Hamlet, By William Shakespeare Essay

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Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, focuses on the life of Prince Hamlet and his quarrels with: death, despair, deceit with the demented definitions of our dimension. Shakespeare, rather than reduce his Hamlet to simply a ‘melancholy prince’ enables him to slide along the spectrum of melancholy and joy, celebrating the différence of that binary, moreover bringing the character to a death he both craves and fears. Hamlet lives in the extreme of death notwithstanding deceit: with his uncle/Claudius, killing his father/Old Hamlet, his love/Ophelia, being lost and ultimately dying, him killing Ophelia’s father/Polonius, killing Polonius’ son/Laertes, killing Claudius and Claudius killing Gertrude/Hamlet’s Mother, ultimately Hamlet dying, then after it all we find out that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern died. Above all the black bile of his own creation, Hamlet thoroughly enjoys himself, going as far as to joke while he is being strangled.
“I prithee take thy fingers from my throat” (Act V, Scene i): the trace of this humor is what follows the morbidity of Ophelia’s funeral turning the despair of the funeral goers to an awe of the spectacle, morbidity becomes a leaf on the wind. What extenuates the humor of this scene is Hamlet’s infamous skull-monologue uttered prior to this incident. Since, in theatre, comedy is the effect of opposite expectations.
Though not completely effacing Hamlet’s previous soliloquy. Hamlet changes the diction. By first grasping the audience’s attention with,
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