Would you consider Shakespeare's Hamlet a tragic hero? Why or why not? Please share with me at least two quotes to support my question.
Gbeatty is quite right, in my opinion! Here are two quotes that you've request to support our contention:
In 1.1.86-90, Hamlet is lamenting the fate of his dear and good father, the former king. He is also cursing his uncle, Claudius, who has wrongly assumed the throne by murdering King Hamlet, and the betrayal of his mother, Gertrude. He cries out:
O horrible, O horrible, most horrible!
If thou hast nature in thee, bear it not.
Let not the royal bed of Denmak be
A couch for luxury and damned incest.
In the second line, he is challenging himself to act. The last, referring to incest, is in regard to his mother sleeping with her husband's brother. Tragic for the young man, indeed.
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