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The study of Shakespeares Hamlet has been one that is very extensive as well as enormous Books upon books have been written about this great play About an equal amount of books however have been written about one character Hamlet A critic of Hamlet once said a man set out to read all the books about Hamlet would have time to read nothing else not even Hamlet What is the great fascination with Hamlet and the characters contained within The great intrigue comes from the ambiguity of the play and its characters Hamlet is the tragedy of reflection The cause of the heros delay is irresolution and the cause of this is excess of the reflexive and speculative habit of the mind Halliday 217 The reason that there are so many critics is that there are just as many theories and speculations Even in the twentieth century on could create or discover a new theory or criticism based on the play or its characters The character Hamlet alone has over two dozen critics from Quinn to Coleridge Some critics come up with sane interpretations of Hamlet while others use wild and crazy themes Some conclude that the problem with Hamlet and a classic thesis used by many students is insanity versus sanity The theories progress from there The theories range from manic-depressant to homosexual Some are even very creative such as the thesis that Hamlet is actually a female raised as a male But no matter how many theories speculations or thesis there are many hold some ground This thesis paper will not stress on any of the statements I have listed above However I will take a stand with Coleridge and speak about Hamlets genius and cognitive activity Hamlets true dilemma is not one of sanity -Vs- insanity but one pressing his intellectual capacity Being a scholar Hamlet is prone to thought rather than actions Cause
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