hamlet outline-human nature

Hamlet - to his mother O most pernicious woman/O villain villain smiling damned villain(Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 5 Lines 112-113 B He feels a sense

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Human Nature in Shakespeare’s Hamlet Thesis: In Shakespeare’s Hamlet , through Hamlet’s thoughts and actions it can be concluded that his view on human nature is that people are vengeful, deceitful, and death fearing. I. The major way Hamlet expresses his thoughts of man’s vengefulness is through his own actions. A. Throughout the entire novel he focuses on how he can get revenge on Claudius. B. Act I Scene V Hamlet, without hesitation, agrees to avenge the death of his father. II. Hamlet’s view of man’s deceitfulness is seen through his disgust with his mother and former uncle, Claudius. A. In Act I Scene V, after speaking with the ghost of his father he states referring
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Unformatted text preview: to his mother, O most pernicious woman! /O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain! (Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 5 Lines 112-113). B. He feels a sense of betrayal both from his mother and Claudius for marrying so soon after his fathers death, even before he learns of the murder. III. The to be or not to be speech in Act 3 Scene I, exemplifies Hamlets views on mans fear of death. A. While contemplating suicide he concludes that the fear of the unknown is too great to risk death. B. In the final scene when Hamlet is dying he is still fearful of death, but is aware of its inevitability and must accept it....
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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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