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Hamlet’s isolation

One’s isolation is often caused by a tragic event.The difference of opinions carried by opposing parties during these events causes arguments which lead to isolation.One person’s isolation can cause their family and friends terrible hardships and heartaches.Isolation not only ruins relationships but also can result in the destruction, frustration and often madness of the person being alienated.When one cannot handle the separation being imposed on them by others one starts to isolate themselves.When one in isolated they usually do not have the power to change their situation.Throughout Shakespeare’s Hamlet the main character is isolated from the people and home that he loves most by Polonius, the lord chamberlain, by Gertrude, his mother, and by Claudius, his uncle.
Polonius played a major role in isolating Hamlet from the one he loves.Polonius forbade Hamlet from seeing his daughter, Ophelia. He did not trust the intentions the prince had for his daughter and tried to deter her from having a relationship with him. He feared that he would harm her and therefore advised her by saying:
Do not believe his vows, for they are brokers ,
Not of that dye which their investments show,
But mere implorations of unholy suits,
Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds,
Soon afterward Hamlet stated behaving extremely fierce toward Ophelia.He came to her dressed in rags and severely disordered and clamed that he did not love her and never had.Subsequently, she informed her father of this disturbing behavior.Polonius brought this information to the king and queen stating “…I swear I use no art at all.That he is mad, ’tis true…” (II ii 96-97) Polonius had a great dislike toward Hamlet and consequently denied all rights to see his daughter.
Gertrude alienated her only son from herself by going against everythi


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