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Hamlet Literary Analysis

Summary: Reviews the William Shakespeare tragedy, Hamlet. Explains how Hamlet's procrastination or lack thereof affects the avenging of his father's murder. Cites specific textual examples.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, tells a story of a son who must avenge his murdered father. Regarding this situation, English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote "[Hamlet's] thoughts and the images of his fancy are far more vivid than his actual perceptions." This statement, as well as the continuation of Coleridge's thought, is a very accurate portrayal of Hamlet's personality. Hamlet's ability to overanalyze situations causes eventual procrastinations in his courses of action. However, there are points when there is not time available to Hamlet to think, and at those times, Hamlet takes action without second thought. Throughout the play, there are several examples of Hamlet's behavior that support Coleridge's criticisms. Beyond that, Hamlet must move past his procrastinations to fulfill his duty as a son to avenge his father's murder.

One example of Hamlet questioning the situation he is in before he decides...

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