Hamlet and King Lear Notes
Hamlet and King Lear Notes ENG 412
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Date Created: 11/13/15
1 Roll 2 Quizzes Returned 3 HamletGertrude 4 44 5 45 6 Handout 7 Providenceodds 8 Ending 9 Quiz 1011 1112 12 Diagram 0 Hamlet kills Polonius out of impulse The impulse is so strong because he wants to kills Claudius and this has built up inside him ACT 33 0 Hamlet assumes the adultery happened after his father s death but it could ve been happening beforehand The ghost does not want Gertrude to repent he wants her to go to hell for What she did ACT 34 The plan of interrogating the ghost has failed Hamlet must come up with a new way to find the truth ACT 44 Fortinbras and Hamlet almost met this is symbolic At this point Hamlet judges what Fortinbras is doing as foolish The land is worthless Line 31 At the beginning of the play Hamlets honor was not 1 but it was his Christian humanism At this point in the play he adopted his father s sense of honor and lost his fear of death Although honor was not 1 he had not lost his Christian humanism He does not fear death but he does fear going to hell He has not lost his mind From 44 on Hamlet is not testing the Ghost but rather Providence At the beginning of the play Hamlet would not have been able to have Rosenblatt and Guilderoy killed but his sense of honor ipped and he was able to because they were traitors to his father and himself If he is killed in any of the times he tests Providence by putting himself in harm s way then Providence does not want him to kill Claudius If he escapes these near death experiences it must be Providences will Everything that happened to Hamlet could have been Providence but it could have also been odds King Lear Notes ACT 11 King Lear asks a highly inappropriate public expressing of love He only sends away the two suitors of Cordelia but asks this in front of the other sisters husbands If Cordelia had expressed her love and gave the best speech Lear would have lived with her and sent the suitors away Cordelia wants to get married Leer has a volcanic temper He banishes Kent and his favorite daughter Women and servants are only there to please him Old men do the same things over and over If he did this to them in public he also did this to them in private Incest
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