Smoking and Tobacco use. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National
Center for Health Marketing, Coordinating Center for Health Information and
Service. Web. 2 November 2010.
In the final scene, the violence, so long delayed, erupts with dizzying speed. Characters
drop one after the other, poisoned, stabbed, and, in the case of Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern, executed, as the theme of revenge and justice reaches its conclusion i
Theater, this type of character may have particularly appealed to the groundlings, the
members of the audience who could not afford seats and thus stood on the ground.
Though they are usually figures of merriment, in this scene the gravediggers assume a
In the churchyard, two gravediggers shovel out a grave for Ophelia. They argue whether
Ophelia should be buried in the churchyard, since her death looks like a suicide.
According to religious doctrine, suicides may not receive Christian burial. Th
dependence on the men in her life; after Poloniuss sudden death and Hamlets
subsequent exile, she finds herself abruptly without any of them. Ophelias lunatic
ravings reveal a great deal about the nature of her mind at this stage in her young life. She
Claudius agrees that Laertes deserves to be revenged upon Hamlet, and he is disposed to
encourage Laertes to kill Hamlet, since Hamlets erratic behavior has made him a threat
to Claudiuss reign. The devious king begins to think of a way for Laertes to ens
Hamlets murder of Polonius at the end of Act III is one of the most disturbing moments
in the play. If it was previously possible to consider Hamlet a hero or an idealized
version of a human being, it is no longer possible after he kills Polonius. His sen
death as well: muddied, / Thick and unwholesome in their thoughts and whispers / For
good Polonius death (IV.v.7779). He also mentions that Laertes has secretly sailed
back from France.
A loud noise echoes from somewhere in the castle. Claudius calls for
purposefully for so little gain. By comparison, Hamlet has a great deal to gain from
seeking his own bloody revenge on Claudius, and yet he still delays and fails to act
toward his purpose. Disgusted with himself for having failed to gain his revenge on
actually enacts this fantasy, Hamlet only betrays the unconscious desire to do so. Hamlet
is thus a quintessentially modern person, because he has repressed desires.
Though Gertrudes speech in this scene is largely limited to brief reactions to Hamlets
Hamlet has killed Polonius. Aghast, the king notes that had he been concealed behind the
arras, Hamlet would have killed him. Claudius wonders aloud how he will be able to
handle this public crisis without damaging his hold on Denmark. He tells Gertrude t
and Guildenstern, who betrayed him and catered to Claudius, but that he feels sorry for
having behaved with such hostility toward Laertes. In Laertes desire to avenge his
fathers death, he says, he sees the mirror image of his own desire, and he promises
Neither a borrower nor a lender be:
For loan oft loses both itself and friend;
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all,to thine own self be true;
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason,
Would have mournd longer,married with mine uncle,
My fathers brother; but no more like my father
Than I to Hercules: within a month;
Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears
Had left the flushing in her gal
August 10, 2010
Over the course of this semester, I have learned so much. Complete sentences
were a big problem for me in the beginning. Using fragment sentences are a thing of the
past now. After reading
November 4, 2010
Tobacco has been around for centuries, and man has found many ways to make
use it. Every year tobacco takes 5 million lives, with 1 in 5 deaths being tobacco related.
Current trends showin
November 30, 2010
Tobacco has been around for centuries, and humans have found many ways to
make use of it. Every year tobacco takes 5 million lives, with 1 in 5 deaths being tobacco
February 23, 2011
Sex, Love and Romance in the Media
It is important to gain the knowledge and skills to resist the power of mass media
portrayals that promote unrealistic expectations of sex, love, and romance. As
April 6, 2011
Marijuanas first law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. It was
a law ordering all farmers to grow Indian hempseed to form hemp for medicine,
incense, cloth, rope, fab
Marijuana, also known as Cannabis was very much legal at one time. In fact, it
was one of the largest agricultural crops in the world, including the United States.
Cannabis is a
Budgetary Implications of Marijuana Prohibition in the United States. Economics.org.
Marijuana Policy Project. Web. 4 April 2011.
Economics.com was used for fact
Television has become what defines our society today. Television strives to
instill in us to be thinner, richer and more successful. Is this the reason so many women
have eating disorders in
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their faculties infinite, their forms and movements fast and admirable, their actions
angelic, and their understanding godlike. But, to Hamlet, humankind is merely dust. This
motif, an expression of his obsession with the physicality of death, recurs thro
almost as rash and bloody as murdering a king and marrying his brother (III.iv.2628).
Disbelieving, the queen exclaims, As kill a king! and Hamlet replies that she heard him
Hamlet lifts the arras and discovers Poloniuss body: he ha
completely oversteps the bounds of Christian morality in trying to damn his opponents
soul as well as kill him. But apart from this ultraviolent posturing, Hamlet has once again
avoided the imperative to act by involving himself in a problem of knowledge.
when Claudius asks how he is, his response seems quite insane: Excellent, i faith; of the
chameleons dish: I eat the air, promise-crammed (III.ii.8486). Hamlet asks Polonius
about his history as an actor and torments Ophelia with a string of erotic puns.
In the aftermath of his fathers murder, Hamlet is obsessed with the idea of death, and
over the course of the play he considers death from a great many perspectives. He
ponders both the spiritual aftermath of death, embodied in the ghost, and the physical
them, because they believe they have something shocking to show him. In hushed tones,
the they discuss the apparition they have seen for the past two nights, and which they
now hope to show Horatio: the ghost of the recently deceased King Hamlet, which th