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Olitoquit, Argine Crys F.BSEd. English (E-3EN)1CRITIC (04:45-05:45pm/MWF) SJH-20902 December 2013THE ARISTOTLE TRAGEDY IN HAMLET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHamlet 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 avenge his father's death by killing Claudius is reserved, since he wants to fully make sure that whether Claudius is guilty of his father's murder or not. Hamlet's skepticism is the flaw of his character. He expresses his reasons not to kill Claudius while Claudius is praying. If Hamlet were to kill Claudius while he is repenting for his sins, he would go to heaven with his acts forgiven, according to Christian mythology. Though he has an opportunity to kill Claudius, yet his mind wanders and he battles with his thoughts. It's ironic how Claudius is unable to repent of his sins and Hamlet's opportunity of killing him is lost. Therefore, this tragic flaws lead to the errors in judgment of this character.Hamlet is different character involved in different situation, but his errors in judgment prevail over every situation he confront. Throughout the play Hamlet, Hamlet's skepticism leads to his destruction. The quote "To be or not to be" shows Hamlet's tragic flaw. He contemplates not only to kill Claudius, but whether "to be, or not to be, that is the question… whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer… the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms of sea of...

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