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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Discuss Hamlet. What type of character he was? Good or bad?

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I see him as both. First, I see him as bad since he is so calculating, almost to the sinister point of madness. For example, he waits like a snake to launch his assault as he shows premeditated claims, "The time is out of joint; O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right" (1.5.189-90). This evil trait also surfaces as Hamlet discloses his plan to Gertrude, "That I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft" (3.4.187-88). He fakes insanity to expedite his ...

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