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Why Hamlet Is Not Fit To Rule Actions judged without empathy implore bias at the deepest root Seldom life experience equals the paradox of participant observation with the magnitude and malice of Shakespeares Hamlet Although Hamlet tragically suffers misfortune from the volition of others his character measures in deed and thought From the scant background on Hamlets youth to the words of Hamlet himself ample evidence shows Hamlet unsuited to lead A good man of sterling character but a casualty of extraordinary morass the Princes impending doom is inevitable Hamlet demonstrates all men culpable While commendable men may remain fragile a leader will elude encumbrance at all cost to ensure leadership Hence not all leaders are virtuous Hamlets virtues subdue his resolve to lead Granted the opportunity the play establishes the three following reasons Hamlet can not lead a country a sheltered life the deep love for his parents and an overpowering encountering with the supernatural The play shows no intimation of Hamlet either waiting or longing to be king By all accounts he appears content as Prince Likewise one can venture his childhood balanced and happy Hamlet laments the skull of Yorick Alas poor Yorick I knew him Horatio--a fellow of infinite jest of most excellent fancy He hath bore me on his back a thousand times 51190-193 Also he speaks highly of his father and possesses a profound closeness to his mother This shows remarkable parenting producing an eminently loving respectful and faithful son However the sheltering of his life does not strike to advantage Fueled by the departure of his protected childhood Hamlets temper severely distorts his outlook philosophy and reasoning The vast contrast from guarded youth to sudden misfortune devastates the Princes world as Hamlets probity and grievance polarize his emotions Moreover preceding the ages of approximately twenty-five to thirty Hamlet had never experienced genuine tragedy Deducing these factors offers a starting point to further analyze Hamlets
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