Hamlet Character Flaws

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Character Flaws “This above all: to thine self be true,” this was spoken to Laertes by Polonius prior to his son going to the University to study in Paris. This portrays the characters behavior throughout the play mainly because they are all so unique but similar in the same way that they each posses flaws. The plot of the play centers around the characters deceit towards one another because of the secrets they each have. The main focus of these lies stems from King Hamlets death in the beginning of the play. Hamlet, the main character of the play and also, Prince of Demark posses the most flaws out of all the characters. This play is centered around his many different changes in behavior and how others characters react and are affected by it. Hamlet’s first flaw is of procrastination after he learns of his dead father’s desire for him to avenge his death after encountering King Hamlet’s ghost. Whenever a situation presents itself for Hamlet to seek revenge he seems to go into a long soliloquy of why it’s never an opportune time to pursue the task. This presents Hamlet’s second flaw which is overanalyzing. As the play begins, Hamlet’s constant thoughts are focused on things such as suicide and his own self worth. Proclaiming,”O, this too, too sullied flesh would melt.” Then almost drastically his behavior changes causing him to make quick and impulsive
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2008 for the course ENGLISH RE ENC1101 taught by Professor Mrs.mccarthy during the Fall '06 term at UNF.

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