HamletRead about the other entries on the list.
His existential woes include unique anxieties over sexuality, coming of age, corrupted innocence, etc. These elements, along with mommy drama, a fatal misstep of thwarted action, manipulative friends, a suicidal girlfriend, and nostalgic memories of a dead clown really cover every case scenario of angst.
So thanks Shakespeare, for stealing every plot idea ever.
“To be, or not to be, — that is the question”
Yep. Pretty much!
Also see: John Mullan's list of ten of the best Hamlets in literature.