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The Unbelievable Yet Predictable Tragedy Hamlet by William Shakespeare illustrates foreshadowing through its characters to keep the reader interested throughout the play Several examples of this foreshadowing are Hamlets depressed state of mind which foreshadows his motivation to find out the truth about his fathers death when Hamlets father comes to him as a ghost and informs him about his murder this causes rage within Hamlet that foreshadows his revenge and when Hamlet asks the players to perform The Mousetrapwhich might prove Claudius involvement in King Hamlets murder andforeshadows Hamlets revenge Another example is Hamlets sudden unusual behavior towards Ophelia which foreshadows a fatal outcome for the lovers Finally the concluding example is Laertes anger and pain towards his fathers death which foreshadows his revenge towards Hamlet his fathers murderer In the beginning of Hamlet there is an immediate introduction to Hamlets grief and gloominess which foreshadows his need for revenge Hamlets lovely personality and pleasantry were gone and he found himself dissatisfied with the world around him His world was falling apart in front of him King Hamlet was an excellent king who loved his wife Queen Gertrude deeply But Hamlet couldnt understand how his mother who would hang on her husband as if increase of appetite had grown could forget about him so quickly 12147-148 It seemed to Hamlet as if they both loved each other immensely However before Gertrudes unrighteous tearshad left the flushing in her galled eyesshe married her husbands brother 12159-161 It was only two months after the funeral and she was married This hurt Hamlet a lot because he felt his mother didnt seem to love her deceased husband as much as he loved her She proved this by marrying his brother which was considered improper to Hamlet and others Hamlets depression and madness were not only caused by the death of his father but by his mothers remarriage His love for his dear father motivated him to
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