“Through its portrayal of human experiences, Shakespeare’s Hamlet reinforces the significance of loyalty”
Shakespeare, through his play Hamlet defines to a modern audience the significance of loyalty through the portrayal of human experiences. Shakespeare’s timeless classic aims to educate the audience on the significance of loyalty through highlighting his purpose in creating the play, which is to show how different human experiences in our lives have been shaped due to loyalty or disloyalty. Shakespeare depicts his purpose through presenting the audience with experiences such as loyalty through revenge and the loyalty and disloyalty to one’s family. These ideas are expressed throughout the play through Shakespeare’s use of literary and dramatic techniques.
Hamlet, which focuses on the significance of loyalty, presents to the audience how families and loyalty to one’s family is intertwined. Shakespeare has expressed this through the characterisation of Hamlet. In Act Three, Scene Four, Hamlet and his mother are involved in an argument in which Hamlet questions his mothers loyalty to his late father. This is expressed to the audience when Hamlet inverts what his mother says to him   “...Hamlet you have thy father much offended...Mother, you have my father much offended...” In the opening of this act the audience is positioned further to see the anger and hurt Hamlet has due to his mother’s haste marriage to Claudius, as he feels she has been disloyal to her late husband. Hamlet further expresses his anger for his mother’s remarriage and disloyalty through the juxtaposition of King Hamlet and Claudius.   Hamlet states, “look here upon this picture, and on this the counterfeit presentment of two brothers   ...Hyperion’s curls, the front of Jove himself...where every god did seem to set his seal...look you now what follows...Here is your husband like mildewed ear...blasting his wholesome brother...” Shakespeare’s juxtaposition of both kings allows the audience to see...