Amleto di William Shakespeare: i personaggi. Hamlet. The character of Hamlet is one of the most intensely debated questions in literary criticism. In part this is because the famous soliloquies of psychological meditation, like "to be or not to be" speech, suggest a person of great psychological complexity. Then there is the many-sided nature of the character: in Hamlet Shakespeare combines a series of stock theatrical figures: revenger, philosopher, satirist, aristocratic and so on, and yet at the same time he manages to make him seem a single individual.Hamlet is a noble prince always polite, elegant and brave. But he is also a revenger: savage, obsessed, single-minded, and at the same time a "malcontent": a satirical critic of the corruption of the world. He is an ambitious man disappointed in his hopes, or a rejected lover, who speaks in an ironic tone about the futility of human life and he is often dressed black.
DESCRIZIONE PERSONAGGI AMLETO IN INGLESE
Hamlet is also a complex figure because he does notact, or at least not immediately. There are a lot of theories about Hamlet's delay. Early audiences probably admired Hamlet as the heroic man of action who has the courage to speak with the ghost when his friends advise him to keep away; the cunning revenger who traps Claudius through the "mousetrap"plot; the fencer who defeats the expert Laertes.
Romantic critics, on the other hand, saw him as the archetype of inaction. Romantic theories tend to overlook moments in which Hamlet is very far from philosophical detachment: in his savage refusal to kill Claudius at prayer, because his soul might escape damnation; in the killing of Polonius or of Rosencrantz and Guildestern, in his escape from the ship and his dramatic challenge to laertes at the funeral of Ophelia.
A more convincing interpretation is that Hamlet wants to behave in a noble way, to be seen to be noble: he is concerned about what others will think of him. Infact his last words are instructions to Horatio to tell his story: at all costs his reputation must be saved.
AMLETO PERSONAGGI: RE CLAUDIO
CLAUDIUS - Claudius is the brother of old Hamlet,the king of Denmark,so he is also Hamlet's uncle. After the death of old Hamlet, he became king by marrying Gertrude,old Hamlet's wife.This remarriage is considered incestuous by all the people of Denmark and especially by young Hamlet.This remarriage has got only a purpose:history has a long tradition of people who have become an important leader by marrying a person of great power.Claudius is the murderer of his brother and he is nominated by him a <>(act I ,scene V, v 39).The snake is used to allude to a person that is nothing (as the snake lives in the dust) but this person would do everything for himself to become a man with a lot of power.Claudius uses Gertrude to impose orders to his son Hamlet, actually Hamlet doesn't consider Claudius. Claudius hides all his actions concerning the throne of Denmark from Gertrude, he discusses about these situations only with Polonius, his reliable adviser.Claudius is scared to death by Hamlet. He suspects that the young prince knows everything about the death of old Hamlet, so he treats him with respect pretending not to hear the offences Hamlet gives him. As Polonius asks someone to spy on his son Laertes, Claudius is using people to try to provide him with information about young Hamlet.Hamlet knows that, so he calls Claudius << a knavish piece of work>>(act III,scene II,vv 239-240) alluding to the play The Mousetrap.
AMLETO PERSONAGGI: GERTRUDE
Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark( I.ii. 67), the widow of the former king and Hamlet’s mother. She is a devoted mother and an affectionate and obedient wife, yet she is described as a libidinous sinner by Hamlet and the ghost simply because she remarries after her first husband's death(II.ii.). She tries to encourage Hamlet to do what Claudius suggests, but Hamlet reacts hysterically (III.iv.). His accusations are unfounded because Gertrude may be guilty of nothing more serious than marrying Claudius. The king describes her as "our sometime sister, now our queen". She appears with her new husband, the king, as he justifies their marriage to the court. Gertrude tells Hamlet that her material or sexual conduct is none of his business and agrees to forgo any further physical relationship with Claudius. Gertrude allows Hamlet to project a guilt and shame into her that had previously been absent, or at the very least repressed. And where does Hamlet obtain the testimony Queen Gertrude is nice enough to offer her own napkin to her son, to wipe his "brow". However, she then drinks out of the cup intended for Hamlet(V.ii.298). Not only is this unwise, it would also seem to be a bit rude. Perhaps she is nervous. Perhaps she is truly concerned for her son’s welfare. Perhaps Gertrude is weak, because she hasn’t the courage to defy her husband, sign, of the patriarchal authority in Elizabethan society, and sanctify she as victim of male arrogance. In Gertrude’s case, it’s probably right: everything she says expresses her concern for her husband and her son.