Hamlet Thesis

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English Thesis Paper

A great number of lessons can be learned from Hamlet by Shakespeare. A very important lesson is that not everyone wants a leader, but every kingdom needs one. What is meant by this is that in a kingdom there will always be people who are not in favor of the person in charge. However, in a functioning kingdom a strong leader is of essence. The arrival of Fortinbras in Act 5 Scene 2 of Hamlet is clear evidence that Shakespeare was in hopes of a noble leader replacing Elizabeth. Shakespeare believed that corruption was swarming in the state of England, and a noble leader was needed to replace her. Horatio makes it clear that conspicuous proceedings are going on in the state of Denmark. "In what particular thought to work I knew not, but in the gross and scope of my opinion, this bodes some strange eruption to our state" (Horatio-Act.1

Scene 1- Lines 79-81). This was quite and deep quote that was made by Horatio. What Horatio was trying to say here was that something fishy was going on in his state, and that a change of the guard was needed. He was not quite sure what exactly was going on, but Horatio could sense that revolution was bound to take place. Our secondary source made it clear that there was rebellion sprouting in England. As it reads, "The seeds of rebellion sprouted in the North, far from London and the influence of the court, amid a rugged landscape dominated by magnates who clung to their old ways and resented royal intrusions" (What Life was like in the Realm of Elizabeth P. 47). This quote is supportive of Horatio's assertion that conspicuous behavior was going on in the state. This quote makes it clear that...