Describe The Theme of Death in Hamlet by Shakespeare.

Describe The Theme of Death in Hamlet by Shakespeare.

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  1. Death is the central theme of Hamlet. Driven by the death of King, the play is festered with violence and ends up in death of the entire royal family.

    There is also philosophical musings on the eventuality of death and the frailty of life as discussed by Hamlet. The best example is his ‘To be or not to be’ monologue in the Nunnery scene in ACT III.

    Even though death becomes the reality for most of the characters in the play, the true understanding of physical and spiritual death is left unanswered to the audiences throughout the text.

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