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Posts tagged "Hamlet"

Character Analysis of Gertrude in Hamlet By Sasha Safonova

Many describe The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark as the most mature and complex play in Shakespeare’s repertoire. Thorough studies and research exist on topics which touch upon numerous diverse facets of Hamlet. The author developed a range of characters which has fascinates  →

Essay on Divine Right in Shakespeare’s Richard II and Henry V

The divine right to rule is an important issue in both Shakespeare’s “Richard II” and “Henry V”. In each play by Shakespeare, the kings are prone to making a series of mistakes or succumbing to certain weaknesses and are judged  →

Analysis of the “To Be or Not to Be” Soliloquy in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The meaning of the “to be or not to be” speech in Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been given numerous interpretations, each of which are textually, historically, or otherwise based. In general, while Hamlet’s famous “to be or not to be” soliloquy  →

Full Character Analysis of Hamlet

 One of the many talents of the playwright William Shakespeare was that he broke the limiting mold of the one-dimensional character by representing characters in all of their human complexity. Hamlet, for example, is a compelling character because he is  →

Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a Tragic Hero

Is Hamlet a tragic hero? In many senses, Hamlet is the quintessential tragic hero. Not only does he begin with the noblest motivations (to punish his father’s murderer) but by the end, his situation is do dire that the only  →

The Power of Words & Language in Hamlet and Othello by William Shakespeare

In two of Shakespeare’s plays, Hamlet and Othello, the power of words helps drive the central action of the plots. While there are different motivations for characters to employ the power of words and language in both Hamlet and Othello , the result is generally the same. First  →