The Effects Of Death In Hamlet

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Death seems to be the only thing guaranteed in life. Even though we know death is an inevitable psychologically traumatic event, nothing can prepare those who are left behind. After a loved one’s passing, it can affect a person physically, psychologically, and socially. Multiple cases of these effects can be found in the tragedy Hamlet, like how Ophelia and Hamlet find their own ways to grieve. In this drama, Shakespeare uses imagery of death and the emotional and moral decay of his characters to enhance the atmosphere of the play. Recurring accounts of death cause the main character, Hamlet, to question his beliefs on life after death. Most people, including mental health specialists, have failed to recognize the full significance of the impact of death on life. It is…show more content…
Old King Hamlet's ghost describes his death in Act I, Scene 5 of Hamlet by relating what really happened to him.King Hamlet’s ghost tells Hamlet that he died by his brother’s hand, which is treachery at its finest. He deprived the King of his life, his queen, his crown, his kingdom, and his chance to repent of his sins and turn to a more righteous way of life before he died a physical death. King Hamlet’s ghost says that he died with his sins still a part of him and unforgiven, with “No reckoning made….” This haunts him greatly and Claudius’ murderous actions are responsible for this, as he cut the King’s life short when he still had missions to accomplish and things to resolve in his life.He says that what he will tell Hamlet will cause Hamlet to seek revenge. King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.) He says that it was a “…Murther most foul.” These words cause Hamlet to feel the desire seek revenge. He wants to know the true story of his father’s death and then he will speedily exact the revenge his father’s ghost
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