Hamlet - Morgan Messenger December 10, 2007 ENGL 2220 Dr....

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Morgan Messenger December 10, 2007 ENGL 2220 Dr. Matthews Hamlet: Tragic Hero? In Shakespeare’s Hamlet , the main character, Hamlet, is faced with some difficult situations that clearly make him a tragic hero. His father, the king, has just been murdered. His uncle, Claudius, has just married his mother, the queen. His father’s ghost has come to him, insisting that Hamlet avenge his death and claiming that Claudius is the murderer. Hamlet is a tragic hero because he is uncertain and has a lack of control about why his mother and Claudius are getting married so quickly after the death of his father, and he is anxious about finding the right time to kill Claudius. Hamlet is uncertain and has a lack of control about why his mother and Claudius are getting married so quickly after the death of his father. “The funeral baked-meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables,” (2837) says Hamlet to Horatio about how fast the wedding took place after his father’s funeral.
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