The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, one of the most well-known plays in the English language, is read and referenced countless times within mixed media around the world. There isn’t a day that passes where it is not spoken of, whether kind or unkind, quoted from, whether the person speaking the words knows it or not, or influences the mind of an unknowing person. Great actors dream of playing the role of Hamlet, scholars gleam in joy when discussing the subject and their interpretations, and children groan in misery at the idea of reading words that they believe they will never comprehend.
Nevertheless, what we’ve understood and accepted with regard to the actions and interpretations of one ‘Act’ within the play have been significantly misunderstood for centuries. Through the discovery of an editing inaccuracy, we can now view Hamlet with clearer meaning and understanding informing us to why he 'acts' the way he does and where his motivation is drawn as he moves through the play.
As this theory is now under consideration by literary magazines, please feel free to contact me directly for further detail.
Copyright 2015 Dan Jammal
'O God, Horatio, what a wounded name,
Things standing thus unknown, shall I leave behind me!
If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart,
Absent thee from felicity a while,
And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain
To tell my story.'
~ Hamlet, Act V, Scene II
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