Value Of Religion In Hamlet

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Religion plays an important role in the lives of those who choose to practice one. The values of the religion often shape one's behaviour but may contradict one's desires. Hamlet, the protagonist of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, faces many difficulties while trying to follow his desire to avenge his father's death due to his morality and religion. The Elizabethan audience can relate to his devotion to religion and thus, understand his struggles and are drawn into his life. In his soliloquy in Scene 4 of Act 4, Hamlet allows the Elizabethan audience to recognize his passion for religion and then convinces them that it is sometimes justifiable to defy a religious value.
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