Literary Devices And Internal Conflicts In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Great authors develop great literary devices. William Shakespeare analyzes and characterizes Hamlet throughout a period of despair. Literary devices are exercised to derive an extended understanding and different perspective of Hamlet’s internal conflicts. Hamlet, prince of Denmark, devotes himself to find a solution to his struggles throughout his melancholic state of being. Vexation for his father’s regicide, betrayal from his mother and friends, and his hesitation to act develop into a journey of self conflict. In “Hamlet”, Shakespeare utilizes soliloquies, symbols, and comparisons to establish Hamlet’s internal feelings, conflicts, and desire to avenge the Regicide of his father.
Through Hamlet’s soliloquies, Shakespeare allows the release his inner feelings which furtherly characterize him throughout “Hamlet”.In the initiation of the tragedy, the state of irritation develops in Hamlet as his mother subsequently married his uncle two months preceding his father’s death. Gertrude’s “shoes were old” because in them she followed Hamlet’s “poor father’s body, like noble, all tears” (I, ii, 147-149). Shakespeare utilizes this simile, referencing to Niobe in Greek mythology where her children were killed by Gods and she wept unlike Gertrude for Hamlet’s father. Hamlet begins his melancholic journey through his sorrows in a cynical state of being due to his betrayal. Analyzing his options to control his misery and fulfill his desires, Hamlet comes across death throughout

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