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Unformatted text preview: I haven’t seen or heard anything Hamlet since high school. The final scene involves plenty of both direct and meta-responses from the viewers. An example is when Hamlet kills Claudius. The act of killing is at first violent and to view is slightly unsettling. That was the direct response. However, then the meta-response kicks in, and I feel happy and relieved for Hamlet, who was finally able to avenge his father’s death. The same feelings go for when Gertrude drinks the poisoned wine, and immediately I wanted to yell ‘NO!’ at the screen (direct response), but then realized that now Gertrude understands why Hamlet has been acting strange. She now grants Hamlet vindication for the acts he is about to commit, and this acknowledgement is settling (meta-response)....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course PHL 100 taught by Professor Gangle during the Spring '08 term at Endicott.
- Spring '08
- Hamlet, Hamlet, Gertrude