Act 4 Scene 1
1. "Your" son, not my or our
2. "O Gertrude, come away"
Is not good enough for Gertrude anymore after Hamlet's
warning to her
She shows her true loyalties, which are to her son
3. O Heavy deed!
More concerned with himself than Polonius
Act 3 Scene 1
1. "He does confess he feels himself distracted, but from what cause 'a
will by no means speak
R&G tries to stay on good terms, much like Ophelia in not
admitting outright one way or the other or like Claudius in his
Act 2 Scene 1
1. Polonius pauses in his instructions, thinking of new ways to keep
Laertes from 'getting into trouble'
2. "By indirections find directions out"
Polonius reveals his paranoid, meticulous, and manipulative
Wishes to influence all
Act 1 Scene 1
1. Begins with a question
Overall theme setting for the play
2. Explanation of Hamlet and Fortinbras' past battle and reason for war
Motif of revenge
3. The purpose of the ghost
Refusal to speak to anyone but H
Act 3 Scene 3
1. "I like him not"
The king's true nature cannot be held back anymore
Simple straight forward words instead of his usual manipulative
Manner of speaking shows that Hamlet has gotten to Claudius
2. Claudius constantly
Thesis: Through her varied use of narrative perspective, Clarice Lispector states that it is ones
individual perception of an event, not reality, which ultimately dictates their actions.
Lispector switches between perspective
Relationship between father and son
Family honour; difference between women and men in honouring
4. Influence of Gertrude upon Hamlet
5. Madness vs sanity; real or fake on Hamlet's part?
6. Incestuous relationships
Act 5 Scene 1
1. Comedic despite grotesque atmosphere
2. Tension is broken
3. Rich class= Christian burial despite the nature of how she died
4. Hamlet vs Gravedigger: intellect despite class
5. Yorick's skull
Equality in death, despite merit in life
Basic Information: Hamlet
Author: William Shakespeare
Written around 1600
Considered the most famous of his works
1. Iambic Pentameter
Iamb: a combo of stressed and unstressed syllable
Unstressed-stressed x 5
Thesis: Albert Camus conveys that while Meursault is physically free before being imprisoned,
he becomes free spiritually through adapting to the different environment and mindset of prison.
Camus style of wri