Monday, November 10, 2008
Alejandra, Edward, Santiago, Micah
In William Shakespeare's tragic play "Hamlet", Character motivation plays a large part in the development of the story. We see most of the story unravel through conflicting motivations between characters, such as Hamlet and Ophelia or Hamlet and the King. There is a conflicting love interest betweeen Ophelia and Hamlet, and there are conflicting ambitions between Hamlet and the King. Hamlet has a hard time dealing with his father's death. When the ghost comes and talks to Hamlet, it gives Hamlet the motivation to pursue his uncle for the revenge of the death of his father. This character interaction serves as a catalyst to the story's events as it helps strengthen Hamlet's resolve and forces him to act by replacing Hamlet's indicision with motivation.