Similarities Between Hamlet And The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock

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I. gamemnon, Hamlet and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” are texts written by different artists at different times. All have their own themes but most are related. Agamemnon and Hamlet have much comparison that one would assume the writers had the same ideas while writing them. These texts too share a common end. A. Background information Agamemnon by Aeschylus is a play about a king, Agamemnon, who goes to battle in Troy and comes back with a slave and a concubine, Cassandra. His wife, Clytemnestra welcomes him home but later kills him together with his concubine who has already foretold of their death. His wife kills him because he sacrifices their daughter Iphigenia, on the way to Troy, to convince the goddess Artemis to send him good winds. Hamlet by Shakespeare is a play about Hamlet the prince of Denmark whose father is killed. The ghost appears and claim hamlet’s father was killed by his brother who takes over his kingship and marries the queen, his late brother’s wife. Hamlet delays in his plot to take avenge his father though he does so in the end. The queen, his mother, dies after taking a poisoned drink that is meant for Hamlet. T.S Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is a poem written of a woman loved by the character in the poem yet he cannot sum up enough courage to confess what he feels, he feels indecisive, he end up drowned by the sea. B. The comparison of how the element of betrayal has been used by the different artists to develop

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