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    William Shakespeare’s play, T​he Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, the motif of disease and decay is a significant role for plot development and characterization. The doom and tragedy of the state of Denmark and the major characters are seen primarily at the start of the play which is set with an anxious and dreadful atmosphere. From there, the plot is developed as each character falls with a diseased will and begins to decay. The element of disease and decay in this Shakespearean play perfectly

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    Disease and Death in Hamlet        In Shakespeare's time, Denmark was a horrible, rotting, poisoned land due to its hidden deceit. In "Hamlet," Shakespeare makes many references to this as a means of clarifying relationships in the story. Writers often use imagery to provide detail and development, which help us understand ideas within and the atmosphere of the play. Hamlet, Horatio, and the ghost are the characters who allude to Denmark's state of decay. Shakespeare's frequent references

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    Imagery of Disease and Decay in Hamlet       William Shakespeare found that imagery was a useful tool to give his works greater impact and hidden meaning. In Hamlet, Shakespeare used imagery to present ideas about the atmosphere, Hamlet's character, and the major theme of the play. He used imagery of decay to give the reader a feel of the changing atmosphere. He used imagery of disease to hint how some of the different characters perceived Hamlet as he put on his "antic disposition". And finally

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    Imagery of Disease in Hamlet by William Shakespeare The disease imagery in Hamlet serves to constantly remind the reader of the initial problem in the play: King Hamlet's poisoning by his brother. After hearing his father graphically describe the murder, it is constantly on Hamlet's mind. For this reason, many of the images that Hamlet creates in the play are connected with disease and poison. The literal poisoning becomes symbolic of the rest of the events of the play. Remember that poisoning

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    and Decay in Hamlet   Decay is defined as "a gradual decline; deterioration," disease as "any departure from health."  Both have many forms: physical, psychological, social, etc.  Multiple examples of illness and deterioration can be found in the tragedy Hamlet.  In this drama, Shakespeare uses imagery of decay and disease and the emotional and moral decay of his characters to enhance the atmosphere of the play.     The drama Hamlet abounds with images of decay and disease.  Celestial

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    Hamlets condition of melancholy is thought to be a disease. The term "melancholy" originated from Ancient Greece as a disease that spread through your body as black bile. There are different stages for this disease, all which Hamlet goes through. There is depression, mourning, indecisiveness, skepticism and obsession. “As noble as Hamlet may be, his mind has betrayed him with sorrowful thoughts and lead him down a path that has no clear return.” ("Literary Articles") From the beginning Hamlet felt

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    In Hamlet the death and mortality rates are the same as the time the play was written in. When people in Elizabeth England, were dying due to black plague, smallpox, and syphilis. These three diseases were the major reasons for Elizabethan people’s death. As Shakespeare’s’ death was a mystery. These diseases may have played a role in this patriarch. He has written amazing plays such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. With all these plays, they all have the same death and mortality rate

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    William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy Revenge Tragedy was a genre which lasted from 1590 until 1615. The genre appealed to the Elizabethan audience’s desire for blood and violence without emotional depth. ================================================================== Revenge tragedies originated in the writings of the Roman Seneca (4BC-AD65) whose plays heavily influenced Elizabethan dramatists. Seneca’s tragedies, using stories derived from mythology

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    Motif of Madness in Hamlet by William Shakespeare It is the driving force of mankind that has delivered man from the age of stone to that of industry. This force is also the essential ingredient that produces the inescapable prison of the mind, a frightful disease that may be viewed as the greatest irony of life. Pain is a dreadful disease in which every individual has felt the everlasting effects. The grief of pain can become a crashing wave that leaves behind only a semblance of sanity

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    content of negative mood in his plays. This can be best described in Hamlet; as his plot develops the mood of the play becomes more intense. Through his internal thoughts and the people that he was being surrounded by, this led to Hamlet becoming crazy; for real. Among other topics, the main theme is clearly indicated to be mental illness. To fully reveal the theme of Hamlet’s madness, Shakespeare uses such imageries as disease and decay frequently through soliloquies, dialogs and descriptions of

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