Shakespeares dramatic presentation of disillusionment within
Hamlet, to a great measure presents the notion that the quality of
a leader is derived from ones possession of integrity. Hamlets
disillusionment which emerges from the discovery of Claudius
regicide and the usurpation of his fathers divine position,
produces a plethora of human dilemmas, such as the moral struggle
between renaissance and medieval ideologies, the paralysing effect
of uncertainty and the defining nature of mortality. Thus by
exploring the universal complexity of human condition and its
Shakespeare connects to audiences of various historical contexts.
Hamlets disillusionment with medieval values establishes an insurmountable show more content
This is explicated within Act 3 Scene 3 where Hamlet is given the perfect opportunity to slay the praying king. However, Hamlets rhetorical question, Am I to take in the purging of his soul when he is fit and seasoned for his passage?, illustrates his envisagement of the moral ramifications, recognising that he would be condemned by god whilst Claudius would be permitted to heaven with a forgiven soul. Hamlets deferment of his enormous burden is therefore not a cowardice act, but rather the philosophical reasoning of a new age man caught in a situation where archaic and barbaric conducts are required to accomplish his task. Additionally, Shakespeares juxtaposition of
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