Hamlet - - Bloom: Hamlet “ overhears himself speak”- O...

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Hamlet Modernity Unlimited Modernity and Epistomology -“Who’s there?” denote the problem of knowledge -“The spirit that I have seen may be a devil, and the devil hath power…….and perhaps out of my weakness and my melancholy, as he is very potent with such spirits abuses me to damn me” - not trusting yourself -Descartes – “I think therefore I am” -Clear and distinct ideas Modernity and Subjectivity -“for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so” -“I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams” -“I did love you once. You should not have believed me, for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not” -“You would play upon me……you would pluck out the heart of my mystery;……yet you cannot play upon me” Modern Selfhood “Now I am alone” -“Am I a coward? Who calls me villain?”
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Unformatted text preview: - Bloom: Hamlet “ overhears himself speak”- O Vengeance! Why what an ass am I! This is most brave” David Hume- “The mind is a kind of Theatre”;”I never catch myself” Montaigne- “We ourselves, our faculty of judgement and all mortal things are flowing and rolling ceaselessly” Goffman- dramaturgical conception of the self-best analogy is through the analogy of the play-These roles require a context to be played ( teacher needs students) McGinn- “ Hamlet is passing through a succession of dramatic roles” Moderntiy’s sickness of selfhood-suicide A.D. Nuttall- “Thought is making Hamlet ill” Nietzsche- Hamlet feel(s) it is to be ridiculous or humiliating that (he) should be asked to set right a world that is out of joint” “To be, or not to be: that is the question” suicide Camus- “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide”...
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