Hamlet as hero
The dramatic value of Hamlet's verbal expressions is that
they give great depth into his mind. They show his wit and
verbal acrobatics, with double-entendres such as "No closer
kin than kind." It shows him as a man who can express so
much in words but cannot commit any actions. This makes it
tough on the audience as such an eloquent tongue and cast vault
of knowledge suffers.
Hamlet as hero comes about because he goes through a great
transformation involving great bravery. He ponders, many
questions in life such as suicide and the existence of man
to the point of true and unabashed confrontation, without fear
bordering on madness. This is truly a great feat in intellectualism.
Furthermore, he walks calmly to his death in the end. By Act V
he knows that he is going to die yet he goes to carry out his
destiny. He lived with an disinterested love of life beyond
his own life. This generosity and readiness to lose life
is a true affirmation of heroism. It is heroic to step up
and say yes to life and all of its great questions, while
facing great pain and solitude and even unhappiness. By the
end of his heroic journey he is unafraid to live life.
Posted by Jason T. Yang on March 24, 1997 at 18:02:12
In Reply to "Dramatic Value of Hamlet's Verbal Expression" posted by Lynn Nicholas on March 23, 1997 at 14:19:06
Hamlet As Hero We often wonder why Shakespeare's character Ha...
Hamlet As Hero
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