Hamlet and Human Life Essay

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Huy Nguyen
Instructor: Amy Havel
Introduction Literature
December 1st, 2014
Hamlet, An Enigma In Play. Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature. In Hamlet, there are three major characters are Hamlet, Claudius and Gertrude. However, my impressive character is Hamlet. He is an enigma, and an observer of human life. Hamlet is the prince of Denmark and the protagonist. At the start of the play, Hamlet is the son of Queen Gertrude and the late King Hamlet, and the nephew of the present king, Claudius. He is melancholy, bitter, and cynical. Hamlet breaths with the multiple dimensions of a living human being, everyone understands him in a personal way. In fact, no one can understand exactly how he is. “You would pluck out the heart of my mystery.” Hamlet not only participates in his life, but observes it as well. Although he recognizes the decay of the society, he understands that he cannot blame the social ills on just one person. When he says: “Man delights not me”, that makes me think he is not a part of human. He is just a visitor, or an observer who is standing on a side and observing how the human life is doing. However, he doesn’t completely stay away from the human life. He still tries to figure out how he can live among people and fight the social ills. “What a piece of work is a man! How noble is reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how…