Hamlet Essay | Images of Disease in "Hamlet" and "Oedipus the King"

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Images of Disease in "Hamlet" and "Oedipus the King"

Summary: Images of disease dominate William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" as well as Sophocles' play "Oedipus the King." Both Hamlet and Oedipus seek out the killers of their father in order for justice to be served, and both endure mass turmoil amongst family relationships, their inner problems, and their lack of free will.
Images of disease dominate Shakespeare's Hamlet as well as Sophocles play, Oedipus the King, Both Hamlet and Oedipus face many problems with death. Hamlet is seeking out the killer of his father as well as Oedipus. They feel that justice hasn't been served properly and they must seek out the killer of their fathers' in order for justice to be served. In both Hamlet and Oedipus the King, there is mass turmoil amongst family relationships, the inner problems they face, and the lack of free will they had.

In Shakespeare's Hamlet, there is much skepticism as to what exactly is "rotten in Denmark." Claudius, the "incestuous, adulterate beast," essentially adopts this title as he exists as the root of all evil within the play (Shakespeare 1.5.42). Claudius acquires a "rotten" disease through the murder of King Hamlet. Not only has Claudius killed...

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