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Hamlet: Death And Decay
Death as a Theme in Hamlet
King Claudius begins by acknowledging Old King Hamlet's death and says it "befitted" the "whole kingdom" to mourn Old Hamlet's loss emphasis on the past tense. But, he also asserts that it is "wise" for the "whole kingdom" to move on quickly. Self-interest "remembrance of ourselves" and self-preservation are both far more important. But why? Well, Claudius, as we will soon learn, is responsible for murdering Old King Hamlet so it's no wonder he wants to sweep the guy's life under the rug.
Hamlet Navigator: Themes: Disease and Poison. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. This quote occurs in scene one, act four. Marcellus says this.
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William Shakespeare"'"s Hamlet, a revenge tragedy that continually depicts the vibrant metaphors of manifesting corruption and festering disease in order to auger the impending calamities in the state of Denmark. Throughout Shakespeare"'"s play, there are successive images of deterioration, decay and death. These images are skilfully accomplished through the use of metaphors of rotting and dead gardens. Shakespeare wonderfully creates these metaphors that add great dimension to the play of Hamlet. Shakespeare wonderfully creates these metaphors. One prominent theme exemplified in this particular play is the theme of rottenness or decay.