Hamlet Themes/ Topics in Act 1 - 2 (Disordered society, disturbed…
Hamlet Themes/ Topics in Act 1 - 2
Appearance vs. Reality/ Distinctions between illusions and reality
Anyone even the devil can appear sweet by their actions, Ophelia can portray herself as sweet by holding the book, and walking lonely.
act 3 scene 1 line 44-49
Claudius uses the symbol of a mask to help further exemplify the theme of appearance vs. reality
"I have heard of your paintings too, well enough. God hath given you one face and you make yourselves another."
Ophelia interrupts hamlets soliloquy and confronts Hamlet about the notes he gave her. Hamlet hides the true fact that he did
Disordered society, disturbed individuals
Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern
Political Matters - Family Matters
Polonius is overlooking Ophelia and Laertes
Ophelia and Hamlet
Ophelia is forbidden from seeing Hamlet due to politics, social structures
Spying and Surveillance
Ophelia, Polonius and Laertes
Hamlet and Ophelia
Hamlet denies the fact that he gave letters to Ophelia
Hamlet is criticizing Ophelia about the makeup and putting a different face on then what god gave her
Hamlet and Gertrude
The "play's" the thing
Play on Words
Play within a play
Playing of emotions
Playing of roles
Hamlet and Cladius
Hamlet is surveilling Claudius during the play to see any signs of guilt that Claudius might show to prove Claudius killed Hamlets father
"The plays the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."
Claudius and Polonius
Claudius and Polonius hid on Hamlet to see how he interacts and behaviour with Ophelia
"I hear him coming. Quick, let's hide, my lord."