Examples Of Inhumanity In Hamlet

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“Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane, drink off this potion. Is thy union here? Follow my mother” (Shakespeare A.5 S.2). This quote is from the drama, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare. The quote takes place after Queen Gertrude dies and right before Hamlet murders King Claudius. Hamlet is about a royal family living in Denmark in the 16th century. The events that take place in Hamlet are inhumane because of the cruelty of the actions that are taken. The most predominant theme in the drama, Hamlet, is inhumanity. This theme is proved to be true through the use of characterization of Hamlet, conflicts between Hamlet and his companions, setting as in the location of where the characters die, and plot for the order of when events take place. The first example of inhumanity in Hamlet is when Hamlet wants to kill himself, but he will not because his God made a law against suicide. “O, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dew, or that the everlasting had not fixed, his canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable. Seem to me all the uses of…show more content…
¨How now, a rat? Dead for a ducat, dead! ¨ (A.3.S.4). This is a quote said by Hamlet immediately before he murders Polonius. The setting of this quote is very important because it takes place in the Queen’s bedroom, right in front of the queen. Hamlet stabs Polonius through the curtain in the Queen’s room, thinking that was stabbing Claudius. He did not know who he was stabbing because the curtain was in the way. In the film, the curtain is gigantic, so Hamlet cannot tell exactly where Polonius is. He manages to hit Polonius, and the sword is showed moving up and down as Polonius is dying. The murder of Polonius shows Gertrude that her son is truly insane because Hamlet murdered Polonius in cold

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