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Hamlet: Theories Of Hamlet's Delay In Killing Claudius
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There are several theories about why Hamlet, the main character of Shakespeare's
masterpiece, Hamlet, delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius. As the son of
a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father.
However, the act is never performed until the end of the play... ....
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....'t tomorrow night. You could for a
need study a speech of some dozen or sixteen lines which I could set down and
insert in't, could you not." (88)
Here Hamlet has devised a scheme to discover whether his Uncle truly murdered
his father. The play which Hamlet wishes to be performed is one involving a
murder similar to that which the ghost described. "The play's the thing wherein
I'll catch the conscience of the King." (90) Hamlet 's famous quote means he
will study Claudius while the play ....
|Number of words: 811
||Approximate pages: 3
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