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    Mathis/ World Lit I‚ Fall 2011 Hamlet Discussion and Quiz Review In groups of 3 or 4 students: Find 4 specific details or quotations to support your answer to each question. There is not one correct answer; give your opinions and back them up. Everyone in a group doesn’t have to agree‚ but everyone should be able to back up his or her opinion. * How does Shakespeare create a mood of suspense‚ and sometimes horror‚ in the play? What different types of suspense (tension‚ anticipation) are

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    intense relationship between Hamlet and his uncle is not a sturdy bond‚ even before Hamlet learnt of his father’s murder‚ and before Claudius began to fear for his safety. It is believed that Hamlet’s distrust and dislike towards Claudius sprung from his mothers “o’erhasty marriage” 2.2.57 and would certainly be the origins of Hamlet’s suspicions. The best scene in which to view the relationship of Hamlet and Claudius would be Scene 3 of Act 4‚ where Claudius confronts Hamlet about the murder of Polonius

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    Hamlet- Documented Essay Marcellus’ quote‚ “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (I‚ iv‚ 100)‚ is the overall theme to Act I‚ of Shakespeare’s Hamlet‚ but can also relate to the whole play. When he said it‚ it was only to mean that something suspicious was occurring and things didn’t seem right. However‚ it encompasses a lot more than Marcellus planned it to. During this time setting‚ different events were happening which caused major corruption within the country. Even though Denmark

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    Select one of Hamlet soliloquies (preferably not "To be or not to be. . .") and by a detailed attention to the poetry discuss the nature of Hamlet’s feelings as they reveal themselves in this speech. What insights might this speech provide into the prince’s elusive character? Confine your attention strictly to the soliloquy you have selected. 2. Discuss Hamlet’s treatment of and ideas about women. How might these help to clarify some of the interpretative issues of the play? You might want to

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    William Shakespeare uses various elements‚ themes and connections between them to present ideas of enduring value in ‘Hamlet. His character development in Hamlet &Claudius and use of dramatic techniques present values in ‘Hamlet’ those of which are timeless. These enduring values include guilt‚ corruption and life & death. Shakespeare has used various dramatic techniques to express his idea and enduring value of guilt. In Act 1‚ as Polonius talks about ‘the devil hiding’‚ Shakespeare uses a

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    Hamlet Review Guide    Your Hamlet final exam will be on Thursday of this week. You will need to study the following terms‚ ideas‚ and  themes. You will be expected to answer multiple choice questions‚ essay questions‚ and short answer questions.     Shakespearian Drama    ● What is the difference between a comedy‚ tragedy‚ and history?  ● Define catharsis‚ hubris‚ and nemesis. What is the relationship between these words?  ● What are the characteristics of a tragedy?  ● Define dramatic irony and soliloquy

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    What Would Hamlet be without Insanity? The play Hamlet is without a doubt an odd story to read based on what society today has become accustomed to. A brother killing another brother‚ and then marrying his wife. It is not a typical story in the modern world today. There is a vast variety of different themes that can be traced throughout the play‚ however the most popular is madness and sanity. Madness and sanity shape the play into what it is‚ without madness and sanity the play would have no life

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    Hamlet Shakespeare’s Hamlet explores the complex psychological profile of Hamlet. Shakespeare expertly molds his construction‚ content and language to explore his own social and cultural realities. However‚ it is undoubtedly Shakespeare’s dramatic treatment of the tragic hero’s complex psychological struggle with vengeance and his disillusionment with both his interior and exterior worlds that imbue the play with a timeless universality. In the light of my critical study‚ it has become apparent

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    Quotes: Quote #1: P. 31 (Hamlet I: ii‚ 129- 132) Quote #1 is spoken by Hamlet. Hamlet was just criticized in public by the king for still being sad about the king’s death two months later. Hamlet tells the audience how he truly feels about his father’s death and his mother’s marriage. He wants to die. He would commit suicide if God wouldn’t have a rule against it. If you commit suicide you go straight to hell. Quote number one is important for Aristotle’s third rule for tragedy. The third rule

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    Hamlet Seminar Discussion Questions Act 1 1. What is the purpose of the two discussions of the crowing of the cock‚ Horatio’s pagan one (1.1.130-37) and Marcellus’ Christian one (1.1. 138-45)? (1.1.) 2. What is Claudius telling the court in the first part of his speech (1.2.1-16)? What does he say about young Fortinbras and his uncle the king of Norway (1.2.17-41)? How is Claudius responding to the threat? (You may also want to keep in mind that the name “Claudius” appears only in the opening

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