William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is an effective tragedy. In any tragedy there is a tragic hero, and he must possess certain characteristics in order to be one. He must have many good traits such as loyalty and bravery, but one bad one such as pride. The audience must also have sympathy for the hero. A tragic hero also must have free will or his fate would be decided for him, and his death could be avoided. Finally, the audience must have sympathy for the tragic hero, or it would not seem so tragic.
Hamlet is a perfect example of a tragic hero. He was brave, loyal, and intelligent, but he could not move on past one thing, which led to his death. Hamlet like all other tragic heroes had a flaw. He had a choice of how he would deal with Claudius, and like other tragic hero\'s made a decision. In addition, the audience was able to feel sympathy for the position Hamlet was in. These attributes made Hamlet the perfect example of a tragic hero.