Hamlet Character Flaws2

Hamlet Character Flaws2 - #2 Analysis of Character Flaws...

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#2 Analysis of Character Flaws “This above all: to thine self be true,” was spoken to Laertes by Polonius prior to his son going to the University to study in Paris. This statement portrays the characters behavior throughout the play, primarily because all the characters are all so unique but similar in the same way that they each posses flaws. The plot of the play centers on the characters deceit towards one another because of the secrets they each posses. 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 the Prince of Demark, posses the most flaws of all the characters in the play. The play is centered around Hamlet’s many different changes in behavior and how other 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. Hamlet is not excited which this task remarking, “The time is out of joint: O cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right!” 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 leads to 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, that this too too solid flesh would melt.” Then, almost drastically, his behavior changes
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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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