Unformatted text preview: remain behind as they will not take anything with them to the grave because then the only thing that will belong to them is their “coffin”. He alludes to a similar theme in Act IV when he says “Your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service - two dishes but to one table.” 5. The gravedigger is mischievous, clever and witty. Every time Hamlet asks him a question, he answers in a profoundly literal way and talks in a roundabout manner. This appalls Hamlet and he is forced to call him a “knave”. 6. 12. I believe she can be held responsible for her death because she did not attempt to save herself when she had the opportunity to do so. She had overwhelming reasons such as her father's death and the loss of her lover to justify her suicide in her mind. Existentially, her losses made her discover unimportance of everything, including life. Consequently, her madness exonerated her as it took away her pains in a flicker of time....
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1 taught by Professor S during the Spring '11 term at Texas Tech.
- Spring '11