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Love and Betrayal in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 608-618

Keywords : tragedy; culmination; chivalry; betrayal; disillusionment; treachery; violence;

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This study brings to the fore the struggle, plight, trauma, and stigma, caused by love and betrayal in relationships, friendship and marriage. The study portrays the issue of love and betrayal, love which is a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing while betrayal is an act of disloyalty or treachery, this study gives an insightful account about the shocking and heart-aching conflicts caused by betrayed as portrayed in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth. In essence, this research re-awakens a kind of consciousness within the human society, to spur her to action and cause her to rise up to the challenges at hand. Whether or not Shakespeare's intends Hamlet and Macbeth as a culmination of a series of love and tragedies on evil, the play does offer a particularly tense and gloomy view of human relationship.

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