Sword of Hamlet
• In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet learns from the ghost of his father of an outrage committed within the family circle.
• Driven by revenge for the poisoned parent, he comes up against a world of betrayal, villainy, and deceit that led one of the royal guards, Marcellus, to the famous, pessimistic conclusion that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark!” “To be or not to be?” is the question Hamlet asks in self-reflection. The answer is like a sudden light of truth piercing the darkness of uncertainty, and as ruthless as the sharp blade of a sword. Time to act and fight back against evil!