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Act 1 Scene V Of Hamlet Essay

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The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark: Act I, Scene V In Act I, scene V of The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, written by William Shakespeare, Hamlet met the ghost of his deceased father, King Hamlet, the king of Denmark, for the first time in the play. The former king wants his son to avenge him by murdering his brother, King Claudius, who killed him so he can marry his sister-in-law and King Hamlet’s wife, Queen Gertrude, and take over the royal throne as King of Denmark. Furious about discovering the truth behind his murder, Hamlet agreed to grant his father’s wishes of avenging him; killing his uncle and shun his mother for performing the disgusting acts of incest and adultery by cheating on her husband and marry her brother-in-law after his untimely death; destroying her loyalty as trusted Queen of Denmark.. ‘Revenge his…show more content…
The bird would most likely be a crow since they are the common symbol of death, mourning and sadness.
‘Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast, with witchcraft of his wit with traitorous gifts. O’ wicked wit and gifts. That have the power so to seduce-won to his shameful lust. The will of my most seeming-virtuous queen.” - Ghost of King Hamlet (Act I, scene V, lines 49-53).
According to this quote from the Ghost of King Hamlet, the lines “witchcraft of his wit, O’ wicked wit, so to seduce-won” is an example of alliteration discussing Claudius disloyalty of his brother and nephew. The expression “that adulterate beast’ describes how Claudius seems to have been seducing Queen Gertrude while the King was alive. The phrase, “my most seeming-virtuous queen.” is a sign of the King’s guilt for the queen from not only incest, but adultery which is a heinous and repulsive crime against God and humanity
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