The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

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Revenge is a twisted concept, and has the ability to push people to their absolute limit. This is true when discussing William Shakespeare 's play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, where the main character, Hamlet, begins going insane after the death of his father. His insanity is caused by a recent death in his family, his mother’s remarriage, the growing effects of trying to be something you are not, and the burning desire for revenge. His withering state of mind progressively worsens over time and is seen throughout the story line by everyone, that is everyone but Hamlet himself. Hamlet does not believe the things he is doing or events that are occurring are anywhere out of the ordinary, but perhaps that is because his imitation of insanity is…show more content…
“O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the everlasting had not fix 'd his canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! God! How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable, seem to me all the uses of this world!” (I.ii.129-134). Here, Hamlet talks about how he wishes his skin would melt and he die. He is in complete despair over his fathers death and can not imagine what would push his father to committing suicide, or so he thinks. He produces pity for himself and begins to conjure up the theme of insanity here. Both of these events alert the reader that Hamlet is a very upset man and that he might engage in certain actions that someone with the right state of mind might not. Furthermore, aside from being upset, Hamlet also seems very confused at his father and at the world. He does not understand why his father, of all things, should have been taken from him and especially in the way that he did leave this world. He yells to God and does not think he deserves any of this. This quote provides the reader with the knowledge of prior cloudiness in judgement before Hamlet finds out who killed his father, which only adds to the fact that he does not realize his growing state of insanity over the time of the play. After partially accepting his father’s death, Hamlet has a talk with the ghost of his father and acquires the information of who killed his father. Once he realizes that the killer is King Claudius, Hamlet starts to convey
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