Quotes On Corruption In Hamlet

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Corruption in Hamlet

The Tragedy of Hamlet, is a twisted play written by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is a tragic play set in Denmark. Shakespeare’s Hamlet shows the life of the young and troubled Prince Hamlet, who’s world gets turned upside down after his father is killed, and his mother, Gertrude, quickly marries King Hamlet 's brother and murderer. In Hamlet, there are several types of corruption throughout the play, including murder, false faces, deceit, spying, and poisonings. Evil is a controlling factor throughout the play. In the beginning of Hamlet, Prince Hamlet is summoned by his father 's ghost to come talk to him outside of Elsinore(Roberts 1263). The ghost of King Hamlet, tells Hamlet how he was murdered and who the murderer is(1265). The ghost tells Hamlet that Claudius poured poison in his ear while he was sleeping in the garden. The ghost asks Hamlet to set out to get revenge on his murderer. Marcellus, Hamlet’s good friend, experiences a bad feeling when he sees the ghost, “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (1.4.90), Marcellus says as he quickly realizes the corruption that is happening in Denmark after King Hamlet 's murder (1263). “O villain, villain, smiling damned
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He will try to get Hamlet to drink the wine, in case the poisoned sword does not work. Claudius’s plan takes a wrong turn when Gertrude drinks the poisoned wine that was intended for Hamlet(1343). Gertrude realizes the drink was poisoned and calls out to Hamlet. Gertrude shouts out “No, no the drink! O my dear Hamlet! The drink, the drink! I am Poisoned(5.2.292-293), she realizes the poison was intended for Hamlet. Gertrude finally realizes that Claudius is evil, proving that Claudius is a coward and a man with no
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