Olitoquit, Argine Crys F.
BSEd. English (E-3EN)
1CRITIC (04:45-05:45pm/MWF) SJH-209
02 December 2013
THE ARISTOTLE TRAGEDY IN HAMLET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Hamlet is such character who portray as tragic hero through his nobility, tragic flaws, and errors in judgment. In Hamlet, Prince Hamlet is deeply hurt of his father's death and his mother, Queen Gertrude's remarriage to his uncle, Claudius. The ghost of Hamlet's father appears to him and tells him that Claudius is the one who poisoned him, resulting which he died. Hamlet swears to take revenge of his father's murder. He kills Polonius, the court chamberlain. Polonius' son, Laertes returns to Denmark to avenge his father's death. Polonius' daughter, Ophelia loves Prince Hamlet, but his attitude and behavior drives her to insanity and she dies by drowning. A fight takes place and ends with the death of Gertrude, Laertes, Claudius, and Hamlet. In the beginning of the Shakespeare's play, Hamlet's noble status is seen.
In the opening of the play Hamlet, Hamlet's title of "Sweet Prince" grants him a "noble mind." Prince Hamlet is seen as a high-status fellow in Denmark, since his father was the King of Denmark. When Hamlet dies, he quotes, "Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage", "Now cracks a noble heart." This quote shows how noble Hamlet is. Ophelia regards Hamlet by saying, "The glass of fashion, and the mold of form." Even Claudius concludes that, "The Queen his mother lives almost by his looks." This depicts Hamlet is noble by birth and these portrayals helps to understand the degree of his nobility. Hamlet maintain his nobility, he have a tragic flaw, which leads to his demise.
Despite of the fact that Hamlet is honored and is in a high-status position, he have his own tragic flaws. In Hamlet, Hamlet's promise to...