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Hamlet's Unconscious Desires

Summary: Essay provides a discussion of Hamlet's unconscious desires of love and hate.
As Hamlet's character develops, unconscious desires are revealed through incest and incestuous longing, and misogyny.

The concept of incest and incestuous desire is often referred to during Hamlets soliloquies and Hamlets conversations with other major characters. He contradicts himself by clearly hating the idea of his mother and uncle together and somehow at the same time, he overwhelms himself by being obsessed with everything that has to do with Gertrude. This is indeed the strongest example of incest all together. The idea of his relatives making love is bothersome towards Hamlet not only because he wants revenge on his father's death, but also because he unknowingly has strong feelings of attraction toward his mother. As the dreaded relationship of Gertrude and Claudius starts, Hamlet immediately reacts with detestation and involuntarily wants a reason to end it. In Hamlet's first soliloquy he reveals his unhappiness with his mother...

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