Hamlet Journal - Intro & Act 1
- A secret Murder
- A ghostly Visitation
- A decent into either real or feigned madness
- An eruption of general violence at the end
Ghosts in Shakespeare's Plays
- Seen by mentally ill
The authentic ghost who has died without the opportunity or repentance or vengeance
- Influenced by Catholicism
- The ghost's name was King Hamlet.
- He told him that Claudius was the one who poisoned him.
- Hamlet Swore that he would get revenge.
- He made the two guys that were with him swear that they wouldn't speak of what had happened.
- Then after Claudius killed King Hamlet his wife then married him.
- But King Hamlet said that he didn't want anything to happen to her, he just wanted revenge on Claudius.
Plot- Falling Action
- "TIll then sit still, my soul: foul deeds will rise, though all the earth o'erwhlem them, to men's eyes." - Hamlet
He is saying that things will get bad enough to where it won't matter anymore. He is telling this to him self because he was thinking about taking his life.
- "Frailty, thy name is woman" - Hamlet
He is saying that all women are frail, that it is the same thing.
- "How say you by that? Still harping on my daughter. Yet he knew me not at first; he said I was a fish monger. He is far gone. And truly, in my youth, I suffered much extremity of love, very near this."
Polonius - When he was looking at the audience. He didn't recognize them, he called him a fishmonger, he suffered unrecognized as a child too. Or he is focused on love.
- "Why, then, tis none to you. for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. To me, it is a prison."
Hamlet- When he ripped down the camera , he feels like a prisoner in his own home.
- "What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving,how express and admirable! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a God! The beauty of the world! The Paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"
Hamlet- What is the point of humanity its just a collection of matter.