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Everyone contains a tinge of Hamlet in his feelings wantsand worries and proudly so for Hamlet is not like the other tragicheroes of his period He stands apart from other Shakespeares heroesin his today much discussed innocence Is this supposed tragic heromaybe an ideal hero - one without the tragic flaw which has been apart of the formula for the tragedy since the Golden age of Greece isa question that has been the field for many literary critics battlesThe main and most often the only flaw that has been attributed toHamlet is his delay This seems to constitute the central part inHamlet Critics seem to cling to this detail as if trying to save thestatus of Hamlet as a typical Elizabethan tragedy of revenge By thedefinition of tragedy there should exist a flaw in the character ofthe main hero who is a great personality that is engaged in astruggle that ends catastrophically Stratford 90 If Hamlet had noflaw what kind of tragic hero is he No doubt Hamlet is a tragicaldrama for it has many characters from the top ending up losing theirlives But the play wouldnt lose its tragic tone if Hamlet was a anideal hero instead of tragic one which is exactly the case If justall critic realized this maybe today we wouldnt have that muchtrouble trying to decipher Hamlets character just like Elizabethanaudience never raised any questions concerning Hamlets delay It wasonly in the last two centuries that the audience and their perceptionshave drastically changed which causes this confusion concerning thecharacter that was created by Shakespeare for common people some Hamlet is like a soldier that is thrown into a war where hehas to do some things he rather would avoid doing but under the givencircumstances he bites his teeth and carries himself well Stratford128 In this war the circumstances brought on by Claudiuss murderingof King Hamlet are Hamlets enemy His dead father is the destroyedcountry painful truth
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