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Hamlet as a hero in the play hamlet by william shakespeare

Student Answers gabirangel Student I'm writting for my uni about Hamlet and it was helpful to read people's thoughts about it: However, i think the biggest problem lies on the fact of our concept of hero. I don't think that due to the fact that Hamlet was unfaithful to Ophelia he is not loyal.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a Tragic Hero

He is only priorizing his father and what he needed to do to complete the task. Being able to be rational and not let his emotions as love interrupt him, maybe it makes him a hero.

  • Also i find it hard to get over his treatment of Ophelia; having berated her and told her to go to a nunnery he cavorts with her and makes very unbecoming sexual remarks to 'play' at being mad whilst he watches Claudius' reaction to the play;
  • Another aspect of Hamlet that brands him the hero of this play is his nobility;
  • Also, I would like to point out that, although the fact of his mother's marriage with his uncle only a few days after his father's death might be devastating, he should have at least tried to be a little bit happy for the happiness of his mother;
  • He makes this promise in front of the court.

Just being the centre of the play probably would make Hamlet a hero. The character is a tipical tragic hero, but if he wasn't he was still going to be a hero. Some people would prefer that super hero thing, but I stay with Hamlet, he's probably just ordinary but yet his bravery is just important.

Is Hamlet a hero?

Hamlet is so not a hero. He might have presented some noble virtues at the beginning, but that does not make him a hero. Also, I would like to point out that, although the fact of his mother's marriage with his uncle only a few days after his father's death might be devastating, he should have at least tried to be a little bit happy for the happiness of his mother. Wasn't he supposed to be 'a noble guy who values other people's happiness after his own'?

Polonius was someone's father too, thing was he wasnt Hamlet's so did not matter. Also i find it hard to get over his treatment of Ophelia; having berated her and told her to go to a nunnery he cavorts with her and makes very unbecoming sexual remarks to 'play' at being mad whilst he watches Claudius' reaction to the play.

  1. Kindle a fire of revenge, let the sparks fly over the whole realm; entangle kinsmen in the net of crime, and give joy to hell, so that those who swim in the sea of murder may soon drown.
  2. He is a man who has been presented with a task bigger than he is. The only incident where he does publicly embarrass someone is after the bedroom scene when Claudius is asking about the body of Polonius.
  3. This marks the higher purpose and superior nobleness of character that Shakespeare has put into his Hamlet, thereby raising the tone of his play above all other versions of the story.
  4. Student Answers gabirangel Student I'm writting for my uni about Hamlet and it was helpful to read people's thoughts about it. This clearly shows his courage, as he now is able to accept death, something that takes bravery and wisdom.

No wonder Ophelia was distraught. No sorry not heroic conduct. Hamlet is not a hero.

  • On the same token, I honestly don't think he intended for any of the other characters to be viewed as true villains;
  • His exchanges with Ophelia are just one example of his use of language to lead toward a desired result;
  • He tried to save his beloved country from the unjust and corrupt rule of the king, and, as Shakespeare has added to his story, he had also to ward off the threatened attack of Fortinbras;
  • For example, it is not simply his reaction to his mother that drives that their relationship, but his skillful use of words and language;
  • Being able to be rational and not let his emotions as love interrupt him, maybe it makes him a hero.

He is a man who has been presented with a task bigger than he is. When I think of the character, I think of an average person given the assignment of a hero and buckling under the weight of it all. He hesitates just as any of us would hesitate if presented with the same task.

Why Hamlet Is a Hero

I honestly don't think Shakespeare intended for Hamlet to be considered a hero. On the same token, I honestly don't think he intended for any of the other characters to be viewed as true villains.

They are all believable everyday people who have been placed in a complicated situation.

  • Polonius was someone's father too, thing was he wasnt Hamlet's so did not matter;
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  • Although the reader is not aware of it yet, words will drive the action of the play;
  • His exchanges with Ophelia are just one example of his use of language to lead toward a desired result.