Has anyone ever read the book or seen any of the movies or stage plays?
Sons of Anarchy is a (loose) interpretation of the story.
Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. During Shakespeare's lifetime, the play was one of his most popular works, and it still ranks high among his most-performed, giving us many famous reference quotes often used today..
"To be or not to be, that is the question"
"Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him (well)"
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. "
"To sleep, perchance to dream".
"Get thee to a nunnery".
"This above all - to thine own self be true"
.... and many more.
Hamlet, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in the Kingdom of Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, firstly for murdering the old King Hamlet (Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father) and secondly for then succeeding to the throne and marrying Gertrude (the King Hamlet's widow and mother of Prince Hamlet). The play vividly portrays real and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. Hamlet's hesitation to kill his uncle, some see as a plot device to prolong the action, and others see it as the result of pressure exerted by the complex philosophical and ethical issues that surround cold-blooded murder, calculated revenge and thwarted desire.
I see the following character comparisons with Sons of Anarchy.
Jax = Hamlet–Son of the former king, and nephew of the present King
Clay = Claudius–King of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle.
Gemma = Gertrude–Queen of Denmark, and mother to Hamlet
Manuscript & Letters = Ghost of Hamlet's Father.
Bobby = Polonius–Lord Chamberlain
Tara = Ophelia–Daughter to Polonius
Opie = Horatio–Friend to Hamlet
What are your thoughts?
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