poetic justice when a character gets what he deserves
6 themes in Hamlet InsanityBetrayalKinsman-ship or Lack ofRevengeAppearance v RealityGender Roles
Examples of betrayal Gertrude, Claudius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
Examples of lack of/ Kinsmanship Claudius, Gertrude, Hamlet
Examples of Revenge Laertes, Fortinbras, Hamlet, King Hamlet
Examples of Gender Roles Ophelia held to higher standard than Hamlet
Examples of Appearance v Reality Claudius’s persona, Ophelia’s “madness” pregnancy, hamlet’s insanity, country deceived vs corrupted, hamlet lovesick for ophelia
Horatio’s role Hamlet’s confidant, tells the truth and carries out Hamlet’s last wish
proof for sanity says he will put on antic dispositionhis nonsensical babbling makes senserecognizes Rosen/Guild are playing himMarcellus, Bernardo, Horatio, Francisco see ghost kills Polonius because he thought it was Claudiusdemands evidence to believe ghosthis acting abilityswitched Claudius’s mandate to kill R&Gcomments during play to gertrude/ophelia for everyonechose not to kill Claudius while praying
characters that wanted revenge hamlet, laertes, fortinbras
characters that took action laertes, fortinbras
characters that lost father laertes, fortinbras, hamlet
characters of royalty hamlet, fortinbras
characters that were manipulated hamlet, laertes, fortinbras
ophelia’s death suicide, no PJ
polonius’s death by hamlet, PJ for eavesdropping
Laertes’s death by hamlet, PJ for poisoning and plotted w claudius
Hamlet’s death is caused by by laertes, PJ for killing numerous people
Gertrude’s death by poison wine, PJ for plotting w Claudius to kill king hamlet
King Hamlet’s death by claudius & gertrude, no PJ
Claudius’s death by hamlet, PJ for King Hamlet
R&G’s death by Claudius’s order, PJ for plotting against Claudius
Hamlet & Laertes Inaction v Action
King Hamlet & Claudius Good v Evil
Gertrude & Ophelia Guilt v Innocence
R&G & Horatio Disloyal v Loyalty
Hamlet & Fortinbras Action v Inaction

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