Essay on Hamlet Essy

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Loewen Hood
July 15, 2013
The Ultimate End Conflicts are the results of our choices. The choices people make form the foundation for the internal and external conflicts that dominate their lives. Throughout life a steady stream of choices made and decisions taken guide humans towards an uncertain future. From the smallest of the internal, to the largest of external, conflicts have consequences. Hamlet is a microcosm of life; a path of choices we all must take, that will bring us to our ultimate end. The only variables left undefined is how each of us will get there. In the play written Hamlet written by Shakespeare, the character Hamlet demonstrates how all of the decisions that he has made resulted in conflicts. Hamlets internal conflicts are irrefutable. His constant threads of fate and mortality are the central conflict within the play. He is torn between facing his harsh realities and simply giving in; this denoting life itself as an internal battle shown through the though decisions that he has to make.. “To be or not to be” (III.I.56) is the real question for Hamlet whether it is more noble for his mind to suffer through the death or his father and the obsession kill Claudius but to not act upon the matter. The dichotomy of life and death coupled with Hamlet’s procrastination, collectively contribute to his major internal struggle on how to determine if he should kill Claudius. Hamlet spends mostly the entire play thinking about killing his uncle but when he does get the chance he doesn’t “ Now might I do it pat. Now he is prating. And now I’ll do’t. And so he goes to heaven. And so I m revenged.--That would be scanned. A villain kills my father, and, for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send to heaven. Oh, this hire and salary, not revenge. He took my father grossly, full of bread, with all his crimes board blown, as flush as May”(III.III.74-82). Hamlet realizes that it would be foolish for him to kill Claudius while he is praying, he also realizes that killing him will make himself a villian and cause more conflict because no one is aware that he killed the king. Conflict is also presented in the play by differentiation of illusion and reality; Hamlet must define what separates truth from its superficial representations, and hence take charge of it in order to deal with the physical aspects of his conflict. At the very beginning of the play the concept of illusion becomes integral, as the ghost of King Hamlet appears to urge his son Hamlet to avenge his death. Hamlet must therefore discern what of this supernatural encounter is real and what is merely the product of