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Unformatted text preview: Wyna r 1 Agnieszka Wynar Mrs. Mancini AP Literature and Composition 1 December 2008 Hamlet Act I I I Act I I I Scene i 1. What does Claudius admit to himself (and to the audience) about his crime? He admits that he was the killer of the prior king. He feels terrible about his actions; he says that a brothers murder is the greatest, oldest sin of all, hath the primal eldest curse upont (III.iii.37). He prays for forgiveness; however, he is not yet ready to handle the consequences of his actions. 2. List the personal grievances Hamlet expresses in his To be or not to be soliloquy and explain what specific events in Hamlets life they refer to. Wyna r 2 Hamlet doesnt know whether he should fight or stay still and take the pain. "The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" is the to be option. Some slings and arrows would be to take action and overcome obstacles in life to reach ones goal. They are the strings that pull one from killing oneself. In Hamlets case it is to figure out whether the ghost is right, and take action if he is. "To take arms against a sea of troubles is the not to be option. It is a turn to the easiest way of getting rid of pain; death. By taking arms against all troubles, one is committing suicide and along with that killing the troubles. In Hamlets case it is either suicide or taking the pain of watching his mother married to his uncle and Claudius taking over his fathers kingdom. Hamlet would have to sit back and endure the bad dream. 3. What metaphor does Hamlet use in his To be or not to be speech to express his developing of understanding of death? How does he further develop this metaphor? Hamlet suggests that the only way to end all heartache is to commit suicide. The metaphor he uses to develop the understanding of death is sleep and bad dreams. He says that it is crazy to keep on living and endure the heartaches on earth rather than die and fell into eternal sleep. He explains that many do it because they are afraid of the afterlife. They are scared that death may have negatives to it. The Wyna r 3 dreams are the obstacles to suicide. The scary dreams that we may have in that sleep of death when we say goodbye to the earthly mortal life can be eternal and one will not be able to escape their horrors. 4. What information does Ophelia provide about Hamlets character before the beginning of the play? She reports to Polonius that Hamlet has hid in her room and then came out grabbed her tight and confessed his love for her. She told her father that his actions seemed mad and crazy....
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