Human Nature in a Shakespearean Play

1446 WordsJan 30, 20186 Pages
“It is quite possible—overwhelmingly probable, one might guess—that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology” – Noam Chomsky The audience in a play is the most important aspect because of each individual’s interpretation and point of view. While an author or playwright may have certain themes or things to be reflected in the play, that may not always happen and several plays often have several meanings or theme. A play written by William Shakespeare has stood the test of time and sparked many debates, regarding the many themes and how they are meant to be interpreted. One theme that is interesting to debate over is how human nature can be a complex subject because the many desires and personalities humans have, can lead to actions that could affect the lives of others. William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet Prince of Denmark” gives insight on the human condition and discusses what it means to be human. Hamlet without a doubt is the plays most complex character from pretending to be mad to contemplating suicide. Hamlet’s most obvious desires allude to vengeance and hate. However, could it be possible that Hamlets fake insanity is not only used to fool other characters in the play but himself? Love is often a topic during the play and Polonius who is known for giving good advice, says that “That very ecstasy of love, / whose violent property for does itself / And leads the will to desperate undertakings / As of’t as
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