Seeking Reveng in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Although this play was written around the sixteen hundreds, its main character is still relatable to people of this era through emotional issues, relationship issues, and internal conflicts. These categories will be further discussed starting first with a biography of the author, a plot summary, a discussion of how Hamlet relates to people of this time period, and a summary of a critical review of Hamlet.
Though infamous worldwide there is little written on the life of William Shakespeare. Although he has no birth record there is record showing he was baptized on April 26, 1564. From this, it is assumed he was born April 23, 1564. Other than this, there is not much else on his childhood. At eighteen, William got Anne Hathaway pregnant out of wedlock and married her soon after. They had a daughter, Susanna, on May 26, 1583, and two years later gave birth to twins, Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died at the age of eleven from unknown causes. Moreover, there is no record of what William did the seven years after his twins were born. It is believed he was living in London as an actor and playwright ("William Shakespeare"). In his lifetime he wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets, which means he would have had to write 1.5 plays a year since 1589. He also acted in many of his own plays. He lived a double live, in London he was a famous writer and in Stratford he was a respected businessman and property…

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