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Hamlets Unstableness To the commoner William Shakespeares masterpiece Hamlet is a simple tragedy In this assumption most people are correct for in its simplest form Hamlet is a tale about a middle aged prince who seeks revenge for his fathers murder but in the process ends up being killed himself To the learned reader however Hamlet and its main character Hamlet are more complex than just a simple tragedy In the play we see that Hamlets personality and mood switch several times From the disillusioned to the melancholy Hamlets personality is a wild ride of a character It is true that the ghost Hamlet saw could have been the devil However it is just as plausible that the ghost was a figment of his imagination The most plausible choice is the ghost is a figment of his imagination telling him what he wants to hear The ghost that Barnardo Horation and Marcellus saw may have just been a trickery of the natural light and wind When the ghost assumed to be the recently murdered King Hamlet speaks to Hamlet the ghost tells Hamlet nothing other than what Hamlet already suspects While in the beginning Hamlet never outright blames his fathers death on Claudius Hamlet does not like Claudius and replies to the king A little more than kin and less than kind Iiil67 This shows Hamlets obvious dislike and mistrust for King Claudius As a result of this mistrust Hamlet will subconsciously question his fathers death and place Claudius as a suspect The ghost only confirms Hamlets suspicion by stating that King Hamlets death wa s a Murder most foul as in the best it is But this most foul strange and unnatural Iivl33-34 as Hamlet already believed there were circumstances surrounding his fathers death Furthermore the ghost speaks a great deal about Gertrudes incest condemning it telling Hamlet to Let not the royal bed of Denmark be A couch for luxury and
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