Hamlet, By William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare, author of Hamlet, was a well-known author in the 1500s and is still popular today. He was born on April 24, 1564 in London, England. Although there were no birth records at that time, it shows he was baptized one year prior to that, which leads us to believe his birthday was in 1564 because children were normally baptized a year after their birth. Shakespeare’s writing style was very different than others at that time. He used many metaphors and rhetorical phrases, and most of his plays were known to be quite funny. He also used poetry and wrote about love in his plays. One of his most famous plays is Hamlet. There is a constant struggle and competition for power, because everyone wants to be in control. This story is centered around family and abiding by the traditions of that century. Hamlet appears to be crazy, although there are several ideas that support that he is not as an insane as everyone seems to think.
In Hamlet, there are constant secrets going around which causes Hamlet to go crazy. Hamlet is a very powerful and smart guy, but not a lot of people know that. He is also very clever, and no one can ever figure him out or what he is thinking. At the beginning of the play Hamlet falls in love with a girl named Ophelia, and then is interrupted by Claudius, the antagonist of the story, who is Hamlet’s uncle, the king. Hamlet believes that his uncle killed his father, and he has evidence to prove so. Oh, my offence is rank. It smells to heaven. It…
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