceptance of the injustices and uncertainties which make up much of life. These differences are also evident in the styles of the two. Hamlet employs a formal style of speaking, reflecting his princely position and his intellectual severity, while Montaigne is determined to keep his.."

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