Hamlet Essay

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Howard Hoyle III February 20, 2012 Studies in World Literature Hamlet Response Paper Hamlet is a man of many different qualities and he reveals only certain qualities to certain people. Hamlet draws his audience, the reader, into noticing the different qualities that he has. His qualities are shown through his conversations with other characters as well as through his soliloquies. Hamlet’s words of wisdom and relevance help to distinguish how Hamlet feels about each character that he encounters in this play. Shakespeare presents Hamlet as a fascinatingly flawed character. The reader sees Hamlet’s almost boundless complexity of a personality when he is displaying strong emotion to his mother, the queen Gertrude, Horatio, and his father the ghost. He truly cares about each of them but has a different relationship with all three. The phrases and speeches that Hamlet addresses are both poetic and piercing. So when Hamlet is speaking, he is constantly revealing his qualities which range from love, to respect, to hate. Hamlet's most powerful qualities seem to be revealed through his conversation with the people that he cares about, namely his family and friends. The queen, Gertrude, is Hamlet's mother and she is probably the living being that Hamlet cares about the most. Unfortunately, one of Hamlet's qualities, which are revealed in a conversation with his mother, is a negative one and that is anger. His quality is displayed through Hamlet's soliloquy in (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 131,161). Hamlet is angry at his mother for marrying a new husband, his uncle, Claudius, so quickly after his father's death. Hamlet is so distraught about his father’s death he continues wearing black clothing because he is still mourning for his father. After the death of her husband she moved on and married Hamlet’s uncle and she were upset and wanted Hamlet to move on like she did. She

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