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The Tragedy In Hamlet Essay Research Paper

The Tragedy In Hamlet Essay, Research Paper

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 father?s 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 ?At supper…no where he eats

but where he is eaten: and he is ?In Heaven.? 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