Theme Of Lust In Hamlet

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Lust is defined as an intense longing or a sexual desire that was a common theme influenced particularly in classic Greek literature. In most of the books, some important Greek philosophers had to say about sex and accepted desire as a perfectly natural urge. Moreover, the mindset of the unequal genders in the past has influenced the way the authors portrayed females in their plays. William Shakespeare used a variety of themes such as love, time, gender, politics, sexuality, and many others in his book. It expressed strong feelings and arguments. However, Shakespeare struggle with love and lust is evident in his Hamlet book. Throughout the reading, we can see that he is a profound admirer of beauty and perceives beauty in different ways. The…show more content…
There are many initiates the dilemma that causes the struggle he has with love and lust that influenced in his character plays. Mostly, Shakespeare considers women as symbols of lust since women’s beauty seduces men and makes them act in response to the desires that are contributed inside of them which corrupt the spirit. In Hamlet book, Shakespeare described that Hamlet became upset with his mother because she became the Claudius’s lovers, who were his father’s murderer. Therefore, Hamlet blamed all women and categorizes them as “Breeders of sinners”. As the writer…show more content…
Gertrude in this play was more than any other character, the antithesis of her son, Hamlet. In the other hand, we can see that male critics emphasis Gertrude’s sexuality and her responsibility for what happened to Hamlet. This belief made Gertrude became a lustful, predatory woman, motivated by desire and ignoring the harm caused to her son. Moreover, the workings of lust also appeared in Kurt Vonnegut’s book. In Cat’s Cradle, Vonnegut described Mona Aamons Monzano as a beautiful woman alive who made sexual desire appeared. The character Jonah, the protagonist wanted her as his sexual fantasies that come to life. Lust for Mona have driven most of the main character’s decisions and sees her as a sexpot. As a result, sexual desire for Mona motivated Jonah to go to San Lorenzo. Jonah also accepted the presidency because of his lust for Mona and power. He believed that he would become an effective leader and his belief that Mona was his soul
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