Personal interpretation of Hamlet

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Unformatted text preview: Personal interpretation of Hamlet: “Hamlet” is a play constructed during the Elizabethan period. Shakespeare created “Hamlet” to portray the issues occurring in his community, however many of the themes during Hamlet remain universal in contemporary society. In my view Hamlet explores the disruption of the natural order and the upheaval within society and the individual which follows. The natural order in the modern day plays a large role in society; ecological awareness and the human impact into the natural world have become prominent issues. Therefore Hamlet could be considered a timeless play. In Elizabethan society, there was a hierarchical social structure. This system of top down power relies on loyalty and trust in the leaders. In the play Hamlet the hierarchical structure is disrupted along with the natural order. In act 1 scene 5, in which the ghost reveals the unnatural circumstances of his death, establishes the central conflict and the beginning of upheaval within the individual and the state. In the presence of the Hamlet the ghost says “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” and shortly after “Murder most foul as in the best it is but most foul, strange and unnatural”. This shows how the natural order is broken by the unnatural murder of Hamlets father. After agreeing to seek revenge Hamlet is praised by the ghost “I find the apt” this shows how Hamlet is already infected with the desire for...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course ENGG 1002 taught by Professor Asdasd during the Three '08 term at University of Sydney.

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