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Would Hamlet Make a Good King?

  • Date Submitted: 03/17/2010 01:01 PM
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Hamlet would not be a good king. Of course he has some good qualities and attributes of a king; however, he has some very inappropriate behaviors. He is loved by his nation; he is an intellectual, a student at Wittenberg University, and he can be a good soldier. Nevertheless Hamlet is a very obsessive, revengeful, indecisive, unstable and in some case over aggressive individual. He commits several murders, cannot decide on his love for Ophelia, and after the death of his father, the marriage of his mother, Gertrude, makes him obsessive.

Hamlet has some important qualities of a good king. The Danish love him. He is respected by his nation. He also is a very educated person, studying at Wittenberg University. Hamlet can be considered as an intellectual, too; he reads lots of books and understands events. He also is a great man-of-arms. He is one of the best fencers in the country. As seen in the play, Hamlet can duel Laertes, and kills him through the end of the play. These attributes of the prince creates plus signs for him on the road to being a king; however, the negative signs are far more captivating and changes the audiences’ opinion over Hamlet.

Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, is a very obsessive individual. After the death of his father, the soon coming marriage of his mother to his uncle sets him in very strange feelings. On one hand, as Hamlet was still in mourning to his father, he expected his mother, the queen, to feel the same way and mourn with him to the great man. However, as his mother married Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, the prince was gone through a shock. He couldn’t figure out how Gertrude could marry someone after the great man. Also, as the Ghost came and explained how Hamlet the King was murdered, theprince felt in disgust and hatred towards his uncle, the murderer of his father. As he was obsessed by the fact that his father was killed by Claudius, the whole play of Hamlet could be created. A king cannot be obsessed with everything that...


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