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The daring and brave Hamlet

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The Daring and Brave Hamlet Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The young Prince Hamlet is the protagonist of the play and is portrayed as a very emotional soul, a daring, brave character with a violent temper. Hamlet is a very emotional young man who struggles to cope with the death of his beloved father as sown here: 'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, / Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, / No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected havior of the visage, /Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief, That can denote me truly. These indeed seem, / For they are actions that a man might play; But I have that within which passeth show, / These but the trappings and the suits of woe (I.i.82-91). He lets it be known that, regardless of how grief-stricken he might outwardly appear, his appearance cannot hold a candle to how miserable he feels inside. ...read more.


She married. O, most wicked speed, to post/ with such dexterity to incestuous sheets!/ It is not, nor it cannot come to good./ But break my heart, for I must hold my tongue (I.ii.162-165)! Hamlet feels that the marriage is not good, nor can this marriage between Claudius and Gertrude come to any good. He wants to express his true feelings to his mother but, knowing it will hurt her, he remains silent for the time being. This shows his deep emotional attachment to his mother. Hamlet is also a brave and daring character. There are many examples of his fearless attitude, but three stand out from all the rest. The first occurs when the ghost visits Hamlet, Horatio and Marcellus. Hamlet is determined to meet the ghost: "If it assume my noble father's person, I'll speak to it, though hell itself should gape And bid me hold my peace" (I.ii.267-269). ...read more.


Go to, I'll no more on't! It hath made me mad"(III.i.154-156). He tries to hurt Ophelia with his insults. Another scene where he expresses his anger is immediately after killing Polonius as he shouts at his mother: Here is your husband, like a mildewed ear Blasting his wholesome brother. Have you eyes? Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed, And batten on this moor? Ha! Have you eyes (III.iv.74-77)? Hamlet tells Gertrude that her new husband is nothing like King Hamlet and berates her for marrying Claudius. These are Hamlet's most demonstrative character traits as portrayed in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Each of these character traits is important, but the most significant is his bravery and daring. Without bravery, Hamlet would neither have spoken with the ghost, nor baited the King with "The Mousetrap," nor set into motion the string of events leading to the dramatic conclusion wherein all the major characters are dead. ...read more.

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