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Ms Taube - Hamlet Lens Project: Ms Taube - Hamlet Lens Project

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the library staff at:

text/SMS: (508) 443-6561

email: nshslibrary@newton.k12.ma.us

Ms Dimmick, Ms Downey or Ms Schoen will get back to you as soon as possible.

Assignment

The Topics:

  1. What is the cause of Ophelia's madness and demise? (Feminist, Psychoanalytic)
  2. What is and what is the cause of Hamlet's internal conflict? (Psychanalytic/Historical)
  3. Can politics be honest? (Historical/Social Justice)
  4. How does Hamlet's conception of what an ideal family looks like affect his relationship with his mother? (Psychoanalytic/Structuralist)
  5. What is significant about and of what value is Shakespeare's portrayal of women? (Psychoanalytic/Historical)
  6. How does the play's presentation of death, rot, the impermanence of life, and the life cycle affect Hamlet's understanding of his role and obligations in life? (Religious [Ecclesiastes (All is Vanity)]/Existentialist)
  7. How do Hamlet's soliloquies reflect his grappling with the uncertainty of his moral freedom? (Existential (Satre))

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