Act 3 Hamlet Annotations - Act 3 Scene 1 Literary Devices Dramatic Irony When Polonius and Claudius hide and Hamlet thinks he\u2019s alone\u2026 When

Act 3 Hamlet Annotations - Act 3 Scene 1 Literary Devices...

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Act 3 Scene 1 Literary Devices: Dramatic Irony: When Polonius and Claudius hide and Hamlet thinks he’s alone…. When really… P & C are hearing every word. #tea Structure: A Hamlet monologue/soliloquy after P & C were just talking about Hamlet. Ergo, this was a series of events based logical order. Personification: That sucked the honey of his music vows Irrelevant/relevant questions: 1. Why wasn’t the interrogation on stage?? Or is he even interrogated offstage? 2. Why did Shakespeare chose to write Hamlet a very long soliloquy? And end it with a quick acknowledgement of Ophelia? To reveal that his madness isn’t actually about Ophelia and mainly about life’s inevitability of ending..? Summary: C, R, & G are talking about Hamlet and how Hamlet admits to feeling off lately… CRG start interrogating him but Hamlet is very clever and doesn’t let them in on whatever CRG wants to know. Hamlet answered questions and Claudius hopes to “entice” Hamlet even more by treating him to see the play/show. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are ordered to take Hamlet out to see this show. Claudius and Ophelia (but mainly Claudius b/c… ya kno) have arranged to make Hamlet “run into” Ophelia to see if it’s love that’s making him mad… So C & P are hiding while Hamlet “performs” his “soliloquy” without know C & P are hiding near him. Hamlet’s soliloquy is about life and suffering and dreams, basically questioning the point to life, especially since life according
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Hamlet has many obligations that are drewsome. Ophelia gives Hamlets some letters back, claiming that he wrote them but Hamlet said that he didn’t write her any letters… Hamlets admits that his so called “love” for Ophelia was lust and their relationship wasn’t based off anything else really. Ophelia is sobbing like the kind of stuff you o after a break-up and then Claudius is like hey we should just send him to England and get back money that England owes and hopefully England’s awesome values will clear Hamlet of a wacky mentality. Observations: Ophelia is really just having decisions made for her because #independentwoman didn’t exist at the time. Read on this book That show of such an exercise may color Your loneliness.—We are oft to blame in this, 'Tis too much proved, that with devotion’s visage And pious action we do sugar o'er The devil himself. - Shakespeare’s sarcasm/tea of the day. People aren’t actually nice, they like to plaster on a holy little act, when really… people aren’t holy and are just using religion as a convenient disguise for their true intentions. Hamlet's soliloquy about life mirrors the American Dream and why people suffer. Hamlet either see women as virgins that hold a certain purity to them or whores that carry beauty in a different way and he’s lowkey questioning where Ophelia stands. Hamlet is a realist that only sees life as a selfish game that everyone is forced to play. By being straight up with Ophelia, Hamlet shows that he doesn’t care anymore about anything. Hamlet is advising Ophelia to marry with cunningness and marry a fool so she can
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cheat without getting caught because life is pointless.
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