Hamlet Essay | Tragedy in Hamlet

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Tragedy in Hamlet

Summary: Discusses the William Shakespeare play, Hamlet. Analyzes Hamlet's merits as a tragic hero. Explains how Hamlet embodies an important essential skill in common with all tragedies, the collapse of the tragic hero's world and mind.

In William Shakespeare's play of tragedies, we always meet a tragic hero. To play a tragic hero, they must possess some important characteristics. Hamlet embodies an important essential skill in common with all tragedies, the collapse of the tragic hero's world and mind.

That is not all which is needed to consider a play a tragedy. "The simplest of all tragic formulas, that a tragedy begins in prosperity and ends in misery" (Dean, Leonard F.; Page 218). Sometimes the tragic hero does not have to die in the end.

"A dramatic creation as significant as William Shakespeare's Hamlet is a reflection of deep emotion, not the result of some prepared systematic procedure. Thus the tragedy of Hamlet is just that; a tragedy. It evokes pity and heartache; it summons empathy and regret; it mimics the emotions of genuine despair. So although Hamlet does not technically meet every "requirement...

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