Based on Shakespeare’s great novel, Hamlet, this piece is a eulogy written for Hamlet Prince of Denmark, to be presented by the character Horatio. My friends, we have gathered here today to celebrate the life of our friend and most valiant prince Hamlet. It is fitting that we are gathered here today in this great abbey as it was one of the most important places in his life. It was here where his father was crowned and where, had he not been so sadly taken from us, he would of been crowned.
It is also the site of his baptism and communion and it now the place where we pay homage to his character and deeds and finally lay to rest his courageous soul. Hamlet was a prince of the people, a friend to all and a devoted son and he met his death with courage, nobility and honour. It was a life lived to the fullest but a life cut so tragically short and my duty to speak of his life. It’s a testament to his personality and virtues that so many have come here to commemorate his life.
Indeed, Hamlet touched the lives of so many not because he was expected to because of his title but rather because he took a genuine interest in the lives and affairs of others. His interaction with nobles, players and common folk, is a truly noble and commendable achievement and it is this trait that truly made him a prince of the people. Being a prince of the people meant that he made an effort to make friends with those he met. Those he befriended know that what Hamlet valued above gold and silver was loyalty.
He never expected to gain it from you because of his title but because he earned it through his personality and his steely resolve, even in his darkest hours, to endeavour to live his life according to his vales. It was Hamlet, who I regard as my dearest friend that taught me to always love family and friends, always take and interest in people and to stay loyal to the state of Denmark. These were his values and it was those that he died defending. This, among his many other virtues, made him a true friend to all in the state of Denmark.
Hamlet’s genuine love for his family cannot be disputed. Despite his own objections to he late Queen Gertrude’s actions following King Hamlet’s death, he made a genuine effort to honour his father’s memory and wishes by retaining a sense of civility towards her. The devotion that Hamlet showed for his loved ones was never clearer than the devotion he showed to his father. The burden that was laid upon him took a visible toll on him as his struggle with inner demons markedly changed his usual personality.
It’s a comfort to know that his last steps were sure and definite and in his last words, emerged strength of character that had been lacking from him over the past few months. Friends, today we gather to close this dark chapter in Denmark’s history. We gather to commend the soul of the son of Denmark, a truly noble man who accomplished more for this state and its people in his short life than others achieved in a lifetime. You have all heard me impart his wretched story to you in the court and it is here that we bring to a conclusion his tragic tale.
Today we remember Hamlet as a true prince of the common man, as well as a friend to all those he met. We also remember his devotion to those he loved and his devotion to his values. Hamlet, we are honoured to have known you. Good night noble prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Read more: http://authspot. com/fan-fiction/hamlets-eulogy/#ixzz1XEmYDvdj Year 12 English ? Hamlet’s Eulogy (delivered by Horatio) Simone Schulz