What Is The First Thing To Remember In Hamlet

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“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.” (III.i.64-68). The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is a play that takes place in Denmark. Hamlet's father, the king, has died and his uncle, Claudius, has married Hamlet's widowed mother, Gertrude, and taken over the throne. One night Hamlet's father's ghost is spotted and talks to Hamlet and tells him that Claudius killed him. Hamlet is to revenge his murder. He eventually does, but Hamlet dies and so does his mother (who drinks poison intended for Hamlet). The tale of Hamlet is one that very emotion…show more content…
Hamlet's first idea of revenge starts her when he starts planning his revenge with the ghost of King Hamlet,” How strange or odd some’er I bear myself / (As I perchance hereafter shall think meet / To put an antic disposition on)” (I.v.190-192). In this exact moment Hamlet to plot his “antic disposition” showing that his emotions got the best of him in this predicament, and the only thing he focussed on at this point is that he needed to kill Claudius. This is not the only occurrence of Hamlet letting his emotions hold the greatest power, but also when he chooses not to kill King Claudius due to the situation before him which is Claudius praying for forgiveness. “Now might I do it now he is a-praying,” (III.iii.77). Hamlet does not end up killing Claudius here because Hamlet goes with his emotions and believes if he were to kill Claudius while he is Praying he will not go to hell he will go to heaven, and in this case Hamlet believes he should go to hell for killing his father. Yet this story may be mainly about Prince Hamlet, there are others that let their emotions hold the greatest
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