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Research Paper | Arts and Humanities | Saudi Arabia | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018
The Biography of Shakespeare Reflected in His Play Hamlet
Dr. Abdalatif Mamoun Hassan  | Dr. Muhannad Rushdi Nimer Sabha
Abstract: In his literary work, William Shakespeare covered various topics addressing the social and political aspects of the British community. He shed considerable light on many issues about human social life. He is widely recognized as the father of the English literature for his dramatic views and stances against the government, as he spent his entire life seeking peoples rights whether verbally or written. William Shakespeare uniquely enriched the English literature with his masterpiece writings. Moreover, his works, particularly plays, still entertain his audience greatly due to the symbolic messages embedded into the plots and scenarios. For example, Hamlet is one of his state-of-art tragic plays in which various social themes are portrayed such as marriage and revenge. He also intended to deliver a special message to the readers of that time through the play characters. Furthermore, he expressed his views of fighting societal traditions and customs that do not meet todays norms. For example, the murder of king Hamlet represents typical treachery. The playwright was very creative in writing interesting plays. One of the scenes that often attracts the readers is when Hamlet asks the children players to perform the same scene of his father & #039, s murder because he wants to see the reaction of his uncle Claudius. Hamlet seeks to take the revenge of his father & #039, s death, and regain the hands lost to Denmark. This situation accounts for the sense of a troposphere at the start of the play.
Keywords: Biography, Revenge, Tragedy, Murder, Rage, Hamlet, Shakespeare
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,
Pages: 1431 - 1433