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Hamlet

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  1. Hamlet William Shakespeare

  2. Form of Shakespeare’s Plays • 5 Acts • Act One –Exposition • Act Two – Rising Action • Act Three – Turning Point • comedy or tragedy • Act Four – Falling Action • Act Five – Climax and Denouement

  3. Hamlet • Aristotle’s View of Tragedy • What is tragic? • Pleasure of Pity and Fear • Catharsis • Hero • Hubris • Hamartia • Anagnorisis • Revenge Tragedy

  4. Thematic Topics • Appearances vs. Reality • Class Differences/Social Status • Gender Issues • Revenge • Free Will vs. Destiny • Evil Destroys Itself

  5. Motifs • Infection • Filial Obligation • Spying • Betrayal

  6. Characterization • Balance of Head (intellect), Heart (emotion), and Body (action) • Out of Balance characters - Basis of all conflict in play

  7. Spoken to audience (voice over) 9 total Hamlet Bemoans state in life Dwells on past Action Plan Claudius Soliloquies