Hamlet: Character Analysis

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Hamlet’s Character Analysis Introduction In hamlet, the main theme identified is related to revenge. This means that the dominant characters try to bring out this theme. The male characters in the story such as Hamlet and Laertes are main proponents of this theme; for instance, the lead protagonist, is in a battle with his uncle King Claudius over allegations that he killed his father and took over the throne. He is therefore on a mission to avenge his father and punish King Claudius. He also is unhappy with the fact that the King married his mother immediately after his father demise; Hamlet perceives it as a sign of disrespect to his late father. Laertes on the other hand is trying to avenge the death of his father (Shakespeare, 2017). The…show more content…
For example, it is normal behavior that a bereaved woman must show some remorse. This isn’t the case in her situation as she moves on as if nothing had happened. This aspect even shocks her son. Besides that, she continuously betrays her rebellious son in order to continue being relevant in her new relationship; it is only an evil person who is capable of such acts. Another instance that showed she is evil was when she did not object to the king’s suggestion of putting her son in a fencing match; she already knew that this challenge would be life threatening to Hamlet’s life yet she did not object or raise her fears (Shakespeare, 2017). The final evidence that confirms that Gertrude was evil was when the Ghost of her husband appears to Hamlet. It describes her as a seeming vicious queen. She can also be considered as calculative and ambitious. She is ambitious because she is unwilling to let anything stand in her quest to remain at the helm of the royal ladder. If even if it means conflicting with her own son. She is calculative since she quickly realizes that with the death of her husband, the only other way to maintain her stature is marring her husband’s brother. Gertrude’s role in the
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