Journal number 9 Hamlet - Copy (2)

Journal number 9 Hamlet - Copy (2) - Claudius after his...

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Act IV Question 12: Changes to Hamlet Personality changes begin to emerge in Hamlet previously unseen in the tragedy. He begins to shed the passive, underminded, obedient Prince of Denmark for a sterner embodiment. He in essence, becomes more like his Laertes and Fortinbras; fiery, passionate, and with endless resolve for what they wish to accomplish. Hamlet is depicted as a quiet, humble prince in the beginning of the play. He speaks respectfully, but with a slight sarcastic tone to his uncle and mother when initially returning to Denmark from Germany. Although unaware of his father’s murder at the hands of Claudius yet, Hamlet still shows emotional restraint by not mentioning his mother’s incredibly fast marriage to
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Unformatted text preview: Claudius after his father’s death, which bothers the prince tremendously. His emotional restraint stems from his education and belief in logic rather than action. Hamlet must way every odd and analyze individual steps before he precedes to perform an action. This behavior trait in Hamlet compels him to test Claudius’s innocence by performing a play similar to the murder of his father. The main characters logical approach and quiet understanding is soon shed dramatically. Hamlet quickly becomes grief stricken at the loss of his father as well as...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2010 for the course ENGL 1010 taught by Professor Al-chokhachi during the Spring '08 term at U. Memphis.

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