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Hamlet: Hero or Villian?
Emmy Emmy Nov 09, 2011 07:27AM
Is Hamlet the HERO or the VILLAIN of his play?



I agree with Felicia. Hamlet has his flaws mostly due to grief and being put into a really tough spot (unless his father's ghost was just a manifestation of his emotions).


Hamlet is both and neither.


I'm not so sure there are any heroes or bi loans in hamlet. All the characters are multifaceted and the text and plot seem too riddled with ambiguities for there to be any definitive lines between hero and villain in the traditional sense.


I meant villains, not bi loans, dumb auto correct


I agree with Felicia. Hamlet has his flaws mostly due to grief and being put into a really tough spot (unless his father's ghost was just a manifestation of his emotions).


Claudius is definitely the villain.
I'm not sure Hamlet is the hero, though. He's definitely not the typical hero, because usually they don't kill a lot of people. Maybe the play just doesn't have a hero. Hamlet is without a doubt the protagonist.
I would say he is just a guy, mad with grief for his dad, filled with a raging desire for revenge.


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