english Hamlet notes guilt

english Hamlet notes guilt - Brian Resnick Notes on Hamlet...

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Brian Resnick Notes on Hamlet and Guilt Who is guilty and of what? Hamlet - most obviously guilty of killing Polonius, perhaps guilty of not following the ghost’s orders to leave his mother alone, and quality of wanting revenge He must know that Polonius was not Claudius when he killed him because he just saw Claudius praying and walked away from him He feels guilty of not acting on the Ghost’s orders of revenge, 2.2 line 578 “O what a rouge and peasant slave am I!. .. What would he [the player] do/ AHd he had the motive cue for passion/ That I have” Also after he sees the soldiers he scorns himself because of guilt and delay, 4.4 35 “How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge… How stand I, then, / That have a father killed, a mother stained, / Excitements of my reason and blood, / and let all sleep…” Feels no guilt toward the death of Polonius, 3.4 194 “I do repent; but heaven hath pleased it so / to punish me with this and this with me… I must be cruel only to be kind. / This bad begins and worse remains behind.” Feels no guilt in abusing his mother, its like she deserves it
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