What theme of the play hamlet is apparent in these lines?

What theme of the play hamlet is apparent in these lines? alexander was buried, alexander returneth to dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? imperious caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, might stop a hole to keep the wind away. ask for details follow report by dezovprins


Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most troubled characters, and he contemplates on life and death quite a lot. In these lines it is apparent that death is inevitable, it will come for us all no matter who we are. Both Alexander and Caesar were once great men, it seemed it was impossible for them to die. But they did, the same way every living creature will eventually. We will die, and turn to dust, then to earth, and so on. No one can escape that fate, no matter how hard we try. Regardless who you are in life, you will share the same doom with every other creature that once lived.

C) Mortality.

Explanation: In literature, the theme is the underlying message of a story, it is  what critical belief about life is the author trying to convey in the writing of a novel, play, short story or poem. Usually this belief, or idea, is universal and transcends cultural barriers. In the given lines from "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, we can see the theme of mortality, by alluding to the death of very important people (like Alexander and Caesar).




i say mortality  because  thats  what  he  did  in  the  story


the correct answer is mortality

I believe the answer is morality becaue both Ceasar and Alexander were great man that you wouldnt beilieve could die but they did because in the end they are only human. All things that live musg die thats pretty much morality.

Mortality is the apparent theme in these lines.

William Shakespeare, in his many plays, produced a vast number of quotes on the subject of death.

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The answer is: C mortality

This is for PLATO

The answer is: C, mortality

This answer is for PLATO. English 4

It talks about death and how nobody is immortal.

Theme is described as the central idea, lesson, or message that the author wishes to convey through a literary work.

As per the question, the theme of 'mortality' in the Act V, Scene I of play 'Hamlet' is clearly evident in the given lines as it reveals that humans cannot escape death as it is inevitable. This is substantiated through the claim that Alexander and Julius Caesar despite being such great man had to be 'buried and returneth to dust' and 'turn'd to clay' implying that all humans turn into dust eventually. This reflects the transient nature of human life and suggest that humans have to accept death, sooner or later. Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

I think it’s C mortality

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