Hamlet essay introduction ?

Ok i have to write an essay on Hamlet with the idea of corruption. However the teacher keeps telling me that my introductions are not good because im not following the concept of a basic introduction!!! the teacher says your intro must have title/author, context (historical and socially), reference to essay question and says we can't have plot! Can someone help me out please

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Hello Heysha,

    No nation is entirely free from corruption. Nevertheless, if corruption is strong enough, it can hinder the good governance and decay the fabric of society. It is an obstacle to sustainable development, and leaves little room for justice to prevail. Throughout the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, a corrupting disease plagues Denmark and the people within it. The incestuous marriage between Gertrude and Claudius, in addition to murdering King Hamlet, is the main example of deceit, corruption and evil. Throughout the play we can sketch a progression of this corruption, through disease, in the characters of Polonius, Claudius, Ophelia and Hamlet. This directly causes the downfall of the castle and Denmark. At the end of the play, the castle and the land are taken over by Fortinbras, the final even that signifies the fall of the nation. In Hamlet, Shakespeare depicts Claudius as the source of corruption in Denmark, which slowly spreads through Elsinore and leads to the downfall of Denmark.

    In the beginning of the play, the ghost of King Hamlet arrives to warn Prince Hamlet about the corruption in Elsinore. The ghost tells him that he was murdered by poison inserted into his ear by Claudius. Claudius is the first to fall sick with the disease of corruption. King Hamlet was a powerful ruler, who kept his nation strong, intact and clean. At the time of his rule Denmark could have been described as an “unweeded garden”(I.ii.135), similar to the Garden of Eden. Claudius’ sin creates a dirty and contagious weed in this garden. This leads Marcellus to say that “there is something rotten in the state of Denmark”(I.iv.90). This statement refers directly to Claudius’ corruption, as he is the catalyst of the rot and death of the nation. Read more here:


  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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