Hamlet to Horatio Eulogy

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Year 12 English – Hamlet's Eulogy (delivered by Horatio) Simone Schulz Lords, ladies and citizens of Elsinore, what treasure lost. It is with great sorrow that I stand before you in this difficult day, in this difficult time. I do not know what to say nor how to say it. We are all here to honour, remember and pay respect to the most remarkable Prince we could ever know, Prince Hamlet of Denmark, beloved son of the late King Hamlet and Queen Gertrude, royal courtier and loyal friend. To all thee of Denmark, your presence here today is a extraordinary tribute to Prince Hamlet, a reflection of his courage, strength and dignity, we shall not look upon his like again. If but only for today, we are all united, burdened with the like…show more content…
Hamlet was intensely loyal to his family name, and this, although noble, was the cause of his downfall. He was a dedicated man, his conscience haunted with avenging his fathers death. His dying request, I will do my best to obey. T' was to make it known to all of Denmark that Claudius was not the man he appeared. In reality, he was a villain. It was him who caused the death of the late King Hamlet and this constitutes to Hamlet's changed attitude recently, as anyone would be if a murdering brother in law married your mother. Our dear Hamlet, now in the arms of God, so much power, so much grace, so much strength and love. Our gathering today should be, yes, a time to mourn for a noble man's fall from grace but also, a celebration of a life lived with energy and honour. I can no other answer make but thanks and thanks that we here today, were all blessed enough to have known him. I request, O Lord, receive into your heavenly kingdom this man, departed early from our now grieving world. To Hamlet, never will you be forgotten in this nation that is rightfully yours and in which your name will forever echo, wherever the bright sun of heaven shall shine. Brave soldier, fellow student and honest friend let flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. I wish you well and so I take my leave, I pray you know when we meet

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