Hamlet Compare My Father To Hercules

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Simile: A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid.

“My father’s brother, but no more like my father/ Than I to Hercules,” (I,ii,153-154).

In the first act in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, is talking about how his father is completely different than his Uncle. This also shows the little respect he has for Claudius. Hamlet compares the contrast between his uncle and his father to himself and Hercules. The Greek mythology reference to Hercules creates an analogy for the reader that Hamlet must also see his dead father in a heroic, noble light. The contrast also reveals that Hamlet sees none of these heroic qualities in his despised uncle.
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