Reality In Hamlet

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“To thine own self be true.” (shakespeare 1.3. 78)
Everyone deals with grief in a different way. Throughout the entire play of Hamlet, he is mourning over the death of his father. This sets the entire the entire play.
Hamlet was published between 1603 and 1604. The play is based off the Renaissance literary period between the 1500’s and 1660’s. (L. (n.d), 2018). Even with a 518 to 358 year time difference many of the events that happened are still happening today. Although they tend to be less dramatic.
“O, that this too too-sullied flesh would melt,
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!
Or that the Everlasting had not fix 'd
His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! God! O God!
How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
Seem to me all the uses of
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One that sticks out is of Queen Gertrude. Hamlet states that, “With which she followed my poor father’s body, / Like Niobe, all tears;” (Shakespeare 1.2.148-49.) Niobe is the Queen of Thebes whose children were killed due to her boasting about them and being arrogant. She constantly wept until Diana and Apollo turned her into stone. In which she then streamed water constantly. (Niobe, 2018). Queen Gertrude acted very devastated about the death of her late husband Old King Hamlet. During his funeral she wept continuously following his…show more content…
It did not ever take two months before the queen remarried King Claudius who is Old King Hamlet 's brother.
In the 21st century many people many people experience a appearance versus reality moment. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association one in every five people in Canada alone will experience a mental illness (C, (n.d)). Since there is such a stigma around mental illness’s many people who are depressed will appear to be a happy person. They may even smile during tough moments in their lives. At the same time these people may return home and allow their true feelings to show. It is very sad that people believe they need to put on a performance out in public when it comes to their emotions.
If and individual is smiling at all moments of the day it does not always mean that they are happy. They make themselves appear to be something that they are not as it is easier to smile than explain why they are crying. Only one in five people who are struggling with a mental condition will receive the therapy that they need (C, (n.d)). Thus causing them to not have the proper techniques on how to express
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