Theme Analysis : ' The Tragedy Of Hamlet '

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Jackson F. Jones
Mrs. Larr
English IV 1st Period
16 December 2014
Theme Analysis of Hamlet
The tragedy of Hamlet is a work of literature that contains a multitude of themes. Some of these themes are apparently obvious as you read through the tragedy. Themes such as revenge and madness present themselves openly through the progression of the story. However, there are other themes that lurk below the surface. You just have to dive a little deeper into the story to find them.
On the surface, the theme of mortality and the idea life and death are introduced in the opening act of Hamlet. After his father 's death, Hamlet can not stop thinking about the meaning of life, as well as death. Many questions centered around the same concept present themselves as the tragedy progresses. What happens when you die? If you 're murdered will you go to heaven? Do kings really have a free pass to heaven? Hamlet thinks the idea of death is not so bad. It is the uncertainty of life after death that turns Hamlet away from suicide, even though he is obsessed with the Idea. “ To be, or not to be? That is the question whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and, by opposing, end them? To die, to sleep no more and by a sleep to say we end the heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to ’tis a consummation devoutly to be wished! To die, to sleep. To sleep, perchance to dream ay, there’s the…
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