Hamlet Essay | Hamlet's Dilemma

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Hamlet's Dilemma

Summary: In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the protagonist, Hamlet, possesses a tragic flaw of being over-emotional and taking little or no action. When the play opens, Hamlet appears very frank in his actions and mental state. However, in the following act, Hamlet's character and intentions change suddenly, and become caught up in perplexity. Hamlet's many contradictions and inconsistencies also come through during the play.
William Shakespeare is arguably the most influential and world-renowned playwright in history. He is attributed with the writing of a total of 34 plays, which comprise of comedies, histories, and tragedies. His tragedies, which are frequently studied, follow one particular format: the protagonist, referred to as the tragic hero, is confronted by choices. The tragic hero must resolve them in one manner or another. Once he has taken the decision, a train of events sets off, which he cannot alter. His tragic flaw will lead to his utter downfall and death. The protagonist is named the tragic hero due to the fact that he possesses this tragic flaw. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the protagonist exhibits a deceitful and perplexing nature due to the internal dilemmas he faces. Consequently, he displays several inconsistencies throughout the play and every decision seems to be a struggle. Every decision is contemplated and pondered...

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