Most helpful critical review
It had an complicated plot, and somewhat hard to follow.
on November 19, 1999
"Hamlet, Prince of Denmark", was a book about a royal family and the deciet that lie beneath the surface. Hamlet, the son of the former king, Hamlet I, has an encounter with a ghost who resemlbles his father. The Ghost informs him that his father, the king's, death was actually a murder. Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, had poisoned him as an attempt to steal his wife and the crown. Hamlet struggles throughout the play to avenge his father's death in a justified manner.
The begining of the book was much easier to understand than the end but still interesting. As the plot thickened, the story was harder to follow. The summaries at the begining of each scene were very helpful in understanding the characters actions.
Ophelia was the most interesting character due to her depth. Ophelia's madness made more emotions surface that would otherwise remain hidden. Most of the characters are one sided, bland, and could only be judged by their actions. We suggest you read this book.