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Unformatted text preview: Adam S Goit Humanities 202- Section 9 Hamlet Paper Eyes Our eyes are the most fickle parts of our bodies. Our eyes can be a convincing and powerful reinforcement for belief. On the other hand, these same eyes can deceive even the smartest of humans. We are both empowered and crippled by our eyes. One of the greatest struggles in life is discerning between appearance and reality. It is the challenge to know what is artificial and what is real. The story of Hamlet is a powerful representation of how we must learn to distinguish appearance from reality. In the beginning of the play he is a confident young man seeking further education. Suddenly, Hamlet is confronted with many questions and obstacles. Did he actually see the ghost of his father? Is his uncle really plotting to have him murdered? Did his mother betray his father by marrying his uncle? These questions deny him happiness, yet he is strengthened by the appearance of the ghost of his father (1.4 pg.21). The idea of avenging his fathers death is invigorating (1.5 pg.26). With this new found (1....
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 202 taught by Professor Marsden during the Fall '10 term at BYU.
- Fall '10
- Hamlet, The Ghost, Hamlet, Claudius