Unnaturalness In Hamlet

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a play about how an incestuous betray of a king by his own wife and blood brother brings the entire empire to its knees. The apparition King Hamlet confirms the betrayal when it tells Hamlet that he suffered a “most unnatural murder" whereby the redundancy of this phrase sets the murder from any other type of murder witnessed on earth. Specifically, the word “unnatural” emphasizes the untimeliness of the murder rather than its gruesomeness. The apparition of King Hamlet further reveals the betrayal of the Queen and her brother in law King Claudius by complaining that “Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother’s hand/Of life, of crown, of queen at once dispatched/Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin” (Shakespeare 1.5.81). This complaint unequivocally accuses Claudius for the murder of King Hamlet. The “unnaturalness” of the betrayal is vividly captured by the phrases “a brother’s hand/Of life” that evoke the intimacy and trust accorded to Claudius by King Hamlet as his own flesh and blood. The betrayal in Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet evokes internal and interpersonal conflict that permeates a human’s life. Internal conflict pitches a human being subconscious thoughts and intentions against his/her moral duty to the family or the larger society. This play characteristically shows the internal conflict in…show more content…
The latter’s remark on “How dangerous is it that this man goes loose! Yet must we not put strong law on him. He’s loved of the distracted multitude, Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes” (4.3.2) captures the international conflict between Claudius and Hamlet. This remark betrays King Claudius jealousy and fear of Hamlet as his rival whose charismatic leadership clashes with his authoritarian rule and hence enjoys a more popular following than the king

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