First of all, this shows the power of Claudiuss manipulation, for he is able to convince
Laertes to do the dirty work of murdering Hamlet.
Moreover, this shows Laertess primary characteristic: passion to avenge his fathers
Finally, it show
Two of the most powerful aspects of Frederick Douglass' autobiography are the power of
education, and the corrupting effect that the institution of slavery has on all involved, including
both slaveowners and slaves. Discuss one of these topics in the auto
Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" is a great example of a Naturalist story. Naturalism
expressed the idea that nature was indifferent to man's struggle. How is this expressed in
the story? How does the irony of the ending (The Oiler, the strongest man on th
1. Brought into slavery when she was a child, Phillis Wheatley was the first AfricanAmerican woman to be published. In "On Being Brought to America"and "To the Right
Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth" how does Wheatley express a paradoxical
Turning point of Hamlet
The quote that is most famous is significant because it is indeed the turning point for
fter being indecisive as to what action he should take, Hamlet finally decides to avenge
his fathers death (spur [his] dull revenge).
They call him king, because Laertes is threatening revenge for his dead father.
Shakespeare is clearly trying to show the modern readers how unstable his society was.
Not only was the old king just replaced by a new one, a new younger one is threa
Than that man who broke her heart turned out to be the murderer who killed her father,
riving Ophelia to insanity, and ultimately her death.
Finally, one more death apparent in Act IV is Hamlets indecision.
He no longer worried about whether he sh
Laertes, like Fortinbras, also appeared as a foil to Hamlet.
After losing his father due to Hamlet, Laertes was bent on killing Hamlet in order to
avenge his father.
His urge for revenge ultimately leads to a conspiracy with Claudius to kill Hamle
rational, loyal, understanding, guiding
rational- he keeps his head and makes wise decisions which do not mark his as Hamlets
accomplice or immoral advisor
Loyal- despite all the mystery and thoughts that Hamlet is mad, Horatio stays by Hamlet
King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Prince Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Horatio,
Ophelia, Laertes, Fortinbras, Captain (of Fortinbrass army), King Claudius,
manipulative, intelligent, murderous, trapped
As play progresses, revealed t
Death for murder was not an option however, because hamlet is loved by many and
especially by Gertrude.
The word mud not only referring to her drowning in the river, but also refers to her return
to the mud that had created her.
In the first scen
Flowers as a symbol
Indeed as most people know, flowers are universal symbols of fragility and passiveness.
Ophelia, one of the only two female characters from the play, repeatedly being
bombarded with flowery imagery is not a mistake.
Laertes is allowed
Common themes in Shakespeare
Regretful- after he murders Polonius, Hamlet shows that he rues his act because he killed
the wrong rat
Contradictory- throughout the play, Hamlet seems to be mad and unable to control his
actions, yet whenever he is confronte
Education, or the ability to read and write, is such an important part of Douglass'
autobiography. Why is it against the law to teach a slave to read? How does education
provide Douglass with the opportunity to escape?
Knowledge normally provides enlighte