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The Method to His Madness Throughout time many pieces of literature have been written along with even more pieces of criticism Some of the analysis of the plays and stories try to explain why the stories are good or not The play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare has many essays of criticism about it where authors try to promote their viewpoint of the story One such critic Sir Laurence Olivier said Hamlet is pound for pound in my opinion the greatest play ever written It towers above everything else in dramatic literature Everytime you read a line it can be a new discovery Olivier I agree that Hamlet is a great play because the way Shakespeare uses the character Hamlet to show the complex workings of the human mind Through Hamlets struggle to revenge his fathers death Shakespeare attempts to explain the influence of ones mind on the decisions that one makes in life This characteristic makes Hamlet one of the greatest plays As the play unfolds Shakespeare uses the problems that Hamlet must face to show the reader the effect of ones perspective on the way the mind works In his book Some Shakespeare Themes An Approach to Hamlet LC Knight mentions What we have in Hamlet is the exploration and implicit criticism of a particular state of mind or consciousness In Hamlet Shakespeare uses a series of encounters to reveal the complex state of the human mind made up of reason emotion and attitude towards the self to allow the reader to make a judgment or form an opinion about fundamental aspects of human life 192 Here we see that Knight believes that Shakespeare wrote the play for a purpose to show us the inner workings of the mind Shakespeare sets the stage for Hamlets
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