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    other characters. Therefore they serve to distinguish the original Hamlet from the specious character he plays within the play itself. Similarly in The Revenger’s Tragedy, Middleton attempts to separate Vindice from the role he adopts as the pander. However, the consequences of these revelations of truth are divergent. Whilst in The Revenger’s Tragedy, Vindice is able to disconnect genuine feeling from necessary action, and acts contrary to the emotions revealed in his asides, Hamlet’s soliloquies indicate

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    Hamlet Essay

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    ‘Critics often judge Gertrude as a weak, selfish and innocent woman, caught up in conflicts she does not fully understand.’ To what extent do you agree with this? The two female characters in Shakespeare’s tragedy seem to be drowned in the mist of the deceitful power-game played by the male characters, which contribute to the on-going tragic conventions of murder, revenge and betrayal so prevalent in this form of drama. The title of Hamlet’s metatheatrical play-within-a-play, 'the mouse-trap'

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    The Theme of Revenge in Hamlet In Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, the thoughts of revenge are introduced early in the play. At the end of the first act, Hamlet meets the ghost of his deceased father. He is brought to see him by Horatio and Marcellus, who saw the ghost "yesternight" (Shakespeare 1.2.190). During this exchange of words between the Ghost and Hamlet, the Ghost tells Hamlet, "[s]o art thou to revenge, when thou shalt hear." (Shakespeare 1.5.5). He is telling Hamlet to listen closely

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    Hamlet, they want revenge for the murder of a family member. Revenge tragedies were popular in Elizabethan England in the late 16th and early 17th century. Shakespeare was largely influenced in his tragedies by the writer Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca the Younger. Seneca was a Roman philosopher who lived in 4 BCE to 65 CE (Dudley). Seneca adapted many Roman tragedies into his own works, which became known as revenge tragedies, and he became the influence for many writers and playwrights.

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    Corruption in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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    Shakespeare's Hamlet. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2010. Print. Moriarity, Rob. "Shakespeare: Hamlet - Corruption Is an Incurable Disease." The London School of Journalism. London School of Journalism, Oct. 2001. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. New York: Washington Square, 1992. Print.

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    William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    William Shakespeare’s famously philosophical play Hamlet epitomizes the revenge tragedy; the play’s characters are forced to act vengefully only to result in a bloody, dismal ending. The most obvious instance of revenge in the play is that of Hamlet against Claudius whom corruptly becomes the king of Denmark after he murders Hamlet’s father. Spurred by the ghost of the deceased king, Hamlet sways between moods of adamancy and half-hearted uncertainty in his quest to repay his father’s life, a task

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    Constraints on Hamlet

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    fear. The Ghost, claiming to be the spirit of Old Hamlet, tells the story of his murder and commands Hamlet to kill the culprit, the newly crowned King. This would make an Elizabethan audience very wary of the ghost because they believed that a revenger's soul would be damned, and therefore, if Hamlet went through with the act of murdering Claudius, would endure suffering after death. However, the Elizabethan audience would also be aware of a similar story of murder and corruption surrounding King

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    History and Tragedy in Richard II An attempt to sort Shakespeare's plays into neat categories may appear to have its benefits when striving to understand his work, but even a superficial reading of Richard II indicates that this approach is largely futile and sometimes misleading. While it cannot be doubted that the play is of a historical nature, based on events recorded in Holinshed's Chronicles of 1577 and named after an actual king, a sense of true Shakespearean tragedy is also present

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    Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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    357-366. Folger Shakespeare Library in association with George Washington University. Web. 24 Jan. 2014. Joseph, Miriam. ‘ "Hamlet," a Christian Tragedy.’ Studies in Philology, Vol. 59, No. 2, Part 1 April, 1962, pp. 119-140. University of North Carolina Press. Web. 24 Jan. 2014. Mullaney, Steven. ‘Mourning and Misogyny: Hamlet, The Revenger's Tragedy, and the Final Progress of Elizabeth I, 1600-1607’ Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Summer, 1994), pp. 139-162. Folger Shakespeare Library

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    show the tragedy of a weak-willed man, called upon to commit an act for which he is not properly equipped. These critics believe that Hamlet is a tragedy of weakness and absence of will. I would disagree, however, that Hamlet displays an absence of will. On the contrary, Hamlet constantly dwells on the info... ... middle of paper ... ...results in his inaction. --------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] Belsey, Catherine. ‘The subject of tragedy’, London

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