Hamlet Critics

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Goethe: Burdens of Hamlet
'Most moral nature... sinks beneath a burden which it cannot bear'
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Spurgeon: Morality of Denmark
'images of sickness and disease...as descriptive of the unwholesome condition of Denmark morally'
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Von Goethe: Religion
'All duties seem holy for Hamlet'
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Knight: Claudius as a criminal
'Claudius, as he appears in the play, is not a criminal... enmeshed by the chain of causality linking him with his crime'
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Belsey: Justice
'Revenge is always in excess of justice'
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Smith: Polonius and Ophelia's relationship
'Trained his daughter to be obedient and chaste'
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Showalter: Ophelia's character
'Deprived of thought, sexuality and language...she represents the strong emotions Elizabethans thought womanish'
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Dollimore: Corruption
'Articulates a crisis in the decay of a traditional social order in England'
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'images of sickness and disease...as descriptive of the unwholesome condition of Denmark morally'

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Spurgeon: Morality of Denmark

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'All duties seem holy for Hamlet'

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Card 4

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'Claudius, as he appears in the play, is not a criminal... enmeshed by the chain of causality linking him with his crime'

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'Revenge is always in excess of justice'

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