What event in the play Spurs this soliloquy?
Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Hamlet begins his soliloquy by lamenting the fact that everything seems to be accusing him (‘inform against me’) for not taking revenge on his uncle, Claudius, for having murdered Hamlet’s own father. Everything is spurring him on or encouraging him to take revenge.
Why does the queen finally agree to speak to Ophelia?
She’s gone insane over her father’s death. Why does the Queen agree to go see her? Horatio suggests that she should because Ophelia might lead those with evil intentions to dangerous conclusions. To kill Claudius because he thinks Claudius killed Polonius, his father.
What has happened to Ophelia and why?
Soon after, Hamlet mistakenly kills Polonius. The combination of her former lover’s cruelty and her father’s death sends Ophelia into a fit of grief. In Act Four she spirals into madness and dies under ambiguous circumstances. Ophelia’s tragedy lies in the way she loses her innocence through no fault of her own.
What is the relationship between the character of Laertes and traditional revenge Theater?
The relationship between the character of Laertes and revenge theater is that Laertes is the embodiment of revenge theater because he doesn’t hesitate to exact revenge on Hamlet for killing his father.
What claim does Girard develop in this essay?
What claim does Girard develop in this essay? Girard develops the claim that Shakespeare had two motives for writing Hamlet– to “talk” about revenge and “denounce the revenge theater.” 2. What is Girard’s explanation for why Hamlet fails to take revenge swiftly?
Why yet I live to say this thing to do?
that comes from thinking too much (thinking thoughts that are one part wisdom, three parts cowardice), I don’t know why I’m still alive to say “I have to do this deed” rather than having done it already. I have the motivation, the willpower, the ability, and the means to do it.
What is Girard’s tone toward Shakespeare and his play explain how his feelings are revealed through his language as well as his choice of details?
Girard’s tone towards Shakespeare and his play is that he is hopeful of the honesty and the symbolism behind Hamlet. He believes that there is a reason why the revenge story is so complex and even not believable. He defends some of the arguments thrown by many critics to the play.
What does Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 4 mean?
Hamlet’s soliloquy as he observes the Norwegian soldiers heading for Poland represents Hamlet’s turning point: “What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed? Hamlet finally realizes that his duty to revenge is so great that the end must justify the means.
What does Ophelia’s death represent?
Ophelia’s death symbolizes a life spent passively tolerating Hamlet’s manipulations and the restrictions imposed by those around her, while struggling to maintain the last shred of her dignity. Her apparent suicide denotes a desire to take control of her life for once.
Why is Hamlet jealous of Fortinbras?
Why is Hamlet jealous of Fortinbras? Hamlet compares himself to Fortinbras in Act IV, scene iv, as he commiserates over the fact that he has yet to act on his pledge to take revenge for his murdered father.
Why does Ophelia go crazy and how is this a foil to Hamlet?
Ophelia is a foil to Hamlet. The character of Ophelia is necessary so that the audience will give Hamlet a chance to get over his madness and follow his heart. Similarities are an important part of being a foil. One similarity that Hamlet and Ophelia share are that they both are children of controlling parents.
When sorrows come they come not in single spies but in battalions?
The quote “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions” was used by Claudius in Shakespeare play, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V. Claudius meant that, when bad incidents occur, they do not happen alone and many other bad happenings occur simultaneously to contribute to human tragedy.