William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

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William Shakespeare was a great author, who was able to break the cast of a one-dimensional character. In his play, Hamlet, which was set in the middle ages of Denmark, he was able to represent all of the protagonist’s, Hamlet, human intricacies, creating a round character. Hamlet’s character is fascinating, due to him being complicated. He himself insists that he has many cognitive and logical characteristics in Act I, Scene II. We are shown this when he tells the Queen, “Seems, madam? Nay, it is. I know not “seems”. ‘Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Nor customary suite of solemn black, Nor windy suspination of forced breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the bye, Nor the dejected havior of the visage, Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief, That can denote me truly. These indeed seem, For they are actions that a man might play, But I have that within which passes show; These but the trappings and the suits of wee.” Although Hamlet is aware of his many different characteristics or qualities, he has difficulty understanding and accepting them. Throughout the entire play, Hamlet continually makes it clear to the reader that he has many intricacies. He also makes sure that his character is not reduced to a one-dimensional character that is predictable. Through Hamlet, Shakespeare is able to guide the reader into exploring all the intricacies of a human being, both good and bad. Hamlet’s character is driven by emotion and impulse. This can be

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