Common Themes In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Antony And Cleopatra

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Throughout history every writer has his own style and his own way of thinking, but they are all have one thing in common which is some of their themes. No one exactly knows the real number of the themes but the most common ones are; “The Great Journey, The great battle, the noble sacrifice, and love and friendship. The classical mythology played an important role in forming the ideology of thinking according to the 16th century poets for example Shakespeare, as many of his plays are full of these themes such as; Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Antony and Cleopatra. Considering Hamlet, it is a revenge tragedy play, as revenge in interviewed in the reactions of characters and it also plays an important role in driving force of the plot. In the…show more content…
After that Hamlet gets frightened of the idea of death and it propels Hamlet’s realization that death eliminated the difference between people, more over Hamlet’s only thoughts about death that it is agony for lower classes people but when it comes to the royal family like him the king and his family walk straight into heaven without any judgment unlike the regular people. There is also the theme of Madness which plays a significant role in Hamlet. Throughout the play Hamlet pretends to be mad in front of people to deceive them into thinking that he is harmless while probing his father’s death and involvement of his uncle Claudius. In (act 2 scene 2) the bumbling Polonius says “though this be madness, yet there is method in it”. The assertion of Polonius is right and wrong at the same time, because Polonius believes that Hamlet acts mad as he is in love with “Ophelia”, but Hamlet’s behavior became more erratic, because his mad acting cause him to lose his grip on reality. To sum up there is many themes in the play most of them are known and others are ambiguous and may be the ambiguous ones only known by Shakespeare and readers should not know there real reason to be a mystery only known by

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