William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream, Macbeth, And Hamlet

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Part One: Author Biography The great English writer, William Shakespeare, was born around April of 1564 in Stratford, England. He was the son of John and Mary Shakespeare and had two older sisters and three younger brothers. He later married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and had three children, two being twin girls. By 1597, Hamlet had begun to establish himself, and 15 out of the 37 plays he wrote were published. From then on, Shakespeare’s works continued to be published. Shakespeare is now said to be a famous English poet because of his works such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Hamlet. Part Two: Analysis/ Theme The tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare takes the reader on a journey throughout Hamlet’s many…show more content…
(Shakespeare, I.ii. Lines 76-86) Hamlet seems to be the only person still in deep mourning over his father’s passing. Gertrude has already remarried his uncle, and his uncle, now step-father, is satisfied with the happenings because he now has the crown and the queen. It is understandable why Hamlet would be suicidal because he is alone in his mourning for his father, and everyone else continues to tell him to move on and forget about his father’s tragic death. Alongside this, Hamlet also explains his suicidal thoughts by describing the morals that he holds. Hamlet does not want to live a life under the rule of his uncle, Claudius, because of what he has done to the real king. In the famous excerpt “To be or not to be...,” Hamlet explains his moral views on whether a life is worth living due to the circumstances at hand (Shakespeare, III. i. Lines 56-89). This analysis by Dr. Jenkins was written in an effort to depict the reasoning behind the famous excerpt by stating: In the opening lines, Hamlet displays initial indecision and is overwhelmed by his problems. Is it nobler to endure outrageous misfortune, which would kill him, or "take arms" against the problems? Which, in turn, would also kill him…Hamlet views suicide and death as a form of sleep, "to die--to sleep,
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