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In the tale of murder and betrayal Hamlet penned by William Shakespeare displays an entirely different angle of perception from this famous author This is obviously more of a satirical and dark play while other works are more obvious in their feelings The main character Hamlet is depicted as a sarcastic and depressed young man who is struggling with his fathers untimely death and his mothers marriage to his uncle Typical talk show material set in the Middle Ages And in Hamlet Shakespeare weaves cynical and morose tones within the characters lines Within each act is a gruesome foreshadowing the sense that horrible events have yet to occur In Act one the imagery set forth within the characters minds breeds the thought of corruption In their usual conversation numerous characters such as Marcellus and Horatio use the word dead to emphasize their descriptions of the night and certain times of the day This is an obvious show on Shakespeares part to unveil some sort of diction that is indeed cryptic but does of course have a certain link to the conversations tones Also later in the Act Hamlets friend Horatio speaks of Julius Caesar and his premature death This is somewhat being compared to the murder of Hamlets father being killed by someone who was close to him He states The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted dead did squeak and gibber in the Roman sheets As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood Disasters in the sun and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptunes empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipseI i 119-25 Horatio makes numerous references in this monologue when he speaks of tragedies and bible verses He ties all of this in to the assassination of the king who is also his friends father In Hamlets remarks there is often a sense of anguish and suffering He comments to his mother that Together with all forms moods
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