Hamlet

family structure All missing parents/ unhappy. Ophelia’s father, Polonius. Ophelia is romantically involved with H F is a foil to Hamlet. Fortinbras’ whole purpose in the play is to show the difference between the two characters. Hamlet hesitates. He over thinks things. Fortinbras acts first and thinks about it later. Hamlet’s father killed Fortinbras’s father.
know all about Ophelia and how she’s used in the play Laertes forbids O. to pursue H. O. climbed into willow tree, branch broke&dropped O. into brook she drowned. Obedient, respectful. verbally abused. goes crazy after P. death. always told what to do, no say for herself, suicide? L. leaves, H. abandons, P. killed. pulled along by men&expectations of society.
Hamlets flaw inability to act; avenge H.S. death. plans to act crazy.
Polonius downfall was metelsome, old fool, stupidity, noseyness led to death. C.right-hand man.even on his own children.sends Reynaldo,his servant, to spy on L.while at college. tells Reynaldo free to spread lies about L to help him discover the truth?
Hamlet mean by fishmonger Pimp; about P. accusing P. of using his daughter to curry favor with C. he doesn’t care about anyone,anything but him.
The play’s the thing; wherein I will.. plan and tie in with ghost; the play. wants to know if C killed HS. the story of Phyrrus, whose father Achilles was killed at Rome. will enact the murder the Ghost has described. crime reenacted in front of the assembled audience will make C act guilty. Ghost is real and not simply a devil
the body is with the king but the.. H.S. plot to kill C. This quote is spoken by Hamlet to Rosencrantz. It is a part of some legal doctrine. “The body is with the king” means that the king, in his own body, can enforce the king’s laws; “but the king is not with the body” means that you can’t stop obeying the king’s laws when the king is dead, because the king is not just a body, but a thing. Guildenstern, confused by what Hamlet says, asks him to explain deeper. The king, Claudius, is a thing of nothing. The king’s an idea but Claudius is worthless and means nothing to him so, he’ll end up just being a dead body and a dead body only.
deaths in order Old Fortinbras:Killed by HS Yorick?P:Stabbed through curtain by H. R&G: Paper switched death deed eng by H. O:accident/suicide. G:poisened cup wine. L:Stabbed by H.C: H stabbs him and makes him drink wine. H:Scratched by own sword. Lives: Horatio&F to keep things in line&pass story of H on.
flaw of Claudius too controlling. he loses power because cant control everything.
who spies on who Polonius and Claudius both spy on Hamlet and Ophelia. Horatio spies for Hamlet on Claudius. Rosencrantz&Guildenstern spies for Claudius and Gertrude. Claudius asks Rosencrantz&Guildenstern to spy on Hamlet. Hamlet spies on Claudius.
o Ophelia is Polonius’s daughter. She’s a young woman with whom Hamlet has been in love. Ophelia is a sweet and innocent young girl, who obeys her father and her brother, Laertes. Dependent on men to tell her how to behave, she gives in to Polonius’s schemes to spy on Hamlet. Even in her lapse into madness and death, she remains maidenly, singing songs about flowers and finally drowning in the river amid the flower garlands she had gathered. She has the potential to become a tragic heroine — to overcome the adversities inflicted upon her — but she instead crumbles into insanity, becoming merely tragic.Ophelia is used as bait in Hamlet. They get Ophelia to speak with Hamlet in a hallway so they can spy on them to see whether Hamlet really is mad for love of Ophelia. Claudius and Polonius have different motives for spying on Hamlet. After Hamlet attacks Ophelia, Claudius gives voice to one of the world’s great understatements: “Love? His affections do not that way tend.”

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