Unformatted text preview: 5. Is Hamlet’s madness real or feigned? Is his “antic disposition” a mere mask resorted to (as in Saxo Grammaticus’s version of the story) for hiding a political purpose until Hamlet can find opportunity to make himself king by destroying a usurper? 6. How satisfactory do you find Hamlet’s “repentance” after killing Polonius? Or his apology to Laertes in Act 5? 7. Why does Hamlet delay in carrying out the Ghost’s command? Is he hampered by external circumstances? 8. Can Ophelia’s tragedy be traced in part to family advice? How does her later madness differ from Hamlet’s? 9. Is this play a religious play? 10. How do the three sons—Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras—resemble or differ from one another as avengers?...
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- Spring '11
- Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Laertes