Family Dynamics In Hamlet

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Hamlet is comparable to the way many teens’ families work in their regular everyday life. I honestly think Hamlet is very comparable to teen’s family dynamics. In the book Hamlet is fighting for his farther the whole time. In teens’ whose family has divorced they usually prefer to fight for their real dad over their step dad. Hamlet also somewhat gets mad at his mother for marrying another man. If a teens’ mother remarries they will usually be mad at her. Hamlet is very upset that his father’s memory is forgotten so quickly when Gertrude marries Hamlets fathers brother. Hamlet says the marriage happened two months after his father’s death while Ophelia says its four months. Hamlet states that he disapproves of the new king by saying look how…show more content…
It seems that Claudius was not happy with just taking his brothers throne, he also took his brother’s wife. Hamlet feels that the new king is full of greed and has taken over their lives. On top of his obsession with revenge Hamlet also appears to have sexual desire for his mother. The loss of his father along with his mother’s marriage to Claudius and his confusion to his feelings for his mother have set hamlet on a dangerous. In Hamlet there are three key families Hamlets Family, Polonius’s family, and Fortinbras’s family. There are many similarities between the three families. “One similarity is that at least one of the members of the family has a hidden agenda”. Hamlet wants to get revenge or his father’s death. Laertes wants to kill Hamlet because he killed Polonius. Fortinbras to invade Denmark and claim what he thinks is his own thrown. The dysfunction in hamlets family is one of the main reasons that he slowly get crazier and crazier. This craziness then turns into an obsession to get revenge for his father. No one in his family understands this so they all think he is just an insane man. Another reason for his insanity is that Claudius tried to send Hamlet to England to be…show more content…
“The one place of connection that has the potential to be most stable for all children, teens, and adults alike is the family environment.” Teen suicide has many reasons behind it, some people may not know. Based on Judith Peacock’s research on the subject, “No one is sure why more teens today are taking their own life” (Peacock pg.1). More suicides have been happening without explanation…. Or maybe the answer has always been under our noses. Many suicides could be linked with teen stress and responsibility. Teen responsibility can mean a lot of different things whether it is from getting/keeping a part-time job, being the “popular kid”, or just trying to keep grades up. All of these tasks are a lot easier said than done. It can get so stressful that someone doesn’t think it can be done and just gives up on life, and those around them. Sometimes having all that responsibility on top of normal chores and hormones can feel like WAY too much for one person to take and it might honestly feel like suicide is the only way
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