Theme Of Motivation In Hamlet

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In our life, we all have reasons behind the things we do, act and say. For instance, people may bully others to put their rage out or to make people feel useless. William Shakespeare is someone who made plays like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth and many others. In Shakespeare’s play titled Hamlet his portrayal of motivation contributes to his timeless appeal. Shakespeare gives and shows the insight of society, culture and the natural human emotions that he teaches his readers. Hamlet is a cruel and heartbreaking story. It is about Hamlet’s father who died and Hamlet found out that his dad was murdered by Hamlet’s uncle named Claudius, so he could take the throne and marry Queen Gertrude.The play, Hamlet deals with themes of unsuccessful…show more content…
In Hamlet, Shakespeare reveals that revenge is a cruel and an unsuccessful thing to do. Revenge isn’t the solution to our problems.The ghost of old Hamlet declares his son to repay his death by killing Claudius because he took his wife, the throne, and his life, but to not harm Queen Gertrude. This quote, “O, horrible! O, horrible! O, horrible! Let not the royal bed of Denmark be A couch for luxury and damned incest…Remember me.” Repetition and emotive language is used in this quote and shows that the old ghost Hamlet is heartbroken and furious. Also, he wants Hamlet to take revenge and to reclaim the throne.Therefore, the cause of revenge is still relevant to modern readers today because it teaches readers that revenge is never the answer and to show an insight of what revenge looked like in Shakespeare’s time compared to our…show more content…
Like one of the reason, we betray people is to protect someone or yourself. In Hamlet, Shakespeare reveals that betrayal is hopeless because of it a domino effect. That means it keeps happening over and over again. For instance, in the play, Claudius had to betray his brother because he wanted to take Hamlet father 's throne. In this quote, “Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast, With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts- So to seduce!- won to his shameful lust, The will of my most seeming- virtuous queen.” The metaphor is used in this quote and the old ghost Hamlet describes Claudius as a “ traitorous gift” meaning Claudius is an untrustworthy person because of what he has done to old ghost Hamlet. Therefore, Claudius betrays his brother because Claudius took the throne, his wife, and his life. These reasons of betrayal lead to Shakespeare 's timeless appeal because Betrayal is a human feeling or act we do and it is like a domino effect that happens again and again in Hamlet and in real life. Shakespeare shows his characters in Hamlet the true nature of human feeling of betrayal and what the characters
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