Hamlet A05 - Critics

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Hamlet - Madness
Mack - "Madness comes with it the freedom to speak the truth." Joseph - "Spirits and ghosts are seen by men with good courage, perfectly in their wits."
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Hamlet - Hazlitt
Hazlitt - "a great moraliser." "prince of philosophical speculation." "he analyses his thoughts and actions in a way we cannot help but identify with." "tries to reason himself out of it." "because he cannot have his revenge perfect, he declines it..
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Hamlet - others
Bradley - "a moral repulsion to the deed." Kerrigan - "his words to Horatio are consistent with a degree of suffering."
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Hamlet - females
Showwalter - "disgust at the feminine passivity in himself is translated into violent revulsion against women."
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Setting / Play
Stoll - "A revenge play." Bradley - "essentially a play of calamity and suffering." Edwards - "the attempt to rid Denmark of it's villain King has left the country in a worse state."
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Moral revenge
Belsey - "Revenge exists on a margin between justice and crime."
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Ophelia
Bradley - "her whole character is that of unselfish affection." Smith - "Obedient and chaste and is able to use her as a bait for spying." Showalter - "Ophelia is deprived of thought, sexuality and language."
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Women in Shakespeare
Bamber - "Women do not change in Shakespearean tragedies; they do not respond to the events in the play."
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Laertes
MacDonald - "To make up one's mind all at once, is a weakness not a strength."
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Laertes
Magnus - "Laertes is an instrument of a King skilled in using people."
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Laertes
Moberly - "This shows he man of action."
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Inaction vs action
Alexander - "other charatcers in the play do not hesitate to act because they are sure of their own values and beliefs."
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Gertrude - loyalties
Kliman - "'But not by him' denotes her forthright protection of Claudius."
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Gertrude - mother
Schuckling - "true maternal feeling for her son."
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Gertrude - stained
Traub - "Gertrude's adultery turns all women into prostitutes."
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Gertrude - Ophelia
Dusinberne - "Gertrude is made to feel morally judged by Ophelia's innocence."
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Claudius
Granville-Barker - "we have in Claudius the making of a central figure of a tragedy. " Wilson - "caressing him with his name, four times in nine lines."
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Ghost
Kay - "the ghost never encourages forgiveness, only revenge and murder." Kerrigan - "the ghost personifies the past." "comfort found in the past only makes the present more desolate."
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Hamlet - Hazlitt

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Hazlitt - "a great moraliser." "prince of philosophical speculation." "he analyses his thoughts and actions in a way we cannot help but identify with." "tries to reason himself out of it." "because he cannot have his revenge perfect, he declines it..

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Hamlet - others

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Hamlet - females

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