William Shakespeare has by virtue of his extensive and beguiling collection of dramatic and poetic works deservedly earned worldwide acclaim as one of the most influential and pre-eminent figures in the annals of English literature. We have for our second-semester project chosen to write a report on one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays, the tragedy Hamlet. We as a group share a common interest in, and attraction to, the tragic world-picture Shakespeare so dexterously presents us with in Hamlet. With themes as diverse as morality, death, destiny, honour, duty, lust, passion, madness and despair, Hamlet is considered to be perhaps the most complex of all of Shakespeare’s tragic plays. In our treatment of Hamlet we have chosen to examine, analyse and discuss the psychoanalytical and existential-philosophical aspects of the abovementioned themes, which we believe are central to the development of an understanding of the play’s characters and motivations. In particular, we have focused our attention on the play’s main character, Hamlet, as he tries to overcome the manifold psychological and philosophical challenges he faces, in order to re-establish cosmic order in a world that is in a state of chaos and dissolution.
|Educations||Basic - Bachelor Study Programme in Humanities, (Bachelor Programme) Basic|
|Publication date||19 Jun 2013|