Speech on Hamlet Essay

873 Words Oct 16th, 2012 4 Pages
Is it the craftsmanship, the ideas or both that produces literature that has the power to endure over time and place?

• Craftsmanship and ideas both equally share the process of taking an established work in a place and having it continue over time as the same piece of literature. • However, it is the ideas that change over time and place, as new ideas are raised and consided • These new ideas of literature are discovered by the audience’s interpretation of the characters through the influences of the composer’s perspectives and language of the play.

• William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is an example of how ideas are raised over time, as the literature itself remains the same. • The unraveling plot of Hamlet depicts morality and
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• Hamlet emphasizes constantly through contemplation over time and how they must be abided by in order to ensure stability in the society in Denmark. • This is a reflection on the importance of ethics and morals, as it keeps people and society in natural order as a place.

• Hamlet is a character that is bounded by morality; he contemplates to an extent in which it cripples his ability to act quickly and decisively. • This idea, establishes the way he thinks too precisely and is overly cautious as a result of it. • His unraveling characterization implies that having high mental awareness of moral implications, overrides his swift action, and therefore highlighting a weakness within a man.

• Hamlet’s moral range and over analysis of almost every situation becomes his ultimate downfall as his characters ‘ideals is challenged over time within the place of his society. • ‘Thus, conscience does make cowards of us all” This soliloquy in Act 3, reinforces the ideas of Hamlet’s actions, yet are held back by his perception of good and bad. • The dramatic technique used, impacts the soliloquy, as it enabled Shakespeare to directly address the audience.

• With Hamlet's philosophical nature, he constantly questions the value of acting. He argues the legitimacy of acting without thought. • Hamlet must justify and rationalize every action in which he

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