Comparing Horatio And Christianity In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Since the beginning of time, twins have always fascinated the human mind. Psychologist, theorist, and scientist, stumble over the age old debate over the entanglement of heredity code in the form of DNA is more important than the nurturing environment that supports the growth of a child. However, it is no mystery that twins that at one point are seen as one entity. From matching hats for a snowy winter day to the graduation caps with the tassel turned to the left the milestones are carbon copy. Similarly, Christianity bore the Catholic sect and the reforming Protestant sibling promptly followed. The doctrine of both Catholicism and Protestantism center of the principal of Jesus Christ. Although, both denominations are weaned on the same formative…show more content…
Therefore, during the 17th century, those that considered to once share the same religious principles broke and started the Protestantism. Coincidently, not only twins and religions share the problem of trying to parallel their story, but Shakespeare’s Hamlet where Hamlet and Horatio share something much deeper than the gene pool. Even though, Hamlet isolates himself from almost everybody in his life, he intrinsically remains connected to Horatio. Viewed as calm, levelheaded and everything that he is not, Hamlet remains close to Horatio and trying to reciprocate the godlike Horatio’s actions. Unknowingly, placing an authoritative grip on Hamlet, Horatio ultimately turns Hamlet to an early grave. Even though, their lives parallel and their coding may be the same the pressures of the environment of the two are different. Effortlessly able to switch between the Protestant and Catholic view, Horatio thrives whereas Hamlet trying to fashion himself into a proper king upon the aid of a commoner meets his…show more content…
Therefore, every action, Hamlet makes is not only a testament of himself, but a policy for his country. On the other hand, Horatio, a man of a more modest background, does not have his actions, scrutinized by a nation. Allowing Horatio’s agenda to be more relaxed on account of only one person being directly affected. For instance, upon witnessing the ghost of King Hamlet, Horatio immediately confronts hum asking “what art thou that usure’st this time off might” (Act 1. Scene. With a roll of the tongue, Horatio paints the ghost as both a Protestant and Catholic view. Both denominations view ghost as criminals, and Horatio believes that the late King Hamlet is defiantly overthrowing the peace of the night with the barbaric presence of the ghost. Not specifically choosing a church to support was a key action of made by the commoners. Displaying the times, the people were often as fickle and it was established at Horatio’s first meeting. Before Hamlet’s first encounter with the late King ghost, Hamlet wants to his subordinates of the trivialities of drinking everyday leads to other nations calling “us drunks and insults our noble titles.” (Act 1 Scene four) Already prepared to show his nobility, Hamlet is prepared to take a firm and definite stance on the religion of the ghost. However upon first glance, words spill from his mouth incapably to know if “thou sprits of

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