At the beginning of the 17th century there was a clash of the old world, which was dominated by the feudal darkness and cruelty, and the New World, run by addictions and the power of gold. Watching the clash of two evils, the humanists of that time gradually lost faith in goodness, justice and friendship. English playwright William Shakespeare dedicated the tragedy Hamlet to this change of eras.
Hamlet is a product with spectacular dramatic effect.
The basis of the composition is dramatic fate of the Danish prince. Each new stage of action is accompanied by some changes in the position or state of mind of Hamlet, and the voltage increases all the time until the final episode of the duel, ending with the death of the hero. Voltage action is created, on the one hand, by the expectation of what the next step of the hero will be, and on the other hand, by the complications that arise in his life and relationship with the other characters.
Hamlet was shocked when he first saw the death near him. But he was even more horrified, when realized what life is.
King Claudius is not only little man, but also a criminal, and yet he has the right to dispose of the destinies of all his subjects. Next to the king-killer is his first minister Polonius, a vulgar person. He was wheedling the late king, but as soon as the new king ascended to the throne, he is wheedling him as well. For Hamlet Polonius is the most complete embodiment of servility, slavish obsequiousness towards those in power. If he hates the King, he despises Polonius. Everything is concentrated in the hands of a ruler, and he is a criminal.
Hamlet loved his father, who was for him the embodiment of all sorts of human dignity; he hates his murderer Claudius, who collects all the vices, Hamlet despises; Claudius is not only the embodiment of evil, but the source of the moral contagion, poisoning everybody around.
The source of the tragic worldview of Hamlet is in the hatred of an honest man to evil and troubles of life. By nature Hamlet is a strong man, his bile irony, his momentary flashes, his passionate antics in a conversation with his mother, a proud contempt and unconcealed hatred for his uncle – all this testifies to the power and greatness of his soul.
If Hamlet’s first impulse is to kill the king with a sword, then after he feels a natural hatred of violence. As a whole, Claudius is the person who is rotten through, whom Hamlet hates the most especially because his wickedness is covered by a mask, the mask of a benevolent smile.
At the beginning of the 17th century there was a clash of the old world, which was dominated by the feudal darkness and cruelty, and the New World, run by addictions and the power of gold. Watching the clash of two evils, the humanists of that time gradually lost faith in goodness, justice and friendship.