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"Hamlet" Essay Questions
How much of the interest of "Hamlet" lies in the conflict between Hamlet and
Claudius? Discuss with comparative reference to "The Revenger's Tragedy"
What does Hamlet's humour contribute to the interest of the play? Discuss with
comparative reference to "The Revenger's Tragedy"
"Hamlet is extraordinarily rich in varied incident yet none of it is irrelevant to the main
purpose of the play". Discuss with comparative reference to "The Revenger's
Tragedy".
"Hamlet's mental suffering is the key to the entire play". Discuss this view of the play
with comparative reference to "The Revenger's Tragedy".
Is Hamlet really mad or is he feigning? Discuss this, showing how your argument has
been illuminated by your reading of "The Revenger's Tragedy".
"One may smile and smile and be a villain". How far do these words seem applicable
to Claudius? Show how your argument has been illuminated by your reading of "The
Revenger's Tragedy".
What does the character of Ophelia (or Polonius or Gertrude or Horatio) contribute to
the dramatic interest of the play. Show how your argument has been illuminated by
your reading of "The Revenger's Tragedy".
"The core of the play is the conflict between good and evil". Discuss this view of
"Hamlet" with comparative reference to "The Revenger's Tragedy"
"Three young men in search of revenge". Explore this view of "Hamlet" with
comparative reference to "The Revenger's Tragedy"
"Elsinore is full of actors". How important is this idea to our appreciation of the play.
Show how your view has been illuminated by your reading of "The Revenger's
Tragedy"
"There is no mystery in Hamlet. It is the story of a noble prince who finds it
understandibly hard to take revenge on a shrewd and powerful king". Discuss this
view of the play with comparative reference to "The Revenger's Tragedy".
Examine the protagonist's relationship with his mother in Hamlet showing how your
argument has been illuminated by your reading of "The Revenger's Tragedy".
"The tragedy of Hamlet is not that of one noble individual evil spreads from soul to
soul as a contagion until all are destroyed". Discuss this view of the play with
comparative reference to "The Revenger's Tragedy".
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark and the older generation is entirely
responsible". Discuss this view of Hamlet with comparative reference to "The
Revenger's Tragedy".

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In "Hamlet" Shakespeare focuses more on tragedy than on revenge." Discuss this
view of "Hamlet" with comparative reference to "The Revenger's Tragedy".
Examine the ways in which Shakespeare makes use of deception and acting in
"Hamlet". Show how far your response to "Hamlet" has been illuminated by your
reading of "The Revenger's Tragedy"
Discuss how Shakespeare presents ideas about corruption in "Hamlet", showing how
your understanding is helped by your reading of "The Revenger's Tragedy".…read more

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