Hamlet Character Analysis

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Death can be an overwhelming experience that can have various effects on a person’s behavior. It can cause an individual to go through various stages, such as: grief, denial, and even madness in order for them to move on to the next chapter in their life. Hamlet portrayed numerous emotions during the play after his father’s death. Many saw him as a lunatic, considering how he spoke very oddly to others, and based upon his actions that were consistently fueled by his hatred toward the people in his life. It is natural for human beings to undergo some sort of change in their life when an unexpected event , like death, forces them to experience powerful, mind-changing emotions. Which is why Hamlet’s behavior in the play is perfectly reasonable for an individual who has gone through a great deal of pain in their life.
Therefore, when Gertrude asked Hamlet “Do not forever with thy vailed lids seek for thy noble father in the dust,” in act 1, scene 2, lines 72-73, it was because Hamlet was still grieving over the death of his father that happened approximately two months ago. During this scene, we can agree that Gertrude is over the fact that her husband has passed away, but Hamlet is still in mourning. Not only that, but Hamlet’s behavior is slowly starting to change as the play progresses. He is irritated by the fact that everyone around him is not in mourning also, and are completely ignoring the fact that their beloved king has died. Many people experience death from their

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