Hamlet Essay, Research Paper
Hamlet is the inner person of all mankind” as stated by actor Alan Bates. What did Mr. Bates mean by this?
Could he be referring to the love, the corruption, the revenge, or the insanity displayed by Hamlet; or was he
referring to more than Shakespeare decided to set corruption in Elsinor, a royal castle in medieval Denmark.
Prior to the first act Hamlets’ mother, Queen Gertrude is widowed to King Hamlet. When this tragedy starts,
we are introduced to Marcellus, Bernardo, and Francisco wh e serpent that stung him. He tells Hamlet that
the serpent goes by the name of Claudius. Hamlets’ composure, wit, and strength would now be tested to
their limits. With one wrong slip of the tongue, one wrong hateful glance, Hamlet would go straight to
Through the second act the plot thickens as Hamlets’ mind begins to ponder the possibilities of confession
by the king. His love for Ophelia is also strongly noticed by all. The nobilities of Elsinor also notice the love
he shows and they begin to real In this Scene true madness comes into play. Once Ophelia meets Hamlet
and speaks with him her love abandons her. Hamlet realizes that his mother and step father are aware of
this love and might use this to end his threat. Hamlet must end their thought Act III deals with the confession
of the king and what he must do in order to remedy the situation. While watching the play, the confession
comes out. Now the corruption is real and proven. The king, now concerned about the awareness of Hamlet,
must p dom learns of Polonius death. The king sends Hamlet to England for his unknowing execution. Once
again with Hamlets quick thinking and wit escapes death and returns to Elsinor enraged at the king.
Claudius, knowing the disturbance he has caused must act In the final scene the duel becomes deadly.
Laertes poisons the sword and Claudius poisons the wine. Queen Gertrude, without knowing, drinks the
wine and is almost instantly killed. At that same time Laertes cuts Hamlet and he is infected with the dea