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  • Act 3, Scene 1 Of Hamlet - 1,619 words
    Act 3, Scene 1 Of Hamlet Hamlet: Act 3, Scene 1 A room in the castle. Enter KING CLAUDIUS, QUEEN GERTRUDE, POLONIUS, OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN KING CLAUDIUS And can you, by no drift of circumstance, Get from him why he puts on this confusion, Grating so harshly all his days of quiet With turbulent and dangerous lunacy? ROSENCRANTZ He does confess he feels himself distracted; But from what cause he will by no means speak. GUILDENSTERN Nor do we find him forward to be sounded, But, with a crafty madness, keeps aloof, When we would bring him on to some confession Of his true state. QUEEN GERTRUDE Did he receive you well? ROSENCRANTZ Most like a gentleman. GUILDENSTERN But with much ...
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  • Character Analysis Of Polonius - 715 words
    Character Analysis of Polonius Although Polonius is not a main character in Hamlet, he serves to reinforce the pattern of corruption, and demonstrates the social and moral decay of Denmark. His devious ways show the audience that he is one of many characters who lack conviction and integrity. Throughout Hamlet Polonius is a hypocrite who looks out for his own interests, and betrays those he should be loyal to. These aspects of his character are revealed in his relationships with the King, Ophelia, Laertes, and Hamlet. Polonius can be described as Janus-faced. Janus was a god from Roman mythology who had two faces, each looking in opposite directions. Similarly, Polonius is two-faced in his i ...
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  • Frailty Thy Name Is Woman - 553 words
    Frailty Thy Name Is Woman John F. Kennedy,Theodore Roosevelt , and Bill Clinton all, at one time, have been considered powerful and influential men. These men all once obtained the most influencial job in the United States and argueably in the world. Although these men had a vast impression on the world, their wives had an even more awe-inspiring effect on the world. Women constantly have been underappriciated for the most difficult and monotomous jobs around. Finally, a woman named Jackyln Onasis stood up for what she believes in and demanded to be listened to. She paved the way for future women, like Princess Diana and Hilary Clinton and alllowed women to become wealthier, more powerful, a ...
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  • Hamlet - 1,163 words
    Hamlet Hamlet's behavior affects that of the other characters in the play in that his action drastically alters, not only their perception of Hamlet and his intentions, but also their actions and words in dealing with Hamlet. It is difficult to classify Hamlet as either sane or insane; however, it is certain that his mad behavior, whether feigned or authentic, serves only to heighten the confusion and eventual suspicion of the court, particularly Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guilderstern, and Polonius and Claudius duo. Hamlet's mental state is hard to decipher due to the complexity of the issue and the variety of ways his actions can be viewed. Edward Strachey believes that Hamlet is, A characte ...
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  • Hamlet - 669 words
    Hamlet In the play Hamlet Gertrude and Ophelia are portrayed as weak characters. The men in their lives have complete control over them. These women obviously do not have a mind of their own. If they listened to themselves, they would have more control of their lives. Ophelia is one of those women who is a lost cause to society. She makes women look helpless and that we can be easily manipulated. Hamlet basically used Ophelia as merely a toy to play with. She was never treated as a human being only as an object. Hamlet told Ophelia that he I loved you not. (1097) He made her a weak individual by saying Frailty thy name is women. (1062) This quote made Ophelia looks like she could never hold ...
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  • Hamlet - 667 words
    Hamlet Roberto Santos Journal III Hamlet "Hamlet's Unknown Madness" The marriage of the king and queen within two months of the death of Hamlet's father had left Hamlet disillusioned, confused, and suspicious of Claudius, the King of Denmark. In Act I, Scene V, Hamlet's belief in his father's "real ghost" had him in an outrage and, he thus vows to avenge his father's death. Ophelia encountered Hamlet in her private chambers and observed that he was disturbed. She was very disturbed and afraid because, "Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbrac'd; no hat upon his head; his stockings foul'd ungart'red, and down-gyved to his ankle; pale as his shirt; his knees knocking each other ... " (1409). H ...
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  • Hamlet - 751 words
    Hamlet HAMLETS MADNESS: Hamlet is mad, feigns madness or his pretense turns into real madness. Outline arguments for all three and discuss. 1.Hamlet begins with guards whose main importance in the play is to give credibility to the ghost. If Hamlet were to see his fathers ghost in private, the argument for his madness would greatly improve. Yet, not one, but three men together witness the ghost before even thinking to notify Hamlet. As Horatio says, being the only of the guards to play a significant role in the rest of the play, Before my God, I might not this believe / Without the sensible and true avouch / Of mine own eyes. (I.i.56-8) Horatio, who appears frequently throughout the play, ac ...
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  • Hamlet Analysis - 887 words
    Hamlet Analysis Viewing and Analysis a) In the in which Aphelia returns tokens of love from him (Hamlet), William Shakespeare portrays Hamlet as first as a normal man, but then as Aphelia returns his tokens of love, he seems to enter his "so-called" state of madness. Shakespeare seems to reflect him as a character that just suddenly hits madness when he is turned down by Aphelia, which is the reason that all the people in the kingdom seem to believe he is mad. Hamlet claims he will pretend be in a state of madness, but in this scene he simply for no reason that Shakespeare presents he goes mad. Shakespeare also does not explain Hamlets sudden outburst of madness. This madness of Hamlets sudd ...
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  • Hamlet And His Many Roles - 1,089 words
    ... ntil now, this had only been assumed. When the king and queen arrive with the court, Hamlet becomes the comic. He plays on puns and makes jokes. This is unlike what the court has recently seen from its melancholy prince, though most of Hamlet's jokes hide a darker meaning than the court may realize. The king immediately asks Hamlet how he "fares." Hamlet playing on the definition of the word "fare" to also mean "dine," jokes: "Excellent, i' faith; of the chameleon's dish: I eat the air, promise-crammed: you cannot feed capons so" (III, ii. lns 93-94). Hamlet replies that he "eats the air," a pun on the word heir, as chameleons were thought to do, and that is not a good way to feed capons ...
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  • Hamlet Character - 373 words
    Hamlet Character In the pay "Hamlet", the main character is a man who wants revenge. He wants it so bad that he becomes obsessed with the idea until it ultimately kills him. Insanity has been defined in many different ways, but essentially, it's a state in the thoughts and emotions of a person restrict his or her reasoning/ proper judgement. Hamlet lets the fact that his uncle killed his father rule his actions for most of the play. He can't think of anything else. Also seeing something like the ghost of his dead father and then having it tell him that his uncle murdered him must have thrown off his reasoning. He goes partially insane after he takes in all the information that his father has ...
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  • Hamlet Characters - 668 words
    Hamlet Characters In the play Hamlet Gertrude and Ophelia are portrayed as weak characters. The men in their lives have complete control over them. These women obviously do not have a mind of their own. If they listened to themselves, they would have more control of their lives. Ophelia is one of those women who is a lost cause to society. She makes women look helpless and that we can be easily manipulated. Hamlet basically used Ophelia as merely a toy to play with. She was never treated as a human being only as an object. Hamlet told Ophelia that he "I loved you not. (1097)" He made her a weak individual by saying "Frailty thy name is women. (1062)" This quote made Ophelia looks like she co ...
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  • Hamlet Madness - 748 words
    Hamlet Madness Hamlet is mad, feigns madness or his pretense turns into real madness. Outline arguments for all three and discuss. 1.Hamlet begins with guards whose main importance in the play is to give credibility to the ghost. If Hamlet were to see his fathers ghost in private, the argument for his madness would greatly improve. Yet, not one, but three men together witness the ghost before even thinking to notify Hamlet. As Horatio says, being the only of the guards to play a significant role in the rest of the play, "Before my God, I might not this believe / Without the sensible and true avouch / Of mine own eyes. (I.i.56-8)" Horatio, who appears frequently throughout the play, acts as a ...
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  • Hamlet Madness - 660 words
    Hamlet Madness "Hamlets Unknown Madness" The marriage of the king and queen within two months of the death of Hamlets father had left Hamlet disillusioned, confused, and suspicious of Claudius, the King of Denmark. In Act I, Scene V, Hamlets belief in his fathers "real ghost" had him in an outrage and, he thus vows to avenge his fathers death. Ophelia encountered Hamlet in her private chambers and observed that he was disturbed. She was very disturbed and afraid because, "Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbracd; no hat upon his head; his stockings fould ungartred, and down-gyved to his ankle; pale as his shirt; his knees knocking each other..." (1409). Hamlet truly loves Ophelia, but at th ...
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  • Hamlet Novel - 264 words
    Hamlet Novel Hamlet by William Shakespeare, is a tragic play which distracts the human instincts of innocents and guilt. Gertrude and Ophelia are faultless, while Hamlet and Claudius where are accountable for their deaths as well as others. unfortunately the anger and need for revenge resulted in the death of innocent. Gertrude who is completely ignorant to her husbands death shows her innocents after the second duel between Hamlet and Laertes when she drinks from "the poison cup. It is too late"(Shakespeare V.2 line 286). Unfortunately her death had to prove her innocents. Ophelia who seems to be in the middle of things is completely innocent after being told to "have you(Opelia) so slander ...
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  • Hamlet Revenge - 824 words
    Hamlet Revenge Plot of Hamlet To kill a king, to avenge a murder, to save a nation, a task put into one mans hands. Hamlet is a man with "too much reason" and not enough action. Sick with love and disgusted by the lust which slowly engulfs his kingdom. He is surrounded by greed and death within a threatened Denmark. In Shakespeares Hamlet, plot is constructed through various internal conflicts and a tense mood formed by the use of historical setting, psychological characterization, and ominous foreshadowing. The battle between King Fortinbras and King Hamlet is an example presented in the play of historical setting, for it illustrates a past happening which is important for the fundemental u ...
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  • Hamlet Themes - 651 words
    Hamlet Themes Hamlet is supposedly centered on one character; Hamlet himself, but the play is driven by plots and schemes that are derived from other characters in the play. In the play Hamlet, the character Polonius causes misconstrued emotions in other characters, and this is due in large part to his position as a confidant to many main characters. He is acting as a "middleman" and manipulates others characters feelings to lead up to final conflict. Polonius is a man that confuses most, but intrigues all. For the beginning of the play he is the readers guide, and helps to inform the reader of all that is happening within the lives of the main characters. He was not meant to be a main chara ...
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  • Hamlet: Method In The Madness - 1,761 words
    Hamlet: Method in the Madness Method in the Madness: Hamlet's Sanity Supported Through His Relation to Ophelia and Edgar's Relation to Lear In both Hamlet and King Lear, Shakespeare incorporates a theme of madness with two characters: one truly mad, and one only acting mad to serve a motive. The madness of Hamlet is frequently disputed. This paper argues that the contrapuntal character in each play, namely Ophelia in Hamlet and Edgar in King Lear, acts as a balancing argument to the other character's madness or sanity. King Lear's more decisive distinction between Lear's frailty of mind and Edgar's contrived madness works to better define the relationship between Ophelia's breakdown and Haml ...
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  • Macbeth Themes - 1,524 words
    Macbeth Themes Persons thoughts will differ from their actions, be it the fear of being the same or different from others, the consequences of their actions, or the opinions that others may form about them. People live their lives like drones, always conforming to the rules, afraid to brake away from the norm and do what they know or even feel to be the right thing to do simply because they might cause a ripple in the smooth little lake in which their boat is afloat. Within the Playwright Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Hamlet suffers from such dilemma. Hamlet refuses to act on what he knows to be accurate, always reassuring himself of his lack of action. Hamlet also acts in a manner which s ...
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  • The Character Ophelia In William Shakespeares Play Hamlet Plays A Very Interesting And Important Role In The Elaboration Of T - 1,153 words
    The character Ophelia in William Shakespeares play Hamlet plays a very interesting and important role in the elaboration of the plot. In the beginning, she starts off in a healthy state of mind, in love with her boyfriend Hamlet, yet controlled by her father in regard to their relationship. During the play she encounters several troubling experiences involving Hamlet which cause her to become distressed. Near the end, the death of her father leaves Ophelia mentally unstable and in a state of madness that eventually leads her to death. So, due to all of the unfortunate events that took place with the people she loved the most in her life, Ophelia gradually becomes mad, and in the end passes a ...
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  • The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock Characteristic Downfall - 1,294 words
    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - Characteristic Downfall In T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," the author is establishing the trouble the narrator is having dealing with middle age. Prufrock(the narrator) believes that age is a burden and is deeply troubled by it.. His love of some women cannot be because he feels the prime of his life is over. His preoccupation with the passing of time characterizes the fear of aging he has. The poemdeals with the aging and fears associated with it of the narrator. Prufrock is not confident with himself mentally or his appearance. He is terrified of what will occur when people see his balding head or his slim and aging body. He believe ...
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