Why did I love this book?
Though his stories are over 400 years old, there’s a reason why we all know the name William Shakespeare. His difficult-to-read but brilliant scenes and universal characters have enlightened us about the depths of human psychology and emotion for centuries. Hamlet, of course, is driven to avenge the death of his father, who was killed by his uncle, Cladius. Yet Hamlet is doubtful about almost everything, including if he can bring himself to kill Claudius. Thus: To be or not to be…? Indecision is what Hamlet is famous for and ultimately his quest for revenge goes horribly wrong. Everyone dies at the end, but no need to have a ‘spoiler’ warning here. The beauty of Hamlet rests in exploring the main character’s complexity and his existential dilemmas, prompting the audience to arrive at their own realizations about life.