Reason In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Certainly, in the play, “Hamlet,” it also proves the claim of reason being the cause of disasters. At the same time, Prince Hamlet demonstrates how reason did not lead to disaster and it is an uncontrolled passion that leads to disaster in the play. First, Prince Hamlet shows reason when he distrusts the ghost’s words because there was no concrete evidence of King Claudius’ sinful action. Although Prince Hamlet was captivated by his strong passion for revenge, he still had enough consciousness of thinking that the ghost is not his father and could be lying to him. This is shown during Prince Hamlet’s 2nd soliloquy in “ what a rogue and peasant slave am I,” “ The spirit that I have seen may be a devil, and the devil hath power t’ assume a pleasing
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