Prompt: In great literature, no scene of violence exists for its own sake. Discuss how Shakespeare, in Hamlet, confronts the reader or audience with a scene or scenes of violence. In a well-organized essay, explain how the scene or scenes contribute to the meaning of the play (analysis for essay).
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Requirements: 1100 words, 5 paragraphs
The Murder of King Hamlet (Protagonists Father) (Emotional Violence; Betrayal)
Shakespeare shows violence in the form of betrayal. From close members of the royal family, Treachery sets foot in the plot of the play. ”But know thy noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father’s life, Now wears his crown,’’ (Shakespeare, Act 1, Scene 5,45). Here a ghost appears to Hamlet and reveals the incidences of his father’s death to seek vengeance against it. By using a ghost to deliver the message, Shakespeare demonstrates the level of betrayal that had occurred in the family that the truth would not be revealed. Claudius, also referred to as the adulterate beast by the ghost, married his dead brother’s wife. Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius was violence against dignity, honor, and all descent factors for a royal family. This scene of violence contributes to the play’s meaning since it’s the foundation of vengeance and the cause of the protagonist’s emotional turmoil. The psychological violence overlaps him in the subsequent scenes, and he is irritable with his mother, his love Ophelia and others.