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Hamlets Delay Everyone contains a tinge of Hamlet in his feelings wants and worries and proudly so for Hamlet is not like the other tragic heroes of his period He stands apart from other Shakespeares heroes in his today much discussed innocence Is this supposed tragic hero maybe an ideal hero - one without the tragic flaw which has been a part of the formula for the tragedy since the Golden age of Greece is a question that has been the field for many literary critics battles The main and most often the only flaw that has been attributed to Hamlet is his delay This seems to constitute the central part in Hamlet Critics seem to cling to this detail as if trying to save the status of Hamlet as a typical Elizabethan tragedy of revenge By the definition of tragedy there should exist a flaw in the character of the main hero who is a great personality that is engaged in a struggle that ends catastrophically Stratford 90 If Hamlet had no flaw what kind of tragic hero is he No doubt Hamlet is a tragical drama for it has many characters from the top ending up losing their lives But the play wouldnt lose its tragic tone if Hamlet was a an ideal hero instead of tragic one which is exactly the case If just all critic realized this maybe today we wouldnt have that much trouble trying to decipher Hamlets character just like Elizabethan audience never raised any questions concerning Hamlets delay It was only in the last two centuries that the audience and their perceptions have drastically changed which causes
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