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Personality of Hamlet

Personality of Hamlet

Among Shakespeare’s many great works, Hamlet probably is the

greatest. The whole play is about power and authority. The king of Denmark

was murdered by his brother Claudius, who married his wife Gertrude, and

became a king of Denmark. Hamlet was the son of murdered king, who was

getting his education away from the kingdom of Denmark. He comes back and

finds his mother married to his uncle. This makes Hamlet very frustrated.

Then Hamlet sees his father’s ghost and he tells him that his uncle, the

present king has murdered him. He was suspecting that it even before his

father’s ghost had told him. So he starts thinking of ways of killing the

king and his mother. The queen, wasn’t aware that the king was murdered by

his brother. So Hamlet after couple of attempts succeeds in killing his

uncle. His mother dies by drinking poisoned wine, which was prepared for

Hamlet. Hamlet gets wounded while sword fighting with son of Polonius, whom

he have murdered earlier, because he though that he helped his uncle to

murder his father. During this fight poisoned Hamlet gets wounded. And son

of Polonius, tells him that this sword was poisoned by king to kill him. So

he stabs the king and kills him. At the end of course he dies himself.

There are so many murders in this play that could be avoided.

Especially death of Ophelia, the daughter of Polonius, who died because of

Hamlet’s mistreatment. She drowned herself. Hamlet could’ve saved her if he

reacted to her love on time. Also the death of the Queen, Polonius, and his

son was unnecessary. These characters weren’t related to his father’s


Hamlet suspected his uncle in his father murder even before the

appearance of his

father’s ghost. After hearing it from his father’s ghost his thought was to

revenge. He planned it several times, and several times could do it.

Hamlet was a clever man. He pretended that he was mad. And his murder of

Polonius wasn’t punished, because everyone thought he was mad.

I think the main thought that touched Hamlet so much in his father’s

death was his mother marriage to his uncle. He hated his mother for

marrying his uncle. He saw it as adultery, both sexual and moral. She not

only married after her husband death, but she also married his brother. So

Hamlet thought that his mother has helped his uncle to murder his father,

and therefore Hamlet was from the beginning planning on murdering both of


Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet I think is a mystery. After reading the

selection, I am just not sure what the author was trying to convey to his

audience. Is it indecisive, melancholic, brutal character of Hamlet? Or is

it the deeds people would do to gain power? Or is it the unrequited love of

Ohpelia? Or is it friendship of Horatio or etc? There are so many I think

unnecessary or irrelevant parts to this play, that doesn’t make sense to

ordinary people. But we must understand that this is a masterpiece of great

writer, which could be called “Mona Lisa” of writing. And “Art doesn’t have

to be beautiful, for people to understand it.” We don’t necessarily have to

understand artist’s work; we just have to perceive it as they are.

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