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Hamlet is a tragedy where revenge is an important part, but I don't think that Hamlet simply wants revenge.  Hamlet's tragic flaw is not so much pride as sensitivity, in my opinion.  He is not ready for the world he gets thrown into.


Hamlet is more a psychological play because the revenge is not enacted until the final scenes.  Unlike most revenge plays, the action is postponed; so many feel that Hamlet is more about indecision and melancholy than it is revenge.  For, so many questions are posed with this drama among them How can we know the certainties of a crime without witnesses? What knowledge can we know for certain? What real worth does the human life possess?  Critic Harold Bloom, an authority on Shakespeare, contends that Shakespeare...

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