Shakespeare¡¯s Hamlet is probably the most famously problematic play ever written and the most famous foreign play for Chinese people. When reading the Hamlet, the emotion keeps changing with the plot goes along.
Confused, surprised, admired, finally get confused again. The deeper you think on it, the harder you find it to get to know clearly about.At the start of act I, as we can conclude from the following details,¡± it begins with war-preparations, but no war ensues. An invasion impends but never materializes¡± (words by Cedric Watts), which somehow expressed the contradictions of the play.At the setting of the act II scene II, the author described the circumstance as ¡°A flourish of trumpets¡±; the brain immediately got the image of ¡°trumpets, cannon, drum, and flowers falling on the Queen and King¡¯s heads. People were laughing happily.¡± These noise accompanied the festival celebration not only of the marriage of the Claudius and Gertrude but also with the obviously contract of Hamlet¡¯s apparent reconciliation with the couple.
When Hamlet was talking with the new King and the Queen, It¡¯s easily to see that Hamlet was astonished when he got back to Denmark, What he received not only his father¡¯s bad news, but the marriage. ¡°Queen Gertrude Thou know¡¯st it¡¯s common; all that lives must die.Passing through nature to eternity.HamletAy, madam. It is common.
¡± When searching for the common¡¯s meaning, at the past it also presented the meaning of ¡®contemptible, mean¡¯. Hamlet continued the topic on ¡®death is common for everyone¡¯ to show his antipathy to the fact.Hamlet in the formal time was in deep sorrow, getting shocked and having no idea about it. He described the Denmark as ¡°an unweed garden¡± to express his deeply desperate. When Hamlet talked to his friend Hotatio, he described the Claudius and Gertrude¡¯s marriage ¡°Thrift, Thrift, Horatio.
The funeral baked meats.Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.¡±Through this, we could see how influlently Hamlet used his language.
The time between the funeral and the wedding was so short that the feasts could remain to treat the next coming guests to ¡°save the cost¡±. How sarcastic it is! His mother¡¯s husband had been dead for no more than two months, and his mother so soon got married to her husband¡¯s brother, Hamlet got deeply shocked by this. During the time he didn¡¯t know the truth, his angry was mostly on his mother¡¯s remarriage with his uncle, the new king. From this he got the conclusion, the famous sentence ¡° frailty, thy name is woman.¡± He still got the invisible pressure on himself from inside; he himself somehow cannot say something publicly.When Hamlet heard the news about the ghost from his friend Horatio, he kept asking questions in details to make sure whether the ghost was his father. ¡°then saw you not his face?¡±, ¡°what, looked he frowningly?¡±, ¡°pale, or red?¡±, ¡°his beard was grizzled, no?¡±All these questions somehow expressed his characteristic of suspicious.
Thanks to this characteristic, it leads to the most interesting features of the play about the experiment in realism.And when he decided to wait the ghost¡¯s appearance, he said out that¡°My father¡¯s spirit in arms? All is not well;I doubt some foul pray. Would the night were come.Till them, sit still my soul; foul deeds will rise¡¡±His melancholy.