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That is the question” (57) Hamlet contemplates suicide and mess to be suffering Polonium Aphelia and Alerter’ father; Lord Chamberlain Smart “And pious action we do sugar o’er / The Devil himself” (4950) Polonium says that people act devoted to God to mask their bad deeds, which is philosophical. Aphelia the object of Hamlet’s affection Oblivious “Heavenly powers, restore him! ” (142) Aphelia truly believes Hamlet has gone mad, but if she had really loved him, she’d know him well enough to know he’s faking it.

Reassurance friend to Hamlet Observant “Niagara of question, but of our demands / Most free in his 112) He is observant of how Hamlet answered their questions, to what extent, and how open he was. Guilelessness Friend to Hamlet Assuming “But with much forcing of his disposition” (13) Guilelessness assumes that Hamlet had to force himself to be nice, without really knowing the truth 2. Translation and Meaning: Reassurance and Guilelessness report to the King that they have not found the cause Of Hamlet’s strange behavior. Polonium and Claudia go ahead with their plan t o eavesdrop on Hamlet’s conversation with Aphelia.

When Polonium makes a comment about hypocrisy, this troubles Claudia and prompts him to reveal his guilty conscience in an aside o the audience. Hamlet enters alone, thinking about loud once again about the human conduit ion. Then he catches sight of Aphelia praying. When Aphelia tries to return some love toke NSA Hamlet gave her earlier, Hamlet replies by insulting Aphelia and women in general. Claudia us is not convinced by what he has overheard that Hamlet is mad, but he claims that H amulet is dangerous. He announces his plan to send Hamlet on a mission to England.

P loonies still insists that Hamlets behavior is caused by loveliness, and suggests eaves dropping on a conversation between Hamlet and his mother. 3. Conflict a Man vs.. Man Claudia creates a plan to get Hamlet and Aphelia to talk while Polonium and Claudia spy on them (obtaining information about Hamlet and his “madness” that can be use d against him). Man vs.. Self (50 55) After hearing Polonium’ words about people putting on appearances, Claudia begins to feel burdened by Polonium’ words because he is only putting on the pretense of be inning good.

His beautiful words that he uses are ugly because the deed that he has done is ugh o Man vs.. Self( line 57) “To be, or not to be: that is the question. ” This line shows the inner conflict of Hamlet considering suicide because he is suffering. . Plot Development Claudia Loses His Patience: Hearing reports from Reassurance, Guilelessness and Polonium of Hamlet’s be heavier, Claudia thinks he should send Hamlet away. Polonium convinces him to involve eve Gertrude to see if she Can talk sense into her son. 5.

Themes Mortality: Hamlet debates the question of whether suicide is an effective solute ion to the pain he is experiencing: the difficulty is that we do not know what to expel CT in an afterlife. Appearance and reality: In the ‘nunnery scene’ Aphelia is bewildered by Ha mêlée’s contradictory assertions and his anger and mourns the ‘noble mind’ that has en ‘earthwork. ‘ 6. Literary Devices: Crucial Allusion in Hamlet: There is an allusion to the Trojan war, specifically t o the slaughter of King Prima (King of Troy) and Queen Hectare’s (Queen of Troy) re action to her husband’s slaughter.

This is a vehicle to make Claudia feel guilty and c attach his confession, as well as show Gertrude that she reacted wrongly intellectual level: the play within the play. Specifically the play that will be p reformed before King Claudia and Queen Gertrude in the royal court (palace) Allusion to Religion: Can you dream after death? We don’t know the answer a d as far as we know, there is no definite answer. Pun: Extralegal -b (Will, to William Shakespeare) “Will” is his name, but ‘will’ means confused in this line.

There is also an allusion to things that are happening in Shakespearean time (People traveling to the New World (North America’s)) Foreshadowing Polonium says that people act devoted to God to conceal their bad deeds foreshadows to Act Ill, Scene Ill where Claudia tries to free himself of his sins by confession to God. 7. Key Passages: (line 50) In an aside soliloquy to the audience, Claudia believes that if he puts on an CT that he’s innocent, he will convince himself.

This foreshadows what will ha pen in the play (because Claudia feels guilty, he is most likely guilty of old King Ham test’s murder) (line 5991) most important passage in the entire play: Hamlet’s soliloquy -b ‘t o be or not to be” His soliloquy shows the human condition (how we are all able to co neck in an experience where we all experience suffering). The imagery Of a human be inning wagering war against suffering. This soliloquy also includes an extended meta Poor “to sleep = to die”. Sleep is like a mini death, whereas death is a permanent sleep that no one wakes up from.

Heartache comes to an end in both situations. Shows that humanity and suffering goes hand in hand; it will happen in the interconnection vitrify humans. In this soliloquy, it is evident that Hamlet is suffering. Extralegal: Shakespeare is suffering. He wrote Hamlet’s soliloquy based o n his personal thoughts. After the death Of his only son, Hamlet, and his misfortunes sees, he is worn down intellectual: Hamlet has suffered from the loss of his father, a new father, and no Aphelia. (84 85) Skylines: Fear of Death makes us all cowards and makes us lose court GE (88)

Resolution: Hamlet is not going to commit suicide, thinking changes course like e a river. There is an allusion to religious thought that suicide is a sin ; (113114) Hamlet shows hate towards his mother, he thinks his mother used h err looks and beauty to attract Claudia ; (1 211 30) Key Passage: Hamlet to Aphelia Context: Hamlet is insulting women and believes that beauty can take away in innocence and honesty and he tells Aphelia that he once loved her. He tells Aphelia to b e a nun to stop bringing sinners. 8. Key Questions Why can’t Aphelia see that Hamlet is only pretending to be mad?

Wouldn’t SSH e know he’s faking it if she truly loved him? Why does Polonium keep insisting that Hamlet’s unrequited love is the cause o Hamlet’s madness? Why does he think that him sharing this information will mean that the King and himself will increase his social status? Hamlet appears to think about death and killing himself a lot. Will he commit suicide in the end of the play? 9. Important to Note: Polonium’ line about people acting devoted to God really spooked Claudia. Oaf term the play, along with this line, it seems like this might be the push for Claudia’ guild t to come free

Hamlet seems to be thinking a whole lot of death and suicide, which is a sign of true insanity. All this faking madness really seems to be taking a toll on Hamlet an d he could actually be going insane, for real. Hamlet Active Reading Notes: Act Ill, Scene II 1 . Characters Hamlet Perfectionist Hamlet gives the actors some last minute advice on how to make the play run smoothly and without a flaw Claudia Guilty Claudia’ guilt has finally been revealed when he walks out in the middle of the play, clearly indicating that he is too guilty to even watch the ending of the play Gertrude

Affectionate Gertrude starts to become affectionate towards her son, in line 99 she says, “Come, hither, my dear Hamlet, sit by me” Polonium Agrees to everything people with higher authority say Hamlet says that he sees a camel in the clouds, and Polonium agrees; Hamlet changes his mind and says that its a weasel and again, Polonium agrees. Hamlet says it looks like a whale, and Polonium agrees. Aphelia Edgy Aphelia starts to get edgy around Hamlet, especially in the line where she says: ‘You get better in your jokes and worse in your manners. (line 234) It appears that Aphelia is getting mad at Hamlet Horopito Humble Hamlet showers Horopito with compliments, but Horopito feels awkward but truly adores Hamlet Reassurance Tender There is a tender side to Reassurance, in line 310 he says “My Lord you once did love me”. Reassurance wants Hamlet to love him as he did before Guilelessness Agitated Guilelessness becomes frustrated with Hamlets behavior “My Lord, please stick to the subject at hand” (line 287288) 2. Translation and Meaning In this scene, Hamlet gives the actors some last minute advice on how to peer Oromo the play.

He then confides in Horopito, telling him of his plan to test Claudia’ guilt. Horopito promises to observe Claudia’ reaction to the play. When the King and Queen, Polonium, O aphelia, and the rest of the court enter, Hamlet again plays the madman. The performance of The Mousetrap begins with a “dumb show” or pantomime of the plot. Then the play itself gets underway. At the moment when the murder of the King in enacted, Claudia walks out, putt inning an end to the performance. Hamlet and Horopito are both convinced of Claudia’ guilt.

As the e scene ends, Reassurance and Guilelessness return to tell Hamlet that the King is angry. POI onions informs Hamlet that his mother wishes to speak to him. 3. Conflicts: Man vs.. Man Hamlet confronts Claudia with the murder of his father through h the play he’s presenting to the court, this intensifies the conflict between the two men . Man vs.. Self Claudia is struggling with his guilt and the play only intensifies it so much, that he walks out early. Man vs.. Self Hamlet has reasoning within his madness, and we see this when he confides in Horopito 4.

Plot Development ; The actors perform the old King’s murder Claudia stops the action just before the new king marries the old king’s wife. ; Claudia’ guilt Hamlet brags to Horopito that he has exposed Claudia as a murderer. Rosen rant and Guilelessness come to tell him that his mother is looking for him. Appearance vs.. Reality: The performance Of the Mousetrap play appears to re veal Classis’s guilt. 7. Literary Devices Personification: of blood and judgment in line 54. Blood passion, gummed NT = the ability to reason.

Horopito has a good balance of blood and judgment ; Metaphor and Allusion: of people who can balance their lives, and do not allow w Lady Luck, or Fortune, control. Personification: “purpose is slave to memory’ The player queen’s intentions AR e strong at first, but as time goes on, her intentions will weaken . Key passages Line 5085: Hamlet is the speaker and he reveals the relationship between Ha melt and Horopito. Hamlet says “Horopito, thou art a man. ” Hamlet compliments Horopito, who feels awkward. Horopito appears humble.

Shakespearean thought appear in lines 49 50 where he believes that people only compliment others when they want some hint from that person Line 54: We see the essence of Horopito, he makes the good and the bad not al term him as a human being he stays consistent. Nine 173176: Player Queen is a foil for Gertrude. Both queens are in the same situation where their husbands’ will die. Player Queen gets upset when the PI rarer King tells her to move on, however Gertrude happily and quickly moves on to Clad dies ; Line 170 player Queen says she might take on a second husband for economic support, not because she loves him.

If she kisses her second husband, I?s beck a use she killed the first. Hamlet believes that Gertrude might have had something t o do with his father’s murder. This scene in the mousetrap is used to get to Gertrude conscience Line 266 Gertrude?s reaction: She thinks the player Queen is overdoing the a citing, and says that she declares her emotions too much. This shows guilt in Gertrude e because she does not show any ounce of guilt. And at this point, the King is a anxious ; Line 380390 The play has just occurred and Claudia has showed his guilt who en he storms out angrily.

Hamlet is now content and ready to get revenge. 9. Key Questions Does Gertrude have something to do with Old King Hamlet’s death? Did she have an affair with Claudia before, that’s why she doesn’t feel guilty and moved on quickly? 10. Important to Note This could most likely be the climax of the play now. Personally, its all up to H amulet to get revenge on Claudia. He now knows that the ghost was telling the truth a d he needs to act quickly. Hamlet Active Reading Notes: Act Ill, Scene Ill Conflicted Claudia admits to us in a soliloquy that he is guilty but he is conflicted.

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