Shakespeare's Hamlet Book Report/Review
... The Individual: Conflict and Turning Points in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' From Act Scene Shakespeare makes us aware of the internal conflicts of Hamlet through his state of mind.
"How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable
Seem to me all the uses of this world!" (Act 1, Sc. 1, v.133-134)
Using soliloquy, atmosphere and rich, descriptive language, we know he is grieving deeply for his father, and angered and disgusted by his mother, for marrying his uncle Claudius within a month of the death. By continually allowing us into Hamlet's mind, Shakespeare exposes the conflicts, internal and external that affect Hamlet, seeming to portray a descent into madness. The interactions with the ghost of old Hamlet ...