Hamlet was written by the famous writer William Shakespeare in 1603, and became popular at the Renaissance Time. It’s said that the story is based on the Prince Amleth, which can be date back to 12th century. But the first history drama is Tomas Kyds’ writing. Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and Othello are the four tragedies. Hamlet describes the following story:
The prince Hamlets’ father dead abruptly, and the Queen Gertrude married with the new King Claudius within two months. Some people suspected that Claudius usurped the throne by marrying his sister-in-law, it’s he murdered the Ex-King.
Absolutely, it’s a big attack for Prince Hamlet. He felt the marriage is illegal and unduly. Meanwhile he always wear black clothes in order to express his mourn, and he was puzzled until the day he heard of the Ghost. His close friend Horatio told Hamlet that he met the ghost of the King before the daybreak, so Hamlet decided to keep watch at night with the guard in hopes of seeing the ghost of his father.
As expected, they met the ghost at midnight. Though the guard tried to stop the prince following the ghost, Hamlet came along with the ghost to a quiet place. The ghost told the fact that Claudius killed him by pouring mercury into his eyes and ears. Hamlet sworn to revenge, but on condition that not to hurt his mother. Then the ghost fades away.
Because of the harassment, Hamlets’ health became worse and worse. Fearing that Claudius would perceive his plan of revenge, he pretended mad. So that he can not only conceal his anxiety but also keep watch on Claudius. From then on, Hamlet performed strange behavior. Even be parted with his beloved girl Ophelia. But he didn’t have any chance to approach the King, for there’re so many guards around the King all the time.
By chance, there is a theatrical troupe in the palace. Hamlet ordered them to perform the scene of murder. The reaction of Claudius and the Queen is too erratic to
continue watching the play. That let Hamlet make sure they are the murderer. Later, the Queen met Hamlet secretly, but Hamlet killed Polonius mistakenly, the ghost appeared again. Hamlet persuaded his mother to help him take revenge on Claudius. But Claudius drove Hamlet out of the country. On the way to exile, Hamlet came across the pirates. Fortunately, the pirates let him go.
Finally, Hamlet returned to his country. Claudius arranged a fencing game between Hamlet and Laertes, and prepared a cup of poison wine for the winner. Sure enough, Hamlet won. But the Queen drank the wine unwittingly. Unluckily, Hamlet was hurt by Laertes with the poison sword. When Hamlet was at the last gasp, he killed Claudius.
The story comes to the end.
There will be one thousand different Hamlets in one thousand different readers. After reading the book, I am touched by the spirit of Hamlet. At the end of the story, almost all the central figures were dead. They are the pioneer who tried to confront their fate, but they failed at last. They want to redeem the past time, but they obtain nothing. Like them, we always feel sorry about the past, but we can change nothing but accept. We need to think more about the future but not the past, nobody can live in the memory of the past.
The words “to be or not to be, that is a question” reflects the truth of choice. Hamlet chose the revenge, and give up his love, friendship, even his high position and great wealth. So many times we are hesitated and irresolute. When we are faced with the choice, it means give up something, like delicious food or new clothes or other valuable stuff. Although the choices are zillion, they are limited. If we want live a happy and substantial life, we need to grasp every chance of the choice. Positive choice for our fade is the shortcut to life peak.
The sentence is also suit the Queen. After the King dead, she was at a crossroads. That is morality or lust, while she chose the later one. No matter which one she chose, she was choosing adversity. The ending is in accordance with expectation. A choice even can change one’s whole life, so we should be careful about every decision we made.
The story is a vivid reflection of the social reality in the 16th century. Many people have the rights of choose, but they don’t know how to decided. Their futures are manipulated by the fade, and they want resist the God’s will. However, the reality doesn’t allow any change. Hamlet is an anguished sage rather than a brave hero.
The book has another name The Revenge of Prince Hamlet. Actually, the Prince didn’t succeed in revenge, because he was dead at last. Life is the most precious thing we possess, so we should cherish our lives at every moment.
For me, Hamlet was impetuous. He can not change the world or fade, but he can change himself to adapt the world. One may be not successful in doing everything, but he must can do something well. This is the second time I read this book, and my felling is more intense than before. Every one of us is Hamlet, who fights against the trouble in our daily life. Beyond any doubt, we should not give in to the straits.
I hope everyone could read the story more than one time, because it not only tell you the story about Hamlet but also teach you something in your life time.
Recently,I read a famous novelThe Old Man and the Sea,I learn many things from it.
Santiago -- a strong, not afraid of difficulties are not afraid of failure. Although he suffered a blow, but never gave up looking for hope. Although he was defeated, but never lose heart. Although he was at the Ma Lin fish mouth died, but can once again ignited the hope of victory.
Santiago is a Hemingway works in the vivid image of the fisherman. Santiago 84 days to have gained nothing, his tenacity and hard work, ushered in the eighty-fifth day of hope Dawn, ushered in the eighty-fifth days of sunshine. The eighty-fifth day, the old man out. In the vast sea of his persistence finally paid off: a marlin hooked.
The next four days, is the old man and the big marlin. The cold water is not afraid, not afraid of. He used his wisdom, to beat the big marlin victory.
After trying again and again, the old man finally beat the big marlin, he dared to challenge the failure. The old man and the sea's story tells us, just do not give up, one day you will be successful!
Jane Eyre is a novel written by charlotte Bronte (1816—1855).charlotte brought was born at Thornton in Yorkshire, England, the third of six children. She is a famous novelist as well as her two sisters in nineteenth century. They are all influenced by their father’s library of Walter Scott, Byron, Tales of genii and the Arabian Nights. Her novels have become enduring classic of English literature.
1.2. Publication information:
Jane Eyre was first published in1847 in London. Charlotte with her sisters, Emily and Anne published a joint collection of poetry under the assumed names of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.
1.3. A brief introduction to the book and the report/review
The main part of the story happened in Lowood and in Mr. Rochester’s house, Thorufield Hall. Jane Eyre experienced a hard life and found her happy life.
2.1. What the book is about?
Jane Eyre is a story can be interpreted as an autobiographical novel of Bronte. The heroine of the book, Jane Eyre, is an orphan, born in a poor family. Because that her parents have contracted typhoid fever, one after another died in this. Young Jane goes to her uncle’s home, but her uncle died in a few days. Jane began to suffer a discrimination and abuse life due to the assault against the cousin. She was sent to an orphanage in Lowood. She lived in there and continued to be spiritual and physical destruction. After Jane experienced a tough life she graduates from Lowood, she found a job as a professional tutor in Rochester’s’, Thornfield. After they meet for some time, they began to love each other. Although they meet some unhappy things in their love, Jane married him and has an ideal happy life.
Jane Eyre is a lovely, kindness, gentleness girl. She has a noble mind, a strong will and a capacity for love. Jane Eyre has a huge courage to pursue her own happiness; her spirits on this is very great.
2.3. My opinions about the book:
Jane Eyre is a story can be interpreted as an autobiographical novel of Bronte. Jane’s experience is very similar to Bront. the most impress me is that Jane while longer looks flats, as humble, but do not give up on themselves, and does not vanity, her kindness, gentleness, courage to pursue their own happiness. And finally as the original in order to repay. Her experience made me understood the formation of the original concept of love.