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One of the most unique things about the play Hamlet with Hamlet playing the main character is the way relationships between the main and lesser characters have not changed from Shakespeares time period in which he wrote this play to the modern dilemmas of today The character Hamlet relates through individualism of self to others in the play and Shakespeare uses this confusion of self and nature thus assuring many types of readers who can relate to his Hamlet characterization Hamlet portrays himself with all his human flaws but it is this humanity that makes him distinctive from everyone else in the story In addition all of Hamlets waking hours are preoccupied with his own thoughts thus adding more intensity to his feelings and perceptions about where he sees imperfections worry and tension as well as confusion but without a doubt it is these human qualities which makes his situation so impossible for him to resolve easily Another tragic role of the play is its irony The irony allows the storyline to show humor as well as the cause and effects of each action taken There is usually little reason for a tragedy to be funny so Shakespeare has used this type of humor to add more irony to the already tragic events of the play Pause for thought is in the types of conflict that play a major part in the play and the relationships between Hamlet and the two people who have been closest to him being Ophelia and the ghost Hamlet cannot share his strong feelings and emotions with his mother or his girlfriend and while his mother is literally sleeping with the enemy Ophelia has chosen the side of Claudius because of her father Polonius It is especially difficult for Hamlet to talk to Ophelia The only other woman in his life Gertrude has betrayed his father by marrying Claudius Hamlet may
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