Hamlet’s Self-Discovery

Definition: The act or process of achieving understanding or knowledge of oneself; or becoming aware of one’s true potential, character, motives, etc. Throughout the play, Hamlet’s complicated path to self-discovery is demonstrated though: His soliloquies His attitude toward other characters Hamlet is known to continuously question himself through his soliloquies, which shows he has lost…

Poison in Hamlet

Claudius poisons many of the characters in Hamlet both literally and metaphorically: Almost all of the poisoning is Claudius’ fault Literally: Poison is used in Claudius and Laertes’ plot to kill Hamlet Laertes’ sword has poison on it, and Hamlet’s drink is also poisoned in case Laertes can’t kill him “I’ll have prepar’d him A…

Corruption in Hamlet

For the purpose of this assignment, corruption is defined as dishonesty or improper behaviour, as by a person in position of authority. (The American Heritage School Dictionary, Hauton Miffin, Boston, USA, 1977). Corruption in Hamlet doesn’t exactly start out strong. It grows as the play goes along, seeping into the different character’s lives. The first…