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Hunter 1 Christopher Hunter Mr. Sieker Engl. 1519-1110 17 December 2018 A Futile Ideal: The Evaluation of Justice in Shakespeare’s  Hamlet In our world beset by all manner of atrocities and crimes, people demand something be  done to attain justice. The same idea is seen in a variety of literature, where certain characters  work towards righting the wrongs of individual people, groups, or society. Hamlet, the  eponymous protagonist of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, is disgusted by the injustice within  Denmark and resolves to rectify it. However, in  Hamlet , Shakespeare establishes how Hamlet’s  righteous mission breeds more injustice, lending credence to the idea of the impossibility of  absolute justice. In the beginning of the play, the observant reader will notice Hamlet’s intense loathing  for the world. From his perspective, he describes it as follows: How {weary,} stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world!
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  • Hamlet, Christopher Hunter

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