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Hamlet - What People Are Made Of

Uploaded by Prich on Dec 18, 2000

There are many people that have a dramatic change after going through hard times. A person’s outlook can completely change from one experience. That person can change so much that other people might think the person has gone crazy. In Williams Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a character named Hamlet goes through a dramatic change that disturbs his whole life.

Hamlet is the King of Denmark’s son. He has no responsibility, and can do whatever he pleases. He is immature and has little interest in complicated things, but that all changes when his father is murdered. He is forced to become mature and deal with things he has never dealt with before. His attitude and outlook is completely changed, and the reader finds out what Hamlet is made of. Hamlet shows that although trials can be frustrating and even devastating at times, they can also be very instrumental in strengthening our character and revealing our mental, spiritual, and physical fortitude.

Life is good for Hamlet, until his father, King of Denmark, is murdered. His father’s spirit comes to him and tells Hamlet to avenge for his death. Hamlet has to step up and become mature. The reader sees here what Hamlet is really made of. The reader sees him as not just a lazy, weak person, but a brave man. He could have fallen victim to his bad experience, but he chooses to overcome it and do as his father’s ghost says.

Christians can learn an important lesson from Hamlet here. Christians should understand that when they experience a hard time, they should not give up and fall victim to it. They need to be like Hamlet and overcome the bad experience. Just as Hamlet decides to do what his father’s spirit says, Christians should do what God says.

At first Hamlet does have a little struggle on whether or not he should listen to the ghost. He is not sure if that is really the spirit of his father. The inward struggles he is going through makes his mother, Gertrude, and some others have concern for him. Finally he decides that it is really his father’s spirit and commits to avenge for him. The reader can learn from Hamlet’s wavering in that one should not waver when put to the test.

The spirit of his father tells Hamlet that it was King Hamlet’s brother Claudius that killed him by pouring poison in his ear. Hamlet becomes...

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Uploaded by:   Prich

Date:   12/18/2000

Category:   Hamlet

Length:   5 pages (1,103 words)

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