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Fear vs. Foresight Essay

  • Submitted by: smarie4211
  • on December 9, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 872 words

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Below is an essay on "Fear vs. Foresight" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

When an individual makes a life altering choice, multiple events can happen within

those actions.   Our choices can affect everything, from our friends, family, and

especially within oneself.   When an individual makes a life altering choice, fear and

foresight interplay within themselves as a scale, going wither on way or the other.  

Within William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet throughout the play has a fascination

with death.   Within this symbolism we see that in fact Hamlet is referring to fear and

foresight that comes with death, and how those tow are interplayed by our

perception; fear is what happens when foresight has been lost, and foresight is

what happens to us when fear is not lost, but when we are not affected by it.

When making certain choices in life fear can grip us and make us feel like we need

to choose a separate path.   Other times fear grips us for the choices we have mad.  

Nevertheless, fear is a major factor of control and choices within oneself.   In one of

Hamlet’s quotes he states, “How long will a man lie I’th earth he rots?” Hamlet says

this quote during the scene where he comes across the gravedigger as he is pulling

out the bones of the dead once buried.   As the gravedigger is digging, Hamlet also

comments on the fact the clown is singing.   “Has this fellow no feeling of his

business a’ sings in grave making?” Hamlet is expressing what everyone feels when

thinking about making a difference or changing our lives.   That no matter what is

done, we end up dead.   However, both the grave maker and Hamlet see thing

differently.   The grave maker agrees with Hamlet, during the scene and even before

the scene, that death is unfair and unjust.   Still, he continues to sing and make

merry making.   Hamlet fears death because he does not see what is at the end.  

The grave maker however knows death is at the end, but is not afraid of what

comes after it.   Instead he decides to be...

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