Hamlet’s Fear of Freedom: An ‘Existential’ Attitude
作者: Fatima AhmadSajjad Haider Shami
刊名: Scholedge International Journal of Multidisciplinary & Allied Studies ISSN 2394-336X, 2019, Vol.6 (2), pp.9-20
来源数据库: Scholedge Publishing Inc.
原始语种摘要: This article investigates the reason(s) for what has polemically come to be termed as Hamlet’s procrastination in the light of existential doctrine of Sartre and explain how Hamlet’s crippling fears of : (a) having to resolve and,(b) then actualize the decision embroil him in the existential dilemma of futilely evading the responsibility only to realize, albeit at the heavy price of losing what he calls ‘the eternal jewel’ i.e., his own life, that it is the very essence and condition of our being and cannot be escaped. As Sartre claimed that even in not making a decision, a man takes an alternative decision i.e. of not performing the act, and is subsequently caught up in the clutches of responsibility again. This article analyzes in the theoretical backdrop of existential theory, using...
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  • decision 决定
  • responsibility 责任
  • evading 避免
  • making 制定
  • An 屈光参差
  • existential 存在的
  • descriptive 描述的
  • losing 失败的
  • backdrop 彩画幕布
  • crippling 断裂