Conformity In Hamlet

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Everyone in life encounters challenges in which they need to decide if they will right the wrong or just ignore the problem altogether. This is a common theme in all of literature but especially in Hamlet by William Shakespeare, The Book of The Dead by Edwidge Danticat, and Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Hamlet is a drama about the Prince of Denmark and his journey to avenge his father’s death. When the King of Denmark’s brother murders him, Hamlet takes on the role of confronting his father’s death, avenging it and then making things right in this world. Metamorphosis is the story of Gregor, the main character, transformation from a person into a disgusting parasite and becoming a successful businessman like his father. The Book of the Dead…show more content…
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, Conformity means compliance or acquiescence and or obedience. But the definition of setting things right, is much more than a standard sentence, it is almost a release of the soul in which one feels almost whole again and a weight is lifted off of one's shoulders. Common motifs for these three works of literature are Morality, Family, and Transformation/ Revenge. Despite challenges, Hamlet, Gregor, and Annie all confront a problem that needs to be fixed in order to be a t peace with oneself because these characters have all experienced hardships in their lives in which they need to accept a difficult challenge in order to right a wrong that has happened to a apparent figure in their…show more content…
When Hamlet’s mother marries his Uncle, his father’s murderer, Hamlet goes off the deep end in which in questions every existence in the world and makes his contemplations even bigger than they already are. This is proved when Hamlet says “She married. O’ most wicked speed to post/With such dexterity to incestous sheets! It is not nor it cannot come to good: But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue.” (1.2.156-159) This proves that not only is Hamlet upset that his mother married so quickly after his father’s death, committed incest, and creates more of a more emotional crisis for Hamlet which makes him question what his choice should be evenmore. Hamlet’s family struggle is similar to Gregors when he contemplates how he is not the family “breadwinner” anymore. This is proved in this quotation: “He felt very proud that he had been able to provide such a life in so nice an apartment for his parents and his sister. But what now if all the peace, the comfort, the contentment were to come to a horrible end”

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