power in Hamlet

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  • Power
    • paternal/ patriarchal
      • Polonius - Laertes + Ophelia
        • spying
        • orders them
      • Gertrude - Hamlet
      • Old Hamlet - Hamlet
        • making him revenge
      • Norway - young fortinbras
      • thesis could be - that the young generation is trying to break free of the ways of the old
    • Greed for Power
      • claudius
      • Fortinbras
      • Hamlet
      • Polonius
    • emotional + weakness
      • suicide
      • melancholy
      • madness
      • gertrude
      • Claudius
      • Horatio
    • Lack/ victims of power
      • Ophelia
        • Polonius + Claudius
        • Laertes
      • Hamlet
      • horatio
      • gendered power
        • women manipulated by patriarchal society
        • ophelia
        • gertrude
        • Hecuba
        • Mrs Gonzago
    • gendered power
      • women manipulated by patriarchal society
      • ophelia
      • gertrude
      • Hecuba
      • Mrs Gonzago
    • Power of God
      • protected C. in chapel
      • priest persurised by political power
      • prevents suicide for fear of hell
      • fear of afterlife + inevitability of  death - fear of god
        • prevents suicide for fear of hell
    • Power of spectacle/ drama
      • to create emotion
      • to reveal guilt
      • to hold a mirror up to nature
      • to teach
      • metadrama - plays which self consciously consider their nature as plays
    • fear of physical force
      • illegal violence
      • military force
    • power of action
    • verbal power
      • power of words to mock influence make
      • power to make things happen

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