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Allusions To Darkness In Milton's L'Allegro and II Penseroso , and Hamlet's Tragedy. 1 . Though it is referred to as a monologue Hamlet is by himself when he says the words since Ophelia is on stage trying to act as if she is reading waiting for Hamlet to notice her. Claudius and Polonius have planned on Ophelia’s act, themselves hiding to find out if Hamlet is just pretending or mad (Schell, 1973).The line implies Hamlet's hesitation to avenge his father's death as he examines between death and suicide being bitter with the unfairness of life having it right in mind that what he may consider as the alternative may be worse.(Jamal ,2015) 2. The speaker orders Melancholy from his life telling it to find a dwelling place among the Cimmerians; people living in the land of unending darkness(Tate, 1961). The speaker invites a goddess of joy to bring him Mirth on the dawning of a new spring. The speaker does farm work and household chores in return for a bowl of cream. A crowing cork scatters darkness while the
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Unformatted text preview: speaker hears sounds and horns. The speaker ritually banishes melancholy and disease. The speaker walks in the evening under wood, ancient dark and deep, and hears curfew bells. 3. The two poems are simply presenting two equal lifestyle choices. "L'Allegro" is much into bodily satisfaction and earthly pleasures which is the inverse of what "IL" depicts as it is much of the joy that one gets from within. (Tate, 1961) References 1. Schell, E. (2012). Who said that--Hamlet or Hamlet?. Shakespeare Quarterly, 24(2), 135. doi: 10.2307/2868852 2.Jamal Ameen, R. (2015). An Analysis of Repeated Allusions in Selected Shakespeare’s Tragedies. International Journal Of Literature And Arts, 3(5), 88. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20150305.14 3.Tate, E. (2010). Milton's "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso"-Balance, Progression, or Dichotomy. Modern Language Notes, 76(7), 585. doi: 10.2307/3040040...
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