Is Hamlet a Tragic Hero?

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Is Hamlet a Tragic Hero? Hamlet was a man said to be around 33 years old and was the tragic hero of William Shakespeare’s said to be greatest drama ever. Hamlet was a story about a Prince who lost his father and had many stresses with his mother remarrying his uncle quickly after as well as the love of his life leaving him. Hamlet was bombarded with tragedy and was very confused through the play. Hamlet was a man that was full of pride, anger, and integrity. All of these aspects of Hamlet’s life lead him to be the man he becomes. Hamlet was a price, with his father, the king of Denmark and his mother Gertrude, the queen. When his father died he was hurt terribly but that was only followed by immense anger when he found out that his mother was marrying his uncle. She married. O, most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets! It is not, nor it cannot come to good. But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue. (Hamlet, I.ii.156-159) He was later followed by a ghost. It was his father speaking to him telling Hamlet that he had been poisoned by his brother, Hamlets uncle. “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown.” (Ghost, I.v.40-41) Hamlet was outraged, and knew something had to be done. His mother married the man that killed his father. Hamlet was confused and left in a state of despair. What was he to do...? “Haste me to know ‘t. that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love may sweep to my revenge. (Hamlet.I.v.30-32) This situation was unavoidable and Hamlet had to stand up in his father’s name. He was full of pride and responsibility that would lead him to do what was needed. Hamlet can’t just stand back and watch his uncle, the murderer of his father, rule the kingdom with his mother. It was something he could not control, and the only way to resolve it was death in his

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