The Tragic Hero and Hamlet

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November 21, 2005 The Tragic Hero and Hamlet 1) A man of noble stature Hamlet was the prince of Denmark 2) Good, but with a tragic flaw Hamlet sought revenge against his stepfather/uncle King Claudius but delayed killing him for some time. He was planning to commit one of the seven deadly sins, wrath, but had the inability to act as a tragic flaw. Like when Hamlet is thinking of killing Claudius while praying he says “A villain kills my father,, and for that, I , his sole son, do this same villain send him to heaven (167).” Hamlet thought he was killing the king when really he killed Polonius, so he made a mistake. “What hast thou done?” “Nay I know not. Is it the King (171)?” 3) Hero’s downfall is partially own fault but can come from outside forces Hamlet meets his father’s ghost in Act 1 Scene 5 where the ghost tells Hamlet to “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder (57).” Hamlet writes at the end of the scene “So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word.
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Trent during the Fall '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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