Saturday, January 4, 2020

A. I could only feel sympathy for Hamlet throughout the...

A. I could only feel sympathy for Hamlet throughout the play. Despite Hamlets intelligence, his intricate plans, and his facade of madness, I saw Hamlet as a sometimes confused, indecisive, hurt young man who was betrayed by almost everyone around him. Hamlet was the gem of Denmark until his fathers death. After that, Hamlets psyche seemed to deteriorate, despite his claims of faking insanity. To me, Hamlets offensive remarks to Ophelia and Gertrude were cover-ups for how affected he was by King Hamlets death. Hamlet was a young man whose thoughts always trumped his desires. Hamlet was never a man of action because extensively questioning himself or questioning the world always stopped him. My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing†¦show more content†¦Hamlet finds his mother promiscuous in remarrying so soon after his fathers death, and in marrying King Hamlets brother. After his view on women is altered, Hamlets dialogue with Ophelia is usually sexual in nature, and offensive. However, this was just Hamlet taking out his frustration with Gertrude on Ophelia. Hamlet really loves Ophelia. At her burial, Hamlet expresses, I loved Ophelia, Forty thousand brother,/ Could not with all their quantity of love,/ Make up my sum. C. Almost every character in Hamlet spied, whether good or bad. Claudius was responsible for the most frequent, and most calculated spying. Claudius recruits Hamlets friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to spy on Hamlet. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were used to spy on Hamlet even when he was exiled to England. Roseancrantz and Guildenstern did not just spy, but they were aware of Claudius plans to have Hamlet executed. Their spying, however, led to their death. Polonius indirectly spies on Laertes while he is at school. Polonius also spies on Hamlet and Gertude while they are in her chamber. Polonius spying also leads to his death, unexpectedly. If Polonius did not spy behind the curtain, he would not have died so early (most likely when everyone else did at the end). Hamlet only spies on Claudius at the play to see his reaction to the murder reenactment. All of the spying suggests that Denmark was secretive when regarding things

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