Hamlet Essay | Hamlet's Oedipal Fantasy

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Hamlet's Oedipal Fantasy

Summary: An essay on Hamlet by William Shakespear, trying to prove that an oedipal reraltionship exists between Hamlet and Gertrude (his mother).
Shakespeare's Hamlet is a world renown play that follows the heart-rending life of young Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark. Throughout this tragic play the "poetic prince" is faced with many fate defining choices. It is at these moments that a viewer is asked to consider whether or not Hamlet chooses these options to subconsciously fulfil the, much debated upon, expected traits and characteristics of the Archetype; The Oedipal Son. An archetype is a way for a viewer to categorize common traits of characters within plays. For a viewer to make an accurate decision on this eternally debated topic, they must first be presented with a definition of Hamlet's archetype. The Oedipal Complex was first theorised by Sigmund Freud. He defined the Oedipal Complex as follows; Some individuals display a repressed desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex while feeling rivalry with the parent...

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