Prince Hamlet Character
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- He reads the "To Be or Not To Be" Soliloquy.
- See: Monologue.
- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hamlet Retrieved:2014-9-10.
- Prince Hamlet is the title character and protagonist of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet. He is the Prince of Denmark, nephew to the usurping Claudius, and son of King Hamlet, the previous King of Denmark. Throughout the play, he struggles with whether, and how, to avenge the murder of his father, and struggles with his own sanity along the way. By the end of the tragedy, Hamlet has caused the deaths of Polonius, Laertes, Claudius, and his two childhood friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. He is also indirectly involved in the deaths of his love Ophelia (drowning) and of his mother Gertrude (poisoned either by mistake or as suicide). Hamlet himself is the final character to die in the play.