Hamlet Critical Viewpoints (AO5)

"Ophelia is deprived of thought, sexuality and language"
Elaine Showalter
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Who said: "Plot is the soul of tragedy"
Aristotle
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Who said: "all duties seem holy for Hamlet"
Van Goethe
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Who commented on Claudius' ability as a good King: "Claudius is a good and gentle king, enmeshed by the chain of causality linking him with his crime"
Wilson Knight
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Who said that "Hamlet is the Mona Lisa of literature"
T.S Elliot
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Who said that "Gertrude is caught between two mighty opposites'"
Rebecca Smith
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Who said: "Hamlet is obliged to act on the spur of the moment"
Coleridge
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Who said that Gertrude's main intention is to please men
Rebecca Smith
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Who said that Hamlet's violence towards his mother is merely the effect of his desire for her
Jacqueline Rose
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Comedy can be seen as "the grounds from which tragedy develops"
Susan Synder
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Hamlet is a man incapable of acting because he thinks too much
Coleridge
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Hamlet is a merge of the tragic hero and the clown figure
Gabriel Josipovici
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Who commented on Claudius' ability as a good King: "Claudius is a good and gentle king, enmeshed by the chain of causality linking him with his crime"

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Who said that "Hamlet is the Mona Lisa of literature"

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