Characters in Hamlet Essay

Hamlet Dramatic Irony Assignment The three dramatic irony I picked from the play are when everyone in Denmark thought Hamlet was crazy but the audience, Horatio, and Marcellus knows that he is pretending, Claudius thought Rosencrantz and Guildenstern would be able to bring the letter to the king of England executing Hamlet but the audience knows that Hamlet was able to change the letter executing his two backstabbing friends, and Hamlet thought he was having a normal sword fight with Laertes but the audience knows that Claudius made Laertes have poison on the tip of his sword to kill Hamlet.

The two characters I picked in each dramatic irony are Hamlet and Horatio, Claudius and Hamlet, Hamlet and Laertes. In the play, as Hamlet is went crazy the audience would consider Hamlet being sympathy because even though he is pretending to be mad, they feel bad that his uncle killed his father and his lovely one Ophelia broke his heart. It develops character because these characters are changing his/her personality as Ophelia obeys her father and Hamlet pretending to be mad.

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This part is important because it also develop conflict between the two relationships they had previously. Horatio is one of Hamlet’s good friends and the audience see him as not being sympathy or antipathy. Horatio is the type of person everyone would like and want to be as he is an excellent person and a true friend to Hamlet. There would be no developing character and conflict in this example because Horatio stays the same throughout the play being normal and does not cause any problems.

In the second dramatic irony that I picked was when Claudius sending Hamlet to England for execution. This is very antipathy for Claudius, as the audience knows that he is the evil, dishonest, and murderer. In this part the audience feel sympathy with Hamlet because he did not know that he was going to get executed in England at first. It develop character in this scene as Claudius feels comfortable that Hamlet left Denmark so he can be more safe from people knowing that he was the murderer.

It develops conflict between Claudius and Hamlet because Claudius knows that Hamlet knows the truth about his father’s death and just before this scene Hamlet killed Polonius. Claudius might think Hamlet is going after him so he had to make a move, which send him to England. The last dramatic irony I picked between Hamlet and Laertes where sympathy went to Laertes and none of these characters would have antipathy with the audience.

The audience feels sad for Laertes father dying by Hamlet but it was unintentional. It shows develop character as Laertes is avenging his father’s death just like Hamlet and Laertes changes by listening to Claudius by putting poison on the tip of his sword while fighting Hamlet. Hamlet thought this was a normal battle, which makes it a dramatic irony in this act. Of course, both of these characters develop conflict many times with Ophelia and in the end where Laertes want to avenge his father’s death.