ACT 3 SCENE 1 HAMLET

what does claudius admit to himself and the readers about his crime? he admits that he feels guilty and burdened by the way his own actions and words have masked his crime.
List the personal grievances Hamlet expresses in his “To be or not to be” solilquy and explains what specific events in Hamlet’s life they refer to. whips and scorns of time = the upheaval of one social order and another beginningthe oppressor’s wrong= claudius not letting hamlet go to wittenberg, spying on him etc.the proud man’s contumely= polonius condescension of hamlet and hamlets treatment of opheliathe pangs of disprized love= ophelia breaking up with him
what metaphor does hamlet use in his to be or not to be speech to express his developing understanding of death? how does he further develop this metaphor ? he comapres death to sleep. compares the afterlife to bad dreams during the sleep of death.
what information does ophelia provide about hamlet’s character before the beginning of the play? ophelia compares the now crazy hamlet with the bright, funny, gentle man he was before. describes him as having been a promising renaissance prince.
explain the ambiguity of the nunnery scene. Hamlet might be accusing Ophelia (and, by extension, all women) of being a prostitute
what is the main thrust of hamlet’s diatribe against ophelia? hamlet accuses ophelia (including all women especially his mother) of being a temptress and seductress. in adam and eve, the women is the origin of evil in the world, having tempted men into sinning.

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