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Throughout many of Shakespeares works he uses tragic heroes According to Charles and Elaine Hallett Tragedy implies acknowledge achieved through sufferingHallet Prince Hamlet of Denmark exemplifies tragedy through his experiences in abandonment and isolation as well as flaws in his character As the play progresses the reader discovers what effects abandonment by his mother isolation from his family and friends and his own resulting decisions have on the character of Prince Hamlet The theme of abandonment is found throughout the play Hamlet feels alone after his fathers murder and even more abandoned by his mothers quick remarriage to his uncle Claudius He gets very angry at his mother Gertrude for doing so You are the queen your husbands brothers wife And would it were not so you are my motherIIIiv15-16 Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother by her not mourning his fathers death for an appropriate period of time She gets remarried after only two months O God a beast that wants discourse of reason Would have mourned longer- Iii150-151 Hamlet further feels isolated because he was betrayed by his own family and friends Claudius his uncle and stepfather tricks Hamlet throughout the play Hamlet Patterson 2 can not even share his feelings with his own mother because she is married to Claudius There is no one to whom Hamlet can share his tangled emotions regarding the state of his family The only other woman in Hamlets life Ophelia has chosen to side with Claudius because of her father Polonius who has control over her Two of Hamlets friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern also betray Hamlet by becoming spies on him and not being loyal friends Everyone turns against and betrays Hamlet thus he feels isolated Now I am alone O what a rogue and peasant slave am I IIii515-516 In addition to abandonment and isolation Hamlet is further entangled by his own character which ultimately brings about his own downfall Hamlet suffers
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