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hamlet’s failure to incorporate shadow

Hamlet’s basic error was his failure to incorporate his shadow or dark side into his working life … to acknowledge as an ally the “red blood” of his instinctive nature, he would have shaken loose from his paralysis. Instead, he stayed poised between his two natures, ego and shadow, and died a tragic death.