Removing #book# from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title.Are you sure you want to remove #book Confirmation# and any corresponding bookmarks?as a play and identifying Shakespeare's social and political commentary. Before, Hamlet has been appalled and revolted by the moral corruption of the living.
Succumbing to physical violence when under extreme stress shows that Hamlet has deeper-set issues than merely acting mad.
In reflection, Hamlet's choices and impulses beg the question, what gives him the right to act as such without consequences?
In the case of his mother, Gertrude, Hamlet feels she remarried too quickly and that her remarriage means she didn't love her first husband all that much. But after Hamlet starts to act mad, it doesn't take long for him to assume that Ophelia is in cahoots with Gertrude, Claudius, and Polonius.
In reality, Ophelia obeyed her father and her monarch.
With a new king on the throne and the deceased king's son acting erratically, something's clearly off.
When the guard Marcellus famously says "[s]omething is rotten in the state of Denmark" (Act I, Scene IV), he's not being ironic about Hamlet's bathing habits.In the wake of his father's death, Hamlet can't stop pondering and considering the meaning of life — and its eventual ending. The sheer number of bodies at the end of Hamlet can be misleading. A turning point for Hamlet occurs in the graveyard scene in Act V.Women The presence of only two named female characters says something about the role of women within Hamlet.The death of both women also indicates a social commentary.In both cases, Hamlet feels as if each woman has let him down, respectively.He's critical and quick to point out flaws though puns and backhanded comments. It's the uncertainty of the afterlife that frightens Hamlet away from suicide, even though he's obsessed with the notion.Even though eight of the nine primary characters die, the question of mortality is not fully answered.The questions about death, suicide, and what comes after are left unanswered.What Hamlet presents in an exploration and discussion without a true resolution.