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  • Hawke's Version Of Hamlet
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    Modern day directors use a variety of methods to hold ones interest. Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh's created versions of Hamlet that shared some similarities, but ultimately had many differences in respects to an audience's appeal. An appealing movie is one that has an alluring ambiance and an intellectual stimulus. With these two movie versions, a setting and a mood forced an audience to acquire specific emotions, but Ethan Hawke's version generated emotions more strongly and effectively. Als...
  • Hamlet's Virtue And Tragic Flaw
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    Formal Critical Analysis of a Passage from Hamlet Hamlet is probably the best known and most popular play of William Shakespeare, and it is natural for any person to question what makes Hamlet a great tragedy and why it receives such praises. The answer is in fact simple; it effectively arouses pity and fear in the audiences' mind. The audience feels pity when they see a noble character experiencing a regrettable downfall because of his innate tragic flaw, and they fear that the same thing might...
  • Branagh's Hamlet
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    Comparative Essay: Shaping Hamlet on the Silver Screen Two popular film renditions of Shakespeare's great tragedy Hamlet present us with two very different interpretations of the title role. In the first act of each we come to know Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, played by Mel Gibson, as authentic, believable, never exaggerated and not altogether puzzling; in stark contrast, Kenneth Branagh directs and plays a Hamlet who is fantastic, larger than life, intensely tortured, and enigmatic. Arguably Zef...
  • True Nature Of Hamlet's Feelings
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    Look at Hamlet's soliloquy and examine how it reveals to the audience what he feels and thinks The purpose of a soliloquy is to outline the thoughts and feelings of a certain character at a point in the play. It reveals the innermost beliefs of the character and offers an unbiased perspective as it is merely the character talking to the audience, albeit not directly, and not to any other characters who may cause the character to withhold their true opinions. Therefore, Hamlet's first soliloquy (...
  • Scenes Within The Play Of Hamlet
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    How does Shakespeare influence the audiences response to the character of Hamlet There are many scenes within the play of Hamlet, which can alter the audiences perception of the main character, Hamlet. So much of Hamlet is an attempt to deceive the audience; Hamlets madness, his antic disposition is a prime example. Others include Act Three Scene one, where Hamlet is incredibly, viciously rude toward Ophelia, his alleged lover. This impression of Hamlet depicts a ghastly picture, one of tribulat...
  • Second Soliloquy Hamlet Calls On The Audience
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    The soliloquies spoken by Hamlet were directed to the audience, rather than seeming like conversations with himself. In the first soliloquy, Hamlet talks about how aggravated at life he is and that if it weren t for God's laws he would commit suicide. He is not really morning his fathers death in this soliloquy but more his disgust for his mother for marring his uncle especially a few months after his father's death. He then goes on to explain he must remain silent. He is explaining to the audie...
  • Hamlet And The Aspects Of The Play
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    C.S. Lewis claimed that "the subject of Hamlet is death". Explore some of the ways in which death is presented in the play, showing how the theme would interest both Shakespeare's audiences and modern audiences. Throughout the centuries society's concerns and fascinations have changed in accordance with the events of the time. This has affected how audiences have viewed Hamlet and the aspects of the play that they have focused on and identified with have depended upon the preoccupations which ha...
  • Hamlet's Flaws
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    In William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the main character undergoes a great deal of anguish when he finds out that his uncle murdered his father. As a result, Hamlet than promises the ghost of his father that he will avenge him by murdering his uncle. This is where the audience is introduced into Hamlet's tragic flaws. Hamlet has three major flaws, which include his procrastination, his madness, and his lack of balance. These three flaws invoke different reactions from the audience. Hamlet's firs...

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