Daily Archives: January 28, 2015

Hamlet – interesting and slightly strange

a7c25bb8144b76673d27593d8bf8081bI finished Hamlet, a classic by Shakespeare as well as an interesting and slightly strange story. This story stars Hamlet, a son to a king who recently passed away deals with his ghost. Hamlet’s father’s ghost reveals to being poisoned by his brother, and makes Hamlet promise to kill his brother. Hamlet, under immense pressure, vows to avenge his father. While also feeling betrayed by his mother, the queen who marrys the deceased kings brother, Hamlet struggles with trust. In the end Hamlet does succeed in killing his once uncle now father/king.

This play was interesting to read- challenging but intriguing.

There was great mystery within this story- the ghost of the king Hamlet, was he real? Or was Hamlet simply imagining his father?

The writing of Shakespeare is simply incredible- the wording, grammar, provides the flow of the story while keeping the plot under control even with the insane things taking place. I would not say this was my favorite piece by Shakespeare but I do recommend it.

–Sophie, Columbia, Teen Blogger

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