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Hamlet ; a Tragic Comedy

Summary: It could be said that Hamlet due to its hero and the streak of comic that runs through the tragedy makes it unconventional and therefore famous in its own right.
Epic tragedies show particular traits which are common to all the plays of the genre. This includes a protagonist who is of noble heritage, with a noble character that includes courage, self sacrifice and swiftness when executing judgment. These are traits shown by great tragic heroes such as Hercules, Oedipus & Ajax. These heroes however also possessed a unique flaw. This single flaw brings about their down fall and the tragedy ends with the death of the hero.

Shakespeare's Hamlet cannot easily be categorized as a tragedy of this kind. The protagonist of the play Hamlet is a prince of noble blood. He is shown as a thoughtful and poetic scholar of a peaceful nature. He is very passionate and he shows courage [Act one scene five where he faces the ghost of his father]. His responsibility seems to overshadow all his other concerns [proven by his...

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