Hamlet Journal

Mrs. Spradlin

Literary Genre

Revenge Tragedy

Plot Points

  • A secret murder
  • a ghostly visitation
  • a descent into either real or feigned madness
  • an eruption of general violence at the end

Ghosts in Shakespeare's Plays

The vision or purely subjective ghost
  • Seen by mentally ill

The authentic ghost who has died without the opportunity of repentance or vengeance

  • influenced by Catholicism

The false ghost which is capable of many types of manifestations

  • possibly the devil

Major Themes

1. Revenge

2. Mortality

3. Corruption

4. Madness

5. Doubt


Plot - Exposition

Important Quotes

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