Hamlet Character Analysis

1428 Words6 Pages
Its common knowledge that Shakespeare is one of the best writers in the world. He has created numerous plays with some truly memorable and touching plots, along with a handful of distinguished lead roles. And one of them being Hamlet, Shakespeare 's creation of Hamlet is insane, loving, and determined. Shakespeare appealed to a part of the human mind that isn 't influenced by its innate culture, and this is why many actors have tried their skills on Shakespearean plays, from high-school kids to acclaimed artists, yet most who try can never fully capture what Shakespeare created. The 1990 reenactment with Mel Gibson made Hamlet to be juvenile, cold, and apathetic. Shakespeare 's works were intended as plays, not as novels. When Hamlet is viewed as a script it doesn 't have the same effect as the movie does, but yet Hollywood 's attempt created, a senselessly adapted, ill-conceived, poorly acted mess of a film that 's guaranteed to frustrate anyone who loves the play and to put everybody else to sleep. Thus, Shakespeare 's character, Hamlet is brilliant well thought out character that was meant to be displayed as, insane, loving, and determined.

One could argue that Hamlet was never in love with Ophelia, but many would argue against that as well. In the play there are many nuances of Hamlet and his feeling for Ophelia, and due to the situation they were both in, and the intrusion of other people, Hamlet could never be with his true love, but there was evidence of the
Open Document