"Hamlet" Essay by The Research Group

Discusses if Hamlet was mad, indecisive or both in Shakespeare's play.
# 73259 | 1,800 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Shakespeare (Hamlet) , Drama and Theater (General)

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This paper questions whether Hamlet was mad, indecisive or both in Shakespeare's play. The paper suggests that the theme of play is about bafflement. It discusses Hamlet's indecision to kill his murderous uncle when his father has directed him to seek revenge.

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"John Masefield describes Hamlet as the most baffling of the great plays written by William Shakespeare and suggests that the theme of the play is itself about bafflement in that Hamlet is challenged to overcome the natural resistance of a young man confronted with betrayal to an order from a murdered father that requires him to take revenge. Hamlet is simultaneously driven by the ghost of his father to seek vengeance and justice against his uncle Claudius..."

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