Hamlet

Poison

Thesis Statement

The central idea of the motif poison was that it had an adverse affects on people lives within the kingdom of denmark with the people of nobility. The poison ultimatly showed the corruption, lies, and trickery to light to bring the truth to light and make the people at unease aware of whats going on to get their revenge.

"Claudius poured poison in his ear; the poison curdled his blood and rose to his skin, until his body was covered with a vile and loathsome crust."

This is basically the start of when poison starts to play a pivotal role in the story because it this is the start of how we see the story unfold in terms of family within the kingdom turning on each other to the point of king Claudius turning on his own brother. This is basically the start of when poison starts to play a pivotal role in the story because it this is the start of how we see the story unfold in terms of family within the kingdom turning on each other to the point of king Claudius turning on his own brother.

Sleeping within me orchid, my custom always of the afternoon, upon my secure hour thy uncle stole with juice of cursed hebona in a vial and in the porches of my ears did pour the leprous distillation that swift as quicksilver it courses through the natural gates of the body."

This quote is described by Hamlet's father as a ghost. He describing his death that his brother committed. It explains that Hamlet's uncle has poured a poison in his father's ear so that it will run through his whole body and eventually kill him.

"With Juice of cursed hebenon in a vial."

Claudius poured poison in his ear; the poison curdled his blood and rose to his skin, until his body was covered with a vile and loathsome crust. Act one scene five page. This is when poison starts to play a pivotal role in the story because it this is the start of how we see the story unfold in terms of family within the kingdom turning on each other to the point of king Claudius turning on his own brother.

"O, this the poison of deep grief; it springs all from her father's death."

Ophelia at this point is expressing her feeling about her father death and once again references poison as her grief, which further shows how poison is constantly referenced and is important when there are deaths throughout the play.

Literary criticism

Of all the main characters, says West, only Hamlet is able to rise above the mire of his corruption, yet even he does so only in his last moments on the polluted earth.

Article citation

Nardo, Don. Understanding Hamlet. San Deigo: Lucent books, 2001.

Literary elements discovered

aristotle' tragic hero
Imagery

Analysis of literary elements:

1.One of the literary elements that we discovered is aristotle's tragic hero because from the beginning of the play we clearly know that this is a tragedy and Hamlet being the main character only heightens this because of the role the poison has played in changing the mind state of Hamlet and affecting others around him.

2.Imagery is also shown because with the specific quotes and text we read through there was various assortments of images that were depicted in the readers mind in terms of how the death of Claudius was carried out and the overall affect of the motif of poison.

Conclusion

The thing that the play teachs about humanity is that even within our own family people can turn against you and basically be on the same level as a complete stranger. It also shows that an invidual within humanity really can not trust anyone and if someone wishes to conceal a lie it can be done, but after a period of time it will reveal its self and eventually lead to something detremental and harsh