“To be or not to be? that is the question” (III.i.57, Shakespeare's Hamlet) We have all heard this at least once before and most everyone will say it's definitely Shakespeare. Shakespeare has written numerous plays; some of which are more famous than others but there is one of his masterpieces that is above the rest. It is his most well know play and actors can only dream of getting the chance to play his role, Hamlet created by William Shakespeare. The play Hamlet is still very important today, even though it was written hundreds of years ago, because it is the most famous play in the world, it has an intriguing plot and characters that can be interpreted differently provoking thought and thus should definitely …show more content…
Hamlet was often twisting words and creating confusing yet genius sentences. An example of his skilfull word play is when Hamlet confronts Rosencrants about him being the king's puppet. “A knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear.” (II.ii.22 Hamlet) This clever quote means that Rosencrantz is to idiotic to understand Claudius's knavish speech about Hamlet.
The next example is a very funny quote, that is if you find Shakespearean insults funny, but there is a second element that is only revealed upon closer examination. The quote comes from Hamlet when he is being questioned by polonius. “ Excellent well. You are a fishmonger.”(II.ii.175 Hamlet)
Aside from Shakespeare’s humor we can see Hamlet is subtly saying that polonius is fishing for answers, and calls Polonius a lowly fisherman because of his sly ways of questioning Hamlet. It also serves the purpose of making Hamlet seem crazy because he is unable to recognise polonius and thinks he is a fisherman. All of this in just one short quote truly shows why Hamlet deserves to be and is the most famous play because it has it all wit, love, greed, honor, drama, revenge, and right and