Essay On Death In Hamlet

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Death is a common tragedy used in stories; from B.C. to now, movies, books and even songs are based on death. This may convey the impression of emotions being dark or dreary, but it seems to be a fan favorite, not only among adults, but children. In Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the story is based around death, and the same could be said for The Lion King, but it is the audience that separates how deep or complex the story line can be. In the story written by Shakespeare, King Hamlet is not in the story line at all because he was murdered before the story began. This tactic makes it difficult to get a feel for the story and how hard it was for Hamlet and Gertrude to lose King Hamlet. While Hamlet was grieving and trying to get over…show more content…
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