Presentation on theme: "III.iii – III.iv. Claudius: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern take Hamlet away to England Hamlet = dangerous Rosencrantz: monologue about the effects."— Presentation transcript:
Claudius: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern take Hamlet away to England Hamlet = dangerous Rosencrantz: monologue about the effects of the fall of one who is majestic/grand Things fall with them
effects of the fall of one who is majestic/grand Things fall with them Sound familiar? Oedipus
Polonius hide behind curtain in Gertrude’s room Promises to come back and report what he finds to the King
Claudius: lists three things that he gained because of the murder: the crown ambition the queen Question: Can one be pardoned and still retain all of the benefits of the offense?
Hamlet decides not to kill Claudius at the end of the soliloquy wants Claudius to die when he’s ripe with sin Is Hamlet playing God? Hamlet wants to decide where Claudius will remain in the afterlife
Gertrude’s room: Hamlet kills Polonius and asks his mother to stop sleeping with his uncle Dramatic / violent incestuous relationship between the king and queen
Result? Queen SEEMS to be split btwn. Hamlet and Claudius “thou has cleft my heart in twain” (156)
Hamlet speaks with the ghost Gertrude cannot see it Is the ghost real? Is Hamlet mad, as the queen suggests?