Hamlet's Turning Point

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Prince Hamlet is thirty years old, these thirty years being divided into two periods: the first covers the years of his life prior to his definitive return from Württemberg, where he studied (this period is not poeticised in the play, but can be understood based on the testimonies of the others); the second period starts with the death of his father, under the very unclear circumstances. Accordingly, his father 's death is considered a turning point for two reasons: it divides Hamlet 's life into “before” and “after”; it is also the focal spot of the entire conflict within a man, internal dilemma, a change in perception of the world and men, and, finally, the main reason for the tragic outcome of the drama.
Contrary to the barbaric nature of king Claudius and the courtiers, Hamlet is a man of a noble spirit, educated and subtle – he enjoys theatrical performances, poetry
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His illusions about the world, knowing that ' 'the time came out of joint”, are dispelled, since he recognizes that the world is full of lies, deceit, and wrongdoing, and that - in relation to all of this - he is powerless to do anything and revert it to the previous state (Shakespeare 1.5.943). He becomes hesitant about the revenge and the purpose of retaliation on the pretext of needing new evidence. In order to find them, Hamlet, very prudent and a good actor, takes on the role of a madman. Lost in the role, he radically changes his looks, movement, facial expression, dress code, and language. The language and words he uses are no longer an expression of wisdom and knowledge, but a means to designed madness. With his madman mask on, Hamlet can move freely, listen, engage in dialogues, provoke. Hamlet’s amazing change and his unawareness of his inner potential are perfectly reflected in Ophelia’s words: ' 'Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be” (Shakespeare

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