16th-century

Hamlet Act 3 Field 3 Composition

ThereВ isВ noВ concreteВ evidenceВ toВ supportВ theВ claimВ thatВ thereВ isВ aВ god, В andВ yetВ milleniumsВ haveВ beenВ spentВ fightingВ overВ differentВ religiousВ beliefsВ andВ practices. В HamletВ byВ WilliamВ ShakespeareВ dramatizesВ theВ 16thВ centuryВ Europe'sВ spiritualВ uncertaintyВ andВ religiousВ influenceВ inВ combinationВ withВ aВ storyВ aboutВ theВ characterВ Hamlet'sВ revengeВ onВ hisВ uncleВ ClaudiusВ whomВ isВ assumedВ toВ beВ guiltyВ ofВ aВ homicideВ toВ hisВ ownВ brother, В andВ anВ incestualВ marriage. В В ActВ 3В SceneВ 3В ofВ HamletВ isВ aВ displayВ ofВ Claudius'В innerВ thoughts, В andВ actsВ asВ anВ assuranceВ ofВ theВ previousВ assumptionsВ madeВ earlierВ inВ theВ production. В В TheВ storyВ ofВ HamletВ takesВ placeВ inВ 16thВ centuryВ Europe, В whichВ isВ aВ timeВ periodВ wellВ­knownВ forВ theВ ProtestantВ Reformation. В В AtВ thisВ pointВ inВ time, В theВ everydayВ lifestyleВ ofВ EuropeansВ wereВ dominatedВ byВ theВ unsureВ natureВ ofВ religion, В whichВ ultimatelyВ shapedВ Hamlet'sВ thoughts. В В SinceВ HamletВ attendedВ Wittenberg, В aВ universityВ inВ DenmarkВ whichВ isВ alsoВ whereВ MartinВ LutherВ proposedВ hisВ 95В Theses, В heВ inheritedВ theВ ProtestantВ beliefsВ whichВ viewedВ theВ marriageВ betweenВ ClaudiusВ andВ hisВ motherВ GertrudeВ asВ incestual. В EarlierВ inВ theВ play, В HamletВ isВ visitedВ byВ theВ ghostВ ofВ hisВ fatherВ whoВ claimsВ toВ beВ inВ purgatoryВ dueВ toВ theВ factВ thatВ heВ wasВ killedВ beforeВ everВ makingВ hisВ lastВ confession, В whichВ isВ aВ controversialВ elementВ toВ definingВ Hamlet'sВ religionВ becauseВ ProtestantsВ didВ…...

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