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Hamlet Some critics and pundits of literature regard William Shakespeares play Hamlet as the greatest literary work in existence Hamlet and his problem have been the subjects of a seemingly endless amount of intellectual debate and deliberation Hamlets problem is immensely complex and is commensurate to its bearer Hamlet takes his reputation into account His reputation intertwines with his morality and thereby his conscience The role of scourge and minister of heaven shapes his morality The alleged ghost of old King Hamlet must be taken into the consideration of Hamlets conscience also Hamlets intellect is a valuable asset to him in his mission as scourge and minister however his intellect also causes Hamlet to engage in seemingly excessive but actually necessary cerebration Perfectionism exists and is active in Hamlets character Together Hamlets attention to his reputation and his morality encompass and extend into the numerous facets of Hamlet and his problem Hamlets reputation is an important factor of his persona Hamlets first conversation with his dear friend Horatio immediately challenges this idea Hamlet seemingly claims Well teach you to drink deep ere you depart III175 Hamlet is actually referring to the drinking ritual of the king that he believes mars the perception of the Danes Hamlet believes that it is a custom more honored in the breach than the observance IIV16 Horatio is his fellow scholar from Wittenberg and Hamlet is merely concerned about his friends honor If Horatio were to learn to drink alcohol excessively Hamlet would worry about his own name because people would then associate him with drunkards The concern about his reputation is more evident in less trivial parts of the play The first chance to reveal Claudius guilt presents itself immediately after Hamlet has seen the ghost and is reporting to Horatio and Marcellus The chance is wasted because of the difficulty of public exposure Cohen 38 Michael Cohen states that Hamlet might justifiably fear that they would not
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