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Posts tagged "William Shakespeare"

The Foil Character in Shakespeare : Laertes, Claudius and Fortinbras

In William Shakespeare’s works, there are often many instances of the protagonist’s key traits being highlighted in the behavior of another character. However, there is no play where these foils are more obvious than in the famed Hamlet. While nearly every  →

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  →

Perceptions of the Ghost in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Throughout Hamlet, both the reader and the title character are drawn into the complex question of whether or not the ghost of Hamlet’s father is a spirit sent to tempt and destroy Hamlet or if it is truly his father who has  →

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  →