Analysis - Journal #4

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Perry 1 C3C Jason S H Perry English 211, Section T2A Capt Dandeles 01 April 2008 Analysis Shakespeare’s Hamlet explores the depth and complexity of the human mind while carefully focusing upon the internal struggle within the mind of Hamlet himself. Shakespeare develops the character of Hamlet in such a manner as to cause the reader to question Hamlet’s ultimate sanity. Hamlet’s actions is “a deeply intelligent and reflective man” who is compelled by justice (Kennedy 1472). However, Hamlet’s ever-changing psychological perspective of his surroundings counter his purported intellect. Once Hamlet is visited by the supposed ghost of his dead father, the previous King of Denmark. When news of Hamlet’s apparition reaches others, they begin to question his sanity. Meanwhile, Hamlet himself begins to question his own sanity. Once he believes that the apparition’s claims were true, Hamlet feels a sense of duty to avenge his father’s death, leading to his feigning insanity to avoid suspicion from his uncle Claudius, the new King of Denmark,
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course ENGLISH 211 taught by Professor English211 during the Spring '08 term at Air Force Academy.

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