Main Themes Within Hamlet

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Action and Inaction
Hamlet is planning on getting revenge on Clauidus but cannot bring himself to take revenge, Claudius's plan backfires, Gertrude marries her husband's killer and dies for it. Overall, action or inaction= Death
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Appearance vs Reality
Every character is trying to figure out what the other character thinks, as opposed to what they are pretending to think= Use of deception and plotting
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Women
Completely dependent on men. Seen as powerless= gertrude marrying to keep her status and Ophelia not being able to take revenge on Hamlet, waiting on Laertes to return to take revenge
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Religion, Honour and Revenge
Defined by how to act and behave. Cladius and Hamlet, Polonius and Laertes. Religion=aristocratic code. Hamlet suggests that the reasons for revenge become muddy, and the idea of justice confused.
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Poison, Corruption and Death
Claudius= Fear of rebellion(first scene, Soldiers). It is as if the posion placed in old Hamlet's ear has spread through Denmark itself
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Card 2

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Every character is trying to figure out what the other character thinks, as opposed to what they are pretending to think= Use of deception and plotting

Back

Appearance vs Reality

Card 3

Front

Completely dependent on men. Seen as powerless= gertrude marrying to keep her status and Ophelia not being able to take revenge on Hamlet, waiting on Laertes to return to take revenge

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Defined by how to act and behave. Cladius and Hamlet, Polonius and Laertes. Religion=aristocratic code. Hamlet suggests that the reasons for revenge become muddy, and the idea of justice confused.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Claudius= Fear of rebellion(first scene, Soldiers). It is as if the posion placed in old Hamlet's ear has spread through Denmark itself

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

Comments

anonymouslol

useful if you want brief notes, not a lot of detail in them, lots of spelling mistakes. Claudius*** 

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