Hamlet Essay | Hamlet: A Torn Individual

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Hamlet: A Torn Individual

Summary: In William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet seems conflicted between his sense of duty to avenge his father's death at the hands of his uncle on one hand, and his sense of what is right and wrong on the other. Because of this confliction, Hamlet constantly delays action in favor of collecting more information, overthinking the situation and finding reasons for continued avoidance. This results in tragic consequences for those around him.
Despite overwhelming evidence and the strong motive of revenge of his father's death, at the hands of his uncle, Hamlet is slow to act chasing the ultimate truth. Throughout the play Hamlet chases truth seeming to doubt even the strongest evidence. He seems conflicted by what he knows he should and must do and whether it is the right thing to do. His failures to act, and constant delay to further collect information results in tragic consequences for everyone. Hamlet constantly searches to separate reality from fiction.

Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, opens with "Who's there?" (Pg. 3 line 1) which immediately lets the reader know that the air throughout the play is uncertain, because presently they are in the process of shifting powers. Everyone is fearful and suspicious, and no one can be trusted during this time. In the beginning of Act I, the appearance of the ghost of...

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