Moral Values Of Hamlet

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William Shakespeare was born on April 23th, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon. In his plays and poems, Shakespeare invented thousands of words, combining or contorting Latin, French and native roots. He wrote more than thirty plays. There are mainly divided into four categories, comedian, tragedies, histories and romances.
Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare on an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. In addition, Hamlet is considers as the greatest tragedies to Shakespeare and it is one of the greatest literatures in the world. The play dramatises the revenge of Prince Hamlet to wreck upon his uncle, King Claudius. He killed the previous king of Denmark (Hamlet’s father) and subsequently seized the throne, and married with the Queen
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Hence, what moral value had been shown in Hamlet?
First and foremost, one of the moral values is friendship. Hamlet is a loyal friend and he expects his friends to be loyal in return. Besides, Horatio is a great example of a true friend. Horatio is the only person to whom Hamlet speaks freely. Hamlet always believes and respects him enough to confide in him, evidence that it’s a true friendship. On the other hand, Hamlet has no compunction about sending them to a prompt and certain death when two of his friends (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern) betraying him for King Claudius. He acts based on his moral code.
Hamlet values family as well. Hamlet shows his love to his father through willingly to take revenge for his dead father (the Ghost). Even his mother married with his uncle, but he tries to forgive her and willing to tell her the truth that he is just “mad in craft”.
Another moral value of Hamlet is loyalty. Actually he loves Ophelia, but he tries to warn her to leave and not to fall in love with him. Unfortunately, Ophelia does not understand his reason for doing this. She commits suicide subsequently. On the other hand, in Hamlet’s view, Queen Gertrude is not loyal because she married to his uncle within a month after the late king death. He is heartless with her. Once again, he is not afraid to
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