The Success Of The Conjuring Trick

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The Success of the Conjuring Trick A conjuring trick is normally played between enemies or competitors. However, in Hamlet, the conjuring trick is plotted by a father in order to possess the soul of his son. The success of this conjuring trick is basically based on four elements which are the contemporary belief,the evilof the plotter, the victim’s circumstance, and the convincing evidences. Elizabethan age was the period when the tragedy of Hamlet occurred. Although, Elizabethan era was a Golden Age in English history, people in this periodstrongly believed in superstition which was concentrated in witches and witchcrafts. Patrick Collinson in Elizabethan Essayssays that “…it has been clear that an adequate account of Elizabethan religion must include the beliefs and practices associated with witchcraft, and the many forms of magic and astrology that both competed with ‘religion’, in the modern sense, and were coexistent with it” (223).For instance, Collinson states: “At Launceston a horse’s head was baptized, and in another place a whole dead horse was brought to receive the sacrament.” Such superstitions were believed as well as the interest in ghosts was increased during Elizabethan age were the element for the success of the conjuring trick made by King Hamlet Ghost. The Ghost knows so well about the belief of his people, especially his own son; that is why he is confident once he appears to Hamlet, he can lead Hamlet’s mind to serve for his evil purpose. The most
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