The Tragedy of Hamlet

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This William Shakespeare play shines the spotlight on just how we are as humans. Shakespeare in one single play is able to beautifully showcase all of a humans raw emotions and ways of being. The displays of emotions as portrayed by the characters are finely tuned and on point. Shakespeare takes us in a rollercoaster ride of emotions; from happyness and joking, to the uttermost hatred and evilness in mankind. It is indeed a sort of museum of who we are as people and how we react to our sorroundings and events. We crack jokes, and are happy and joyful. We know how to love others and love some even more. That love is channeled through our acts and it is apparent when it is present. There is also friendship, something many of us seek just as much as love. Not all is always well, as one could assume from the title of the play itself. In the play we are re-assured that sometimes we are just not mentally prepared to face challenges put before us. This is a sort of weakness we have as humans, but at the same time demonstrates that we have great emotional range. Shakespeare also notes on the worst qualities of us with pinpoint accuracy, all used in the most dramatic of ways possible. We use greed, and lust as motives to create deception upon others for our own benefit. Sometimes even love itself is corrupted and used as motive for evil purposes. We are selfish and nobody is going to knock some sense into us to make us appreciate what we have ourselves that the other person does not. Even the most seemingly strong and evil minded have fragile sections to them. In "The Tragedy of Hamlet" and in real life, do all these bad parts of our being pay off? Is it ever justified? Well, perhaps in the play it did for a while but not in the end, though in real life I guess the answer would be;…...

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