Reflection On Hamlet Horatio

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When reading a complex play like Hamlet, individuals like to explore simpler themes and ideas that are easily surfaced within the story, for example peoples preposition towards anger and revenge. Why, would you ask. Because it is the author's intent to throw pure human emotions into the face of the audience. The readers like to feel a familiar association without going too deep into the plays often convoluted storyline. This makes us as readers circle back to the frequently asked question: is the play Hamlet based around love or revenge? Well in order to answer it, you as a reader have to dig-in and unwind the play thoroughly, page after page to come up with that answer. While reading Hamlet, a reader is taken on a maelstrom of emotions; love, sadness, anger, fury, revenge, empathy, and pity. At the end of this emotional ride, I asked myself: what does every character in the play seems to be motivated by? Revenge? Yes, on the surface, but when digging deeper, every person's action seems to be influenced by the…show more content…
Of course, he does not dramatically die in the end, but there is something special about Horatio that catches the attention of Hamlet. Looking back at many of Hamlets decisions and masked plans, Horatio has been the brain and power house behind pretty much all of them. They have a very honest and safe relationship with each other, which as the book goes on, is a quality that everyone seems to lose with one another. Somehow, they manage to persevere through it together and keep their eyes on what's really important to them. The relationship that they have with each other is almost like a father-son connection; Hamlet really looks up to Horatio and takes what he says very seriously, especially because Horatio tends to be less afraid to speak his mind, and willing to say what Hamlet isn’t able to express in

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