Hamlet Essay | Analysis of Hamlet, Laertes, and King Claudius

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Analysis of Hamlet, Laertes, and King Claudius

Summary: In the play Hamlet, Hamlet, Laertes, and King Claudius can be analyzed through their affections towards Ophelia. Ophelia's actions and her people's affection towards her contributes to the analysis of the play.
Ophelia's madness and later on, her funeral are probably the main landmarks into the analyzing the traits of those who is honest, deserving, and just among the main actors. To some, the grief and love expressed in Ophelia's funeral by Hamlet has been out of guilt, while Laertes love and his grief are genuine. King Claudius also shows his love to Ophelia's in subtle ways during his examination in Act Four. It is through Ophelia's actions that contributed many of the statements made by characters during the play Hamlet.

The grief and love that Laertes expressed in the funeral shows his closeness to Ophelia. An example of Laertes love can be shown through a quote taken in Ophelia's funeral: "Hold off the earth a while, till I have caught her once more in mine arms" (Act 5, Scene 1, Line 256-257). This quote also shows...

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