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Unformatted text preview: is surprising, as demonstrated by his use of equivocation. Furthermore, because he is a commoner, he is ironically more aware of the events surrounding Denmark than Hamlet. He implicitly explains to the prince that he has worked for thirty years, the same age as Hamlet, and cleverly calls Hamlet a fool for not knowing the tragedies that affect Denmark. The gravedigger does not only play the role of comic relief but also represent Shakespeares mastery of his play, demonstrating that even his minor characters play an integral role in the story....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course SCHOLARS 1111 taught by Professor Mason during the Spring '11 term at GWU.
- Spring '11
- Hamlet, Hamlet, Gravedigger