Research Papers on Hamlet

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  • Revenge of Hamlet Against Claudius

    In five pages this paper examines Hamlet's revenge against Claudius and speculates on why he delayed in killing him. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hamlet's Ghost - A Textual Analysis

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at the topic of the purpose of Hamlet's Ghost. Citing textual evidence, the writer shows the Ghost to be a hallucination of Hamlet's, to empower himself to take revenge. Paper uses zero sources.

  • Hamlet's Dilemma and the Audience's Response

    In five pages the audience responses of the 17th century as opposed to the present day reaction regarding Hamlet's dilemmas involving love and revenge are compared within a construct of the revenge tragedy. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Searching from the Hero Within in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    In four pages plus an outline of one page this paper discusses the revenge Hamlet takes regarding the death of his father and his relationships with others with various film interpretations of Hamlet also considered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Character Study of Hamlet

    This essay presents a discussion of Hamlet's character. The writer argues that Shakespeare's characterization of Hamlet focuses on the prince's indecision and that Hamlet needed the motivation provided by intense emotion in order to engage in violence. Three pages in length, 1 source is cited.

  • Hamlet, Was He Insane?

    A 3 page essay that explores Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in order to answer the question of whether Hamlet was truly mad. The writer argues that Hamlet was not meant to be perceived as mad, that is, insane, but rather Shakespeare meant him to be perceived as melancholic (i.e., depressed), which the Elizabethans perceived as a character flaw. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hamlet & Oedipus

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares the characters of Hamlet and Oedipus. Despite being separated by the passage of centuries, as well as differences in language and culture, Sophocles’ portrayal of Oedipus and Shakespeare’s depiction of Hamlet bear similarities, as well as the innumerable differences that one would expect. The similarities revolve around themes common to both plays, such as incest and the use of symbolism, while the differences largely involve the specifics of characterization. No additional sources cited.

  • Death of a Salesman, Hamlet, as Aristotelian Tragedies

    This essay offers a comparison between "Hamlet and "Death of a Salesman," which draws upon the Aristotelian criteria for tragedy. The writer argues that both plays fit this definition, while offering some qualifications on this point in regards to Miller's play. Four pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Do Not Speak the Speech, I Pray You

    The writer discusses some of the differences between Franco Zefirelli’s Hamlet with Mel Gibson in the title role and Shakespeare’s play. The film deletes over half the text. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Gertrude II

    In four pages this paper presents a psychological analysis of Queen Gertrude as portrayed by William Shakespeare in Hamlet.

  • William Shakespeare's Macbeth and Hamlet A Comparative Analysis

    In 4 pages this paper compares the protagonists in terms of their life situations and problems. There are no additional sources are listed.

  • Analysis of Hamlet

    A 6 page paper which analyzes various elements in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Recurring Imagery: Hamlet

    A 4 page paper which examines recurring imagery in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. No additional sources cited.

  • Hamlet: Righteous or Unrighteous

    A 7 page paper which examines whether or not Shakespeare’s Hamlet is righteous or unrighteous. The paper focuses on how Hamlet is righteous. No additional sources cited.

  • Madness of Prince Hamlet of Denmark

    In three pages this paper analyzes what is meant by Prince Hamlet's 'antic disposition' remark in the first act of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Comedy and Tragedy Distinctions in Measure for Measure and Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    Distinguishing comedy from tragedy in these Shakespearean plays is the focus of this paper consisting of 5 pages.


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