Hamlet Is a Play About Term Paper

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He does however, have a reason for his treatment of these people. In the case of the king's courtiers, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, they can be seen as plotting against Hamlet and being 'two faced' in their treatment of him" (Hamlet).

From the above evidence, it is clear that due to the consequences of the actions of characters, lives are destroyed, which can be seen from the direction of the stage. Along with that, in many of Shakespeare's plays, it is clear that each main character is a symbol and personifies something. A good example of this would be the fact that Hamlet represents the portion of society who an excessive amount of time thinking about matters, which could destroy people's lives if action is put into play. This becomes apparent at the end of the play when many of the characters (including Hamlet) die due to this particular trait. For example, if Hamlet had killed the king sooner, he would not have slain Laertes who would not have killed him (Hamlet).

Ophelia would not have committed suicide and Gertrude would not have been poisoned.
Fortinbras is a direct contrast to Hamlet as he has a much more 'direct' style of leadership. William Shakespeare emphasizes this with Fortinbras' army marching through Denmark on their way to Poland and theoretically conquest and glory. The reality is, however, that he is sending thousands of men to their deaths in the space of time Hamlet is taking to engineer the death of just one man: Claudius" (Hamlet).

It is apparent that Hamlet is a play about a man who has had a father killed by his uncle. The uncle marries Hamlet's mother which affects his sanity. However, people argue that if Hamlet were truly insane he would not be able to tell others that he is going to act insane as of a certain point in time (Hamlet). Unfortunately, the events in this play would make anyone go insane due to the fact that consequences seen in the rising action of the play destroys the lives of all involved, which shows that the emotions are intensified by the stage directions and presence of the actors.


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