amberwinder
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Please help me with this essay question! - Does Hamlet die an honourable man?
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I guess just talk about the theme of revenge- he kills Claudius. Maybe Shakespeare is questioning whether revenge is honourable.
You could also talk about him killing polonius and his actions towards Ophelia and how this doesn't make him very honourable.
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One interesting avenue you can go down is whether he was even sane. Yes, he does suggest to fake it at the beginning,

"I perchance hereafter shall think meet

To put an antic disposition on."

Yet, as you read the story and just how crazy it gets, from the killing of Polonius and Claudius to the vitriol Hamlet releases at Ophelia to Ophelia's untimely demise, it can make one question whether this whole thing is an act. Maybe he really is insane. In that case, when he isn't even knowing what he is doing, where does honor fit? Does it matter?
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