Nineteenth Century Romanticism and the Importance of William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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In five pages this report considers this topic within the context of Northrop Frye's observation that William Shakespeare's Hamlet was the 'central and most significant play, because it dramatized a central preoccupation of the age of Romanticism: the conflict of consciousness and action...No other play has explored the paradoxes of action and thinking about action so deeply.' Five sources are cited in the bibliography.