Shakespeare's Hamlet: Character Analysis Of Characters

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Analysis of Characters
There are many characters within Hamlet, where I feel the main characters are Hamlet, Claudius, and Gertrude.
Then of course there is the ghost of Hamlet, the old king of Denmark and father of Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, Barnardo and Francisco and Ophelia and Laertes, along with their father Polonius, the king of Norway.


In my opinion, Hamlet is the major character. He is the prince of Denmark and a student as well. Hamlet is an enigmatic character and he is very sceptical, which means he won 't believe anything unless he sees it with his own eyes. He appears for the first time in Scene 2, where he seems to be very upset because of his father 's death. He 's asked by his mother Gertrude why he keeps wearing black clothes and he tells her that there is more than the black clothes he wears, there 's grief within him, more than she could ever see:
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Claudius asks Hamlet why he stills depressed: “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?” and Hamlet tells him that he 's not, he is out in the sun. I think this is not how he should treat Hamlet, as he has lost his father and he feels down and he 's in pain. I believe Claudius does not feel any kind of empathy towards Hamlet, he doesn 't seem to know the grief he has inside.

He then tells Hamlet that it is casual to loose a father and to mourn them for a certain period of time:
“But you must know your father lost a father,
That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound In filial obligation for some term To do obsequious sorrow”, and he also tells him to stop his useless mourning and to think of him as his new father: “We pray you, throw to earth This unprevailing woe, and think of us As of a father”.

Gertrude asks Hamlet to stay in Denmark instead of going to Wittenberg, to what Hamlet agrees.
I think he wouldn 't have agreed if Claudius had asked him, but Claudius tells him that his decision to stay makes him happy: “This gentle and unforced accord of

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