Is Hamlet an idealist or not?
Many classic tragedies by William Shakespeare often present the main character as a protagonist with a vivid flaw that usually results in his posterior downfall. So there is no surprise that Hamlet, the main character of the tragedy with the same title is no exception from this trend. Hamlet is an idealist and his moral idealism makes him vulnerable and ignorant to the surrounding society. As opposed to his inner world this society is far from being ideal. This contradiction causes the inevitable demise of the main character.
Royal Shakespeare Company states that “The mood of the “Hamlet” is