My Favorite Book
Introduction: You won’t find one successful person that does not read many books. The activity of reading is good for the mind and equally good for the soul. Great books travel us in places we haven’t been and in experiences that are not our own. Literature also helps us develop our language and writing skills.
My favorite book: I have read many books but the one that made a lasting impression on me is Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It’s a book initially written for the theatre. I have read it translated in Indian and was impressed even though it was a bit hard to finish. Hamlet’s story fully captured me and couldn’t wait to see the end of the book’s plot.
The book’s plot: The plot of the book is very elaborate with many turns and changes. Hamlet is King Arthur’s son and when learns that his father was murdered by Claudius, he swears for revenge. However, he is so sensitive that he is struggling to cope with this. He will make some attempts and when in despair of what to do will make a plan of pretending he has gone mad-so to find out the truth about Claudius.
Moral outcome: This is a book written in the 16th century in England and thus presents life events that refer to this date. The main persons are English royals and their affairs are both personal and affairs of the state. That makes the book a bit hard to read but it’s so interesting its worth persisting
The book showcases the importance of a moral code and the necessity of true values in each aspect of life. People should strive for the best and defend their values when being attacked. It also shows that a sensitive and ethical person like Hamlet cannot walk against any other person due to his compassion and empathy. The situations of life it presents are a bit extreme and edgy but the moral outcome is very clear and useful for the soul.
Conclusion: This book was written by Shakespeare to be staged so it’s in the form of a theatrical play. The language of the book is English so I had to read it in the Indian translation but this didn’t make me enjoy it less. I feel I can relate to Hamlet as his strive for good is to be praised.