Unformatted text preview: a. Hamlet’s soliloquy after player acts proves he is already aware of his flaw (II.ii) b. “To be or not to Be” soliloquy: duality of life and death, existentialism (III.i) c. Religious soliloquy before Hamlet attempts to kill Claudius (III.iii) IV. Explanation: Debunking criticism against Hamlet as Aristotelian tragic hero a. Head over Heart (conscience over emotions) b. No glory for himself but for his father c. Seems to yield to uncontrollable forces (grief, sorrow, thoughts of afterlife) but only momentarily V. Conclusion a. The tragedy is not that Hamlet dies; it's that he dies exactly when he is ready to become a great king....
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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, Revenge, Hamlet