Hamlet is an elusive and mysterious character that is philosophical, contemplative, obsessive, impulsive, melancholy, intelligent and careless. Hamlet is a character in William Shakespeare's play, also titled "Hamlet." More »

In Shakespeare's "Hamlet," King Claudius sends his nephew Hamlet to England to be put to death. Ostensibly, Claudius sends Hamlet to England as an emissary to keep him safe in the wake of Hamlet's murder of Polonius. How... More »

Figurative language in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is symbolic or metaphorical language used by the playwright to express the motivations, feelings and actions of characters. Such language is most effusively and poign... More »

The irony in "Hamlet" is dramatic irony, which is different from situational irony; dramatic irony is the difference between what the character believes and what the audience knows. Situational irony refers to the charac... More »

The play "Hamlet," written by William Shakespeare, follows the journey of Prince Hamlet of Denmark as he seeks revenge on his deceased uncle, Claudius. "Hamlet," which is also called "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Den... More »

Some metaphors in "Hamlet" are "current," "sea of troubles" and "slings and arrows." All of these metaphors come after the opening line, "To be or not to be ..." More »

Figurative language in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is symbolic or metaphorical language used by the playwright to express the motivations, feelings and actions of characters. Such language is most effusively and poign... More »