The Tragedy In Hamlet


The tragedy in Hamlet lies in the fact that Hamlet, the hero was human
and was violently wronged and was justified in seeking revenge. Hamlet the play
is a tragedy, and Hamlet the character is the tragic hero of the play. Hamlet,
like all tragic heroes, brings out feelings of pity and fear from the reader.
The reader pities Hamley because his father died by murder, and because Hamley
becomes mad as he learns that his uncle was the murderer. The audience fears
him because he transforms a points into a monster, crazed and impassioned,
waiting for the perfect moment to take revenge. Obviously, Hamlet is neither
completely good or evil. He is, instead only human.
Hamlet is a tragic human, mad at points, and completely sane at others.
At the beginning of the play, Hamlet is completely sane. He is still mourning
his fatherÕs death, and he is very angry at his funcle and his mother for
marrying so soon, but he is not crazy. When Hamlet first learns from the ghost
that his father was murdered by his uncle, he becomes furious and is anxious for
revenge, but at this point he is still sane. His first sign of insanity occurs
when he harasses Ophelia. Later, because after killing Polonius, he does not
think twice about what he has done, and has no remorse. And when Claudius
questions Hamlet about the location of the dead body, he does not refust to tell,
but rather jokes and riddles, saying Polonius is ÒAt supper...no where he eats
but where he is eaten: and he is ÒIn Heaven.Ó By the end of the play, some
people might believe that Hamley has surely proven his madness and evil nature,
since he has directly and indirectly killed Polonius, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern,
Ophelia, and Claudius. However, even though he has shown apparent
transformation from saneness to insanity by the time he finally takes revenge
and kills Claudius, Hamley tru

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