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Do Now: Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor) once said, “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” How does this quote apply to Hamlet? HW: Read to the end of Act 4.
Claudius seems all to happy to be able to send Hamlet away. However, what nefarious plan does he reveal? (nefarious: wicked or criminal) A King’s Plan
“The body is with the King, but the King is not with the body. The King is a thing – ” “A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a/ king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.” Hamlet’s Word Play
What about Hamlet’s encounter with Fortinbras’ troops inspires Hamlet’s soliloquy? Notice: In this long soliloquy about Hamlet’s resolve towards vengeful action, he concludes with a line focusing on his thoughts being bloody. Will Hamlet ever learn? “O, from this time forth / My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth.”
Telling line? - Right before Ophelia enters to speak to Gertrude, Getrude speaks of her “sick soul” and speaks of sin. To which sin is Gertrude referring? Unlike Hamlet, Ophelia’s breakdown is real. Her raving grief over her father is understandable. However, why are these sexual references in her songs? To what or whom may she be referring Ophelia’s Madness
“The rabble call him lord…” Although we aren’t told how Laertes has been able to acquire the support of the people, the fact that he comes back with their support suggests a lot about the stability of Denmark’s government. What statement is made about the state of Denmark? Laertes as Foil How has Laertes now presented himself as a foil for Hamlet? Do you think Laertes will get his final revenge on Hamlet? “Laertes shall be king…”
What are all the parallels that are now created in Act 4? Madness Revenge Sins Parallels