Hamlet Essay Act 2

Topics: Marriage, Love, Hamlet Pages: 2 (514 words) Published: March 5, 2013
Overcoming a loved ones death is never easy, but it becomes manageable with the help, support, and love of loved ones around you. In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Hamlet’s father’s death brings great pain to him. On the other hand his mother and uncle seem to have moved on from that episode by continuing with a new life together. He is the only honest character in the royal court, the only person of high standing whose sensibilities are offended by what has happened in the aftermath of his father’s death. “Eve yet the salt of most unrighteous tears had left the flushing in her gailed eyes, she married. O most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets!” Hamlet grows a big resent against his mother for marrying his uncle a month after his fathers’ death, and committed the sin of incest with his uncle. Gertrude urges him to cast off his “nightly colour,” but he replies bitterly that his inner sorrow is so great that his dour appearance is merely a poor mirror of it (I.ii.68). Hamlet wishes for a little more respect for his dead father, to who in his eyes was great man. Alone, Hamlet exclaims that he wishes he could die, that he could evaporate and cease to exist. Prince Hamlet, devastated by his father’s death and betrayed by his mother’s marriage has been scared in no longer believing in love or women. Hamlet’s mother’s hasty remarriage has shattered his opinion of womanhood, a motif that will develop through his unraveling romantic relationship with Ophelia and his deteriorating relationship with his mother. He looses all hope, faith and love in woman and takes his resentment out on Ophelia. They have an encounter where Hamlet reveals his hurt feeling against woman, “marry a fool, for wise men know well wnough wha monsters you make out of them.” He critizices woman for making men behave like monsters and for contributing to the worlds’ dishonesty by painting there face to appear more beautiful then what they are, “God has given...
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