Examples Of Tragic Flaw In Hamlet

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Laura Mercado
Lori Logue
English 1010
19 October 2014
Hamlet’s Tragic Flaw
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is a play that was written by one of the world’s most influential writers, William Shakespeare, roughly between 1599 and 1602. Till this very day, this play continues to be one of the best known plays in society. This is due to the fact that simply this play was well written. William Shakespeare did a phenomenal job with the plot making it so that anybody that encounters the book is kept on their toes throughout the whole play. The play takes place in the late medieval period in Denmark, and is centered around its main character Hamlet. Hamlet, is the Prince of Denmark, and also the son of the deceased King. While Hamlet is having tremendous amount of depression (to the point where he contemplates suicide) due to the death of his father, he not only has to cope with that, but also has to deal with the fact that his “used to be uncle” Claudius has taken the position of being Hamlet’s dad now. It isn’t until after Hamlet speaks with ghost where the play really kicks off. This particular ghost happened to be Hamlets dead father who revealed the truth behind his death. The ghost, relieved that it was his brother Claudius who murdered him so he could claim the
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Hamlet was very impulsive with his decisions. He choose to act rashly and impulsively without taking the time to check out situations thoroughly which unfortunately led to devastating consequences. Throughout the story, Hamlet struggled with the ability to control his strong emotions which led to his impulsive behavior. In Hamlet there were two big, significant occasions in which Hamlet’s hasty actions were done without forethought, and led to a great deal of trouble in the

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