Hamlet Intellect Essay

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Hamlet is a revenge tragedy in which William Shakespeare plays greatly with the intellect of his characters. The structure of it is built upon Hamlet´s pretense of madness, so as to avenge his father´s murder, but the repercussions of such a farce lead our characters on a path of death. Hamlet`s “course of thought” (3.3.83) concerning his “antic disposition” (1.5.178) is understood as the work of a genius on the grounds that the main character redefines what is genuine and what is deceitful. Thus, the decay of our lead character is for grounded by his own actions, and his failure to recognize that the human intellect cannot be controlled or maneuvered with utmost perfection comes at too high a price, the result of which develops into a tragedy. What is clear is that the play’s construction unfolds around Hamlet’s decision to vindicate his father’s killing. That, along with his actions, or lack of them, as well as the mask he puts on, are…show more content…
By all means, in such a context, is understandable how “deferring action seems far from unreasonable, [but] given the uncertainty surrounding the Ghost’s identity Hamlet does not truly know whether Claudius killed his father” (Raman, 2015: 193). Thus, Hamlet’s first step is to find out the truth: ‘‘I’ll observe his looks / I’ll tent him to the quick. If ’a do blench, / I know my course’’ (2.2.531–33), and even though doubtful about his duty, as soon as he establishes the facts his mind is set on a path: the Prince of Denmark concludes that reason must ponder will, so he sets up a plan to avenge his father´s murder. Hamlet realizes that he has no other option but to accomplish the task of punishing his villainous uncle, so in the end he resolves to “suit the action to the word, the word to the action”(3.2.3), and of set purpose assumes an “antic

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