Diction In Hamlet

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Hamlet is written by Shakespeare between 1599-1602. The prince, Hamlet, is torn between the decision to act upon his father’s death, and avenge him by killing his father’s murderer, or to be a decent human and not commit murder, “To be, or not to be? That is the question…”(Act 3 Scene 1). Although, since this play is a tragedy, everyone dies anyways. However, there is more to be understood in this play than just death. Hamlet may be interpreted differently by two readers, depending on a few factors. First, it is written during the Elizabethan Era, the late 1500’s, to the early 1600’s, there is obviously a big difference in society from then, to now. Secondly, diction and poetry play an important role in understanding what is being said between

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