Hamlet And Atonement
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Hamlet and Atonement
Hamlet was a tragic hero because he has many heroic and honourable characteristics. He promised to take revenge for his father's death which makes him honourable and explain him as a fearless character. The tragedy of Hamlet is written by Shakespeare in which he represents his most popular and greatest tragedy. The author explains in this story about Hamlet who was a tragic hero because he suffered a lot and died at the end. He explains about the tragic hero that a tragic hero must have many good traits, but they also have flaws which lead to their downfall.
Hamlet was fighting for his father, and he wants to avenge his father's death. When he was able to know that he was going to be executed soon, he had to make a choice to kill the persons who were the reason of his father's death or to save himself because if he took this risk, it might cause him to be actually executed. Hamlet had a , and he was also very intelligent. He wants to fulfill the promise he made with his father's ghost. Hamlet started a play as a prince who was very powerful but ended up as a dead person.
Atonement is considered a tragic hero, as she trapped herself and marched into the ladyrinth that she created by her own self. She was too awestruck and young to convince, insist and please others for making her own way back. The society never accepted her stance and state of mind and took her as a hysterical and silly little girl with no strong stance for life. On the other hand, Hamlet was also having a similar state of mind like Atonement as both had their own world that gave them strength for survival till death. Atonement is a novel based on the lives of true young lovers named Robbie Turner and Cecilia Tallis, who love story had a tragic ending due to Cecilia’s Jealous imaginary sister named Briony.
Robbie got imprisoned within this fictional story, and this was mainly due to deception made by Briony. Though their love and Cecilia’s hope kept them connected and alive. Briony has justified her so-called self-made happy ending by simply adding that she does not find anything good in this merciless story. The story has portrayed strength to stand against despair and oblivion. Both Robbie and Cecilia were not able to reunite ever after Robbie's imprisonment, but they never lost hope, and their death reunited them forever.
Atonement gives the idea that suffering allows the person to become closer to God. The central theme of this novel is that of seeking forgiveness. The novel is about the character named Briony who struggles with herself. Her life is full of guilt, and the novel represents how she repent guilt. Briony was powerful just like Hamlet, and she was also brave like him. However, she was not as intelligent and smart as Hamlet. Both novels are similar to each other in a sense they both express about the tragedies in the life of Hamlet and Briony. Both stories represent the bravery of the Hamlet and Briony who have to stand for their selves and who never lost hope.
The stories of Hamlet and Atonement are of great importance in an individual's life as both these stories have a good number of life lessons. Prince Hamlet and the true lovers (Robbie and Cecilia) both depict that life is full of hardships, but if you have mental strength, patience, and strong self-belief then nothing is impossible. These two novels signify the strength of tragic heroes, who have come across all the boundaries to conquer the undiscovered world.
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