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Hamlet Throughout the course of Shakespeares Hamlet the main character Prince Hamlet is forced to overcome many devastating losses Dealing with these hardships causes Hamlet to change during the course of the play Hamlets change from a peaceful to bloodthirsty man is evident through his anger over his situation his wanting revenge and his determination to finally get what he wants Hamlets peaceful life was flipped upside down very quickly His father King Hamlet died and his mother remarried his uncle very shortly after his fathers death Claudius Hamlets uncle took the throne that Hamlet rightfully deserved While trying to work out this awkward situation Hamlet is met by the ghost of his father The ghost explains that he did not die it was through a murder most foul that he was killed by his own brother Hamlet is left not sure what to believe only making his anger worse He is angry at his mother for going through with such a hasty marriage so soon after the kings death This is evident when he states Frailty thy name is woman expressing his dissatisfaction with his mothers choices He is also upset with Claudius as he says A little more than kin and less than kind of their relationship It is difficult for him since he has no like for Claudius even though they are now even more closely related After much brooding over his anger Hamlet realizes he wants revenge However even though he has convinced himself he is not able to perform the act In his most famous soliloquy Hamlet is forced to make a decision on how to act with the knowledge the ghost has given him To be or not to be that is the question whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them Hamlet decides to act on
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