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Essay | Hamlet's Lack of Resolve

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Hamlet's Lack of Resolve

Summary: Hamlet shows how much he has lost faith in himself and analyses himself and life in general thoroughly. It is evident that Hamlet has lost faith in women's constancy due to his mother's remarriage, which supports Alice's comment about him not believing in himself or anything else. He is still shaken by his mother's hasty marriage and tries to confront her about her seemingly immature behaviour.
`Hamlet's self-questionings are mere pretexts to hide his lack of resolve. He believes in neither himself nor anything else, and so loses himself in caverns of introspection' (William Alice, 1890) and to what extent does this agree with Branagh's interpretation"

William Alice has read Hamlet from a certain position, and by using these views, he has reached the conclusion in the title from the play. He believes that Hamlet questions himself because deep down he has many uncertainties and insecurities about avenging his father's murder. Due to the sequence of events, he has become to feel isolated and he can only look deep inside himself for answers. In this essay, I will be looking at to what extent I agree with Alice's views and to what extent Branagh's film ties in with this.

Hamlet's character before his father's death is unknown. Therefore, we can only base Alice's...

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This section contains 2,024 words
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