Hamlet vs Agamemnon Tragedy - 1 1 Hamlet and Agamemnon Hamlet and Agamemnon aretwo extraordinary and timeless plays Both plays deal with the big themes

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1. 1. Hamlet and Agamemnon Hamlet and Agamemnon aretwo extraordinary and timeless plays. Both plays deal with the big themes of love, loss, pride, the abuseof power and the fraughtrelationships between men and gods. Hamlet and Agamemnon, the protagonistof the plays that werenamed after them, aretwo tragic heroes that commit some terrible crime withoutrealizing how foolish and arrogantthey have been. Both protagonistare of higher status, and have power. However, Hamletis more tragic than Agamemnon, for severalreasons. Hamlet is a good, kind men. He is the Prince of Denmark and loved by the Danish people. Unfortunately for him, his beloved father, King Hamlet, dies. Hamlet loves his father very much, and he is deeply hurtwhen his dad passed away. He is even moreshocked and hurt by the fact that his mother, Queen Gertrude, marries his uncle, Claudius, shortly after her husband died. Prince Hamlet sees and has a conversation with his father’s ghost. He learns that the King of Denmark was murdered by his brother, Claudius. Hamlet swears to avenge his father, and he starts to play mad so he can gather evidence and put his plan in motion. At first, he is not completely surethat the ghostwas his father, and he tries to get confirmation by inviting King Claudius and Queen Gertrudeto a play based on what the ghost had told him. After he is convinced that his father was murdered, he plans to kill Claudius. Hamlet is not very eager to kill his uncle, he is not happy about the situation, and he does not act fast. Agamemnon is completely differentthan Hamlet. He rapes Clytemnestra and murders her husband. King Agamemnon did not stop there. After he marries Clytemnestra, he sacrifices their youngestdaughter, Iphigenia, to gain favourablewinds to take the Greek fleet to Troy. King Agamemnon seems to be more like King Claudius. Both of them killed

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