Hamlet's Loneliness Essay

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One would agree that Hamlet was a lonely character. In the entire play he isolated himself because of the things that he did and the secrets that he had. He had very few friends and he started to not trust humanity. His loneliness was a major contributor to his tragic downfall. The reason for this is because it kept him away from his friend and family and then eventually it started to make him go crazy and make the wrong decisions or so he wanted it to seem. According to the play Hamlet was informed that his Uncle killed his father. He did not want to let anyone know the news that he found out about his father’s death. He also did not want to tell anyone that he knew about the ghost of his father. He couldn't even trust his friends and family. He also chose to hide his true feelings from his love, Ophelia, which drove her to suicide. These events led eventually to his destruction, and could have been prevented or avoided by sharing his problems with his friend and family or at least the one that he loved dearly.
There are many ways that one can clearly see that Hamlet was lonely. He always kept to himself and was very secretive. He knew who his father’s murderer was however he kept it to himself because of his distrust of others. According to Shakespeare, "Never make known what you have seen tonight (act 1 scene 5 144)." Hamlet knew that his uncle killed his father but he didn’t even want anyone to know what he knew about the death of his father. The reason why he did not want anyone to know was because he wanted to get his revenge for his father’s death.
Hamlet decided to create a plan to get revenge for his father’s death. He planned on pretending he was crazy so that he could easily create his revenge plans. As time went on with him creating his plan, Hamlet became more and more lonely. As Shakespeare says, "...it goes so heavily with my disposition that...

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