Even though eight of the nine primary characters die, the question of mortality is not fully answered.
Ophelia is usually viewed as a true victim, while Gertrude's role is interpreted with more flexibility.
In either case, the role and treatment of women in Hamlet is essential to discuss with an open mind.
as a play and identifying Shakespeare's social and political commentary. Before, Hamlet has been appalled and revolted by the moral corruption of the living.
Mortality The weight of one's mortality and the complexities of life and death are introduced from the beginning of Hamlet. Seeing Yorick's skull (someone Hamlet loved and respected) propels Hamlet's realization that death eliminates the differences between people.