Hamlet’s Love for His Mother

Hamlet is seen as one of the most complex literary character of all time. The relationship between Hamlet and Gertrude can be interpreted in many ways. Hamlets motivation for killing Claudius is not to avenge his fathers death, but because of his love for his mother Gertrude. This is where the Oedipus complex comes into … Read more

Reasons for the Anticipation of Claudius’s Suicide

In the tragic play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, a particular deterrent in Hamlet’s quest to be rid of his regal uncle is his procrastination. This act of murder intended to set the future right is Hamlet’s sole responsibility, ordered by his deceased father. Hamlet’s main target throughout the play is for Claudius to commit suicide. … Read more

Hamlet and Insanity

“I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw” (2. 2. 338-9). This is a classic example of the “wild and whirling words” (1. 5. 133) with which Hamlet hopes to persuade people to believe that he is mad. These words, however, prove that beneath his “antic … Read more

The Tragedy Of Hamlet

Arguably the best piece of writing ever done by William Shakespeare, Hamlet the is the classic example of a tragedy. In all tragedies the hero suffers, and usually dies at the end. Othello stabs himself, Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, Brutis falls on his sword, and like them Hamlet dies by getting cut with a … Read more

Shakespeare’s work

The tradition of literature includes many genres. One of the oldest and most important of these genres is tragedy; one of the foremost Elizabethan tragedies in the canon of English literature is Hamlet by William Shakespeare and one of the earliest critics of tragedy is Aristotle. One way to measure Shakespeare’s work is to appraise … Read more

The play Hamlet by Shakespeare

In the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, the integrity of some characters are all challenged with honesty and deceit. The King of Denmark is deteriorating and rotting the state and its people. Many images of corruption, spying, and decay compound as the play moves on, because Claudius is trying to find out what his nephew, Hamlet, … Read more

Claudius and Hamlet

Upon reading the sampling of “Hamlet” criticisms in John Jump’s “Hamlet (Selections)” I disagreed with a few of the critics, but my analysis was the most different from Wilson Knight’s interpretation. He labels Hamlet as “a sick, cynical, and inhumane prince” (Jump, 124) who vitiated a Denmark which was “one of healthy and robust life, … Read more

Righteousness of Revenge

What does Shakespeare say about the righteousness of revenge? In the play, Hamlet, Shakespeare uses different kinds of plots. The main plot is the righteousness of revenge. This element is used to discuss morals and immoral. Thus, characters wanting revenge on other characters. Shakespeare uses several characters to explain righteousness of revenge. Shakespeare believes in … Read more

The Darkness of Insanity

Insanity is an ever growing black hole which envelopes the pitiful mind of the its victim. The mental condition of Hamlet has been well debated throughout the years even though in Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet does admit that his madness is an elaborate scheme. Many see this fact as a way to discredit the idea of … Read more

Psychoanalysis Of Hamlet

Hamlet has been praised and revered for centuries as one of William Shakespeare’s best known and most popular tragedies. Based on its popularity, critics alike have taken various viewpoints and theories in order to explain Hamlet’s actions throughout the play. The psychoanalytic point of view is one of the most famous positions taken on Hamlet. … Read more

Why does Hamlet delay the act of Revenge?

An exploration of why Hamlet delays the act of revenge Hamlet is a human being, and he is an emotional human being. He feels guilt, remorse and has responsibilities, yet at the same time he feels pride and a sense of duty. He is quick, in Act one, scene five to take on his role … Read more

Hamlet Essay Examples

Hamlet’s delay in seeking revenge directly correlates to the age in which the play was written along with the notion that Hamlet is brilliant but impatient, these are the reasons for Hamlet’s procrastination. His impatience leads to his death in the end. In Elizabethan times, a ghost was generally believed to be a devil that … Read more

Hamlet and Rosencratz and Guildenstern essay

Hamlet and Rosencratz and Guildenstern essay In class, we have studied both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead (Ros and Guil) and through this time my understanding of both these texts have been transformed and reshaped in a number of ways. I have realised that each text, whether old or new, can be told … Read more

Hamlet a critical analysis

Hamlet a critical analysis HAMLET Hamlet by William Shakespeare is the tragedy of a young man named Hamlet. His fragile idealism shattered by his fathers brutal death  causes him to laose faith in humanity. When his late father’s phantom visits him, he persuades Hamlet to take revenge against his uncle Claudius, his fathers true executioner. … Read more

Hamlet: A Question of Interest – Letter

Dear Kylie, I noticed your submission to Culture Magazine, regarding Shakespeares great play Hamlet. Having recently studied Hamlet in Year 12 English, I think I can help answer one of your questions. You asked why is Hamlet regarded as a tragic hero and the play a classic tragedy? Before I can answer your question, you … Read more

Hamlet Essay Examples

To Act or Not to ActSomething was definitely rotten in the state of Denmark: the king was dead of a murder most foul, a betrayal from his own brother, and young Hamlet was thrown out of the frying pan, which was his fathers passing, and into the fire of revenge. One would think that an … Read more

Hamlet Essay Examples

Summary:  Hamlet is upset with his mothers hasty marriage to his King Uncle Father, Claudius following his fathers death.  He suspects foul play which is later confirmed by the ghost of his father.  Now, Hamlet is set on avenging the death of his father as a favor to him. At the same time, he must … Read more

Hamlet: Emotional States

Hamlet went through various emotional states because of different unfortunate circumstances that confronted him. Yet Hamlet never went so far over “the edge” so as to not come back from reality, yet for reasons psychological, he procrastinated actions that he should have taken, until it was too late. I will first discuss Hamlet, the origins … Read more

Hamlet: An Instrument of Life – Hamlet’s Contribut

Samuel Johnson writes “Hamlet is through the piece rather an instrument than an agent.” This statement is true, it is exhibited in several ways. The manner in which Hamlet’s father manifests himself is an indication of his true intentions. Hamlet acts as an earthly means of revenge, he is the output for actions directed by … Read more

Hamlet and Oedipus Rex

In examining Hamlet and Oedipus Rex we are confronted with the notion of heroism and tragedy. In these plays the protagonists are tragically heroic. The question is, what is it that makes them tragic heroes. A big part of being a tragic hero is suffering. In the context of these tragedies the hero meets their … Read more

Hamlet – The Tragedy Of Hamlet

Arguably the best piece of writing ever done by William Shakespeare, Hamlet the is the classic example of a tragedy. In all tragedies the hero suffers, and usually dies at the end. Othello stabs himself, Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, Brutis falls on his sword, and like them Hamlet dies by getting cut with a … Read more