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The Chance of Death Thesis: Chance is a central theme in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and because of it, many unexpected events and deaths occur. I. Claudius plans on sending Hamlet to his death in England, but Hamlet escapes Claudius’s plot. A. Hamlet learns of Claudius’s intent. B. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern end up being the ones who die because Hamlet changes the letters. II. The deaths of Polonius and Ophelia. A. In Act 3 Scene 4, Hamlet in hopes of killing Claudius, blindly stabs through
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Unformatted text preview: the curtain on stage killing Polonius instead. B. Ophelia’s grief over the sudden death of her father causes her insanity and suicide. II. Many of the final deaths in Act V are due to chance. A. Laertes and the King only planned for the death of Hamlet not themselves or others, but chance intervenes. B. The Queen unknowingly drinks the poisoned wine. C. Hamlet, unaware of the poison on the blade, stabs Laertes. D. Hamlet forces the King to drink the poison and stabs him....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ENGL 003 taught by Professor Trachsel during the Fall '07 term at University of Iowa.

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