The Relationship Between The Psychological Portraits Of Hamlet And Claudius

892 Words May 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Chandula Perera
Professor Alan Nadler
English 201
15 May 2015

Interrelation between the Psychological Portraits of Hamlet and Claudius While investigating for clues to relate the psychological facts between these two huge personalities in Shakespeare’s novel Hamlet, I found some valuable information that will help to summarize the thesis of this topic. “Hamlet focuses on the complications arising from love, death, and betrayal, without offering the audience a decisive and positive resolution to these complications” (Amanda). Like Amanda mentioned, my focus on this essay is to clarify what caused these complications to happen psychologically from each side of the characters Hamlet, and Claudius. By finding out what caused them psychologically, we can come to a clear understanding about the two characters. This will help the audience to accept the whole story and to believe everything that happened in each scene meant something, which is really important. To go through all of this, I have divided my paper into three parts. In the first section, I provide the psychological background of the character Hamlet, with some quotes I found which will help this section and its understanding. In the next section, I have wrote about the psychological portrait of Claudius, I felt it is important to study both characters individually before jumping in to a conclusion. So as for the third section I have shown which qualities of them, interrelate with each other, also with the help of a…
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