Hamlet character analysis
The play ‘Hamlet’ is one of the greatest creations of William Shakespeare. Hamlet dominates the play and is possibly the most discussed and controversial character in the world of plays. An analysis of the person or the inner self of Hamlet, an analysis of his relations with different characters in the play, namely, Gertrude, his mother, Claudius, his new stepfather, Ophelia, his love and his school friends, would help give an insight to the contradictions in the character ‘Hamlet’ that Shakespeare has attempted to portray. ‘Hamlet’ represents the humanity in general who are forever plagued with contradictions in life. He is reckless yet cautious, courteous yet uncivil, tender yet ferocious, heartless and sensitive. Hamlet has negative traits such as indecisiveness, hastiness, hate and brutality, yet he has a lot of virtues.