William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
This research paper discusses the emotional character of the protagonist in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a tragedy where the Hamlet is a central character in the play who is very emotional but at the same time brave and daring to have violent temper. Hamlet was very emotional and his father’s death came as a shock to him to which he could not get over. According to Claudius Hamlet took his father’s death to extremities.
In the play, the king is telling Hamlet that death is a natural occurrence and Hamlet’s father too lost his father. The king is telling Hamlet that he is mourning to extremes for his deceased father and that he should try to get over it as soon as he can. In another example where Hamlet is too emotional is when he recalls the way his father died. In the play, Hamlet is shown loathing himself to see his father murdered and his mother married to his uncle too soon after his death. These incidents in the play reveal that his emotions always got better of him and that he was too emotional to get over it.
Another example where Hamlet’s emotions are running wild is when he is alone. He says “She married. O, most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets! It is not, nor it cannot come to good. But break my heart, for I must hold my tongue”. He is complaining that his mother did not even mourn his father’s death and married right away. He is saying that the marriage between Claudius and Getrude cannot come to any good nor marriage is a good thing. In order to avoid hurting his mother, he does not reveal his true feelings to her after her marriage.