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One of the longest, and most influential of Shakespeare's works, "Hamlet" tells of the tragedy of Prince Hamlet's journey to avenge his father, who was zealously murdered by his uncle Claudius, eyeing to marry Hamlet's mother, the Queen of Denmark, to secure his place in Danish monarchy. Throughout the play, Hamlet begins to question his sanity. Was it really the spirit of his late father instructing him to avenge his death, or was it a demon deceiving him into committing senseless murder? Written in Early Modern English, the play lays out a disturbing tale of a young man's rapid descent into madness.