Analysis Of Hamlet 's ' Hamlet '

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Hailey Furlong
Ms. Zysk
ENG4U1
April 25, 2016

How far would a man, who is a still a child at heart, go to avenge the death of his father? Hamlet, who is the son of the recently deceased King, engages in a quest to avenge his father, who was murder by the man who is now in his place, and married to the queen. Hamlet tries to develop a plan to kill King Claudius, but only time is stopping him. Time inevitably leads toward expiration of a human life. Hamlet shows a great concern for time and its effects, which was brought upon a death that contributed to his insanity. He is unable to recognize that the past and future do not exist, therefore, causes him suffering; he needs his ego to help keep the past of his father alive because without it, who is he? Once Hamlet has his first encounter with the ghost of his father, it was up to his own ego to determine between the hidden appearance and reality. His unconscious thoughts and feeling towards his Uncle became conscious and real due to the fact that his ego was taking over. When in complete awe over the truth to his father’s death, he says to his mother Gertude, whom he blames for committing incest; 'Seems, ' madam? Nay it is. I know not 'seems. ' 'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother,
Nor customary suits of solemn black,
Nor windy suspiration of forced breath,
No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,
Nor the dejected 'havior of the visage,
Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,
That can denote me truly. These…
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