Thesis For Hamlet And Horatio

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Research Paper Thesis Statement and Sources Hamlet needed an outward monitor and guide as he lost in his father, and has been shown from his choice of the calm, cheerful, and independent Horatio for his friend. They are, in all respects, except common love and reverence, the opposites of each other. There friendship is important to the play, as it is this relationship that gives the audience an insight into Hamlet's character through the entire play. Shakespeare uses this friendship between Hamlet and Horatio as device to let the audience see that Hamlet in reality was a good person. When Hamlet talks to Horatio there usually is a momentary glimpse of the young Hamlet prior to his father's death. In this way the vast difference of their own characters is shown as well. Works Cited 1. Kaplan, Michael I. "English 102--Third Place." Hamlet and Horatio: The Many Faces of Love. 27 Oct. 1998. Web. 18 Mar. 2011. <>. 2. Benington, David D. "Story Analyses." Welcome to! 10 Apr. 1999. Web. 18 Mar. 2011. <>. 3. Gillies, Peter. "The Role of Horatio in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Eye On Palestine Forum...Where English Is Fun." Eye On Palestine Forum...Where English Is Fun - Powered by VBulletin. 26 June 2009. Web. 18 Mar. 2011. <>. 4. Burnett, Mark C. "Shakespeare's Horatio: An Analysis of Hamlet's Friend Horatio." Shakespeare Online. 02 Aug. 2003. Web. 18 Mar. 2011. <>. 5. Rosenburg, Marvin C. "Hamlet Haven: Horatio." Hamlet Haven: An Online, Annotated Bibliography. 09 Nov. 2008. Web. 18 Mar. 2011.

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