Hamlet - AO2 - Writer's Craft

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  • Created on: 23-05-18 17:58
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'Hamlet' begins in 'media res' - 'opens in the middle of action.' Shakespeare uses this to get to the focal point of the action, uncovering of the murder and Hamlet's revenge, and avoid extensive exposition.
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Internal conflict
Hamlet's internal conflict is presented through his many soliloquies, documenting his gradual change in emotions and his plans to act out his revenge. Shakespeare often used soliloquies in his plays, giving them prominence in the Elizabethan era.
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Internal conflict 2
Also beings the audience into the action of the play, being personally addressed. As well as creating dramatic irony.
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Use of human emotions and actions
Shakespeare creates real people in his characters, the audience is able to sympathise with Hamlet as they see Hamlet's tragic fall before their eyes, also allows people to identify with characters and their flaws, as well as teaching us about ourselv
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Metaphors
many metaphors used, especially in soliloquies, to explore themes of death and decay.
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Similes
Used to express emotional turmoil and frustration - "like Niobe" and "these words, like daggers."
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Symbolism
Ophelia's flowers - reinforce the character traits.
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Hamlet's internal conflict is presented through his many soliloquies, documenting his gradual change in emotions and his plans to act out his revenge. Shakespeare often used soliloquies in his plays, giving them prominence in the Elizabethan era.

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