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Discovering Hamlet is learning about a tragedy story of a murder moral failure love and loyalty So shall you hear of carnal bloody and unnatural acts Of accidental judgements casual slaughters Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause Fallen on the inventors head All this I can truly deliver 5333 More than anything else Hamlet is a drama about erroneous choices and indecisiveness that allowed the disastrous climax In my essay I am going to examine whether Prince Hamlet was able to influence the coming tragedy or if he was simply a victim of his fate I believe that there were two main choices which Prince Hamlet took and which predetermined the tragedy - his pretentious madness and the reluctance to kill Claudius at the right moment I would like to show how these two decisions influenced the final outcome I believe that if Hamlet had acted more rationally the manslaughters could have been prevented Hamlet decided to start acting mad after the meeting with the ghost of his father Although it is arguable whether or not he was entirely acting all the time there is no question over the fact that he had initially decided to pretend his madness There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio Here as before never so help your mercy How strange or odd soeer I bear myself- As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on- 15173 The purpose of his pretending was to slowly reveal his uncles secret and then attack unexpectedly What Hamlet probably did not expect are the lethal effects which this game brought He lost two of his most important potential allies - Ophelia and Gertrude Ophelia was driven to suicide by Hamlets mad treatment She was the least guilty and yet even she had to die just like almost everybody else Hamlet did not spare her outrages of hurtful comments Get thee
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