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Question: At various times Hamlet has been seen by critics as a sensitive poet unable to endure the cruel pressures of the world, a man driven by sexual desire for his mother and a man resisting the corrupt political regime in which he lives, which would be your interpretation of the presentation of Hamlet and why?
Hamlet was written in 1602 by William Shakespeare and is the longest play he had written. The play is based on a troubled young prince of Norway. The conventions within the play make it a revenge tragedy. The main conventions captured are the ghost calling for revenge and Hamlet being the revenger, Hamlet being the central and sympathetic character drawn by madness, the play within a play revealing aspects of the murder and innocent killings. The play was written in the later Elizabethan period, which was a time of political confrontation. This could incline that the aspects of corruption within the play may have been to represent the opinions of William Shakespeare on his own countries problems.
Hamlet can be seen as a sensitive poet when he talks about the differences between life and death poetically in his soliloquies. When he
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