englishmidterm

englishmidterm - Kunle Atewologun Class CD Ms. Taylor A...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Kunle Atewologun Class CD Ms. Taylor A motif is a redundant theme or element that is found throughout a story. In the tragedy story of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the motif between father and son relationships is seen throughout the story. Some of the relationships can be considered beneficial as well as unhealthy. Patriarchal traditions can also be seen throughout the story. A recurring father and son relationship is between Fortinbras and his father. Fortinbras is the prince of Norway, whose father is killed by Hamlet’s father. “Fortinbras of Norway…dared to the combat: in which our valiant Hamlet did slay this Fortinbras” (I.1.94-96). Since he is prince of Norway as well as the son of the king, Fortinbras believes that the only way to avenge his father’s death is to kill the person responsible. This display of loyalty to his father as well to his countrymen shows patriarchal qualities. Fortinbras’s devotion to his father can be considered beneficial to himself because he
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 294 taught by Professor Allison during the Spring '07 term at Salem State.

Page1 / 2

englishmidterm - Kunle Atewologun Class CD Ms. Taylor A...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online