Flashcards in Hamlet Critics Deck (20)
' a lovely, pure and noble and most moral nature.... Sinks beneath a burden which it cannot bear and must not cast away'
Sees Hamlet as a son made melancholy by his mothers sexual depravity
Suggests Hamlet's problem is that he has an Oedipus complex. He cannot murder Claudius as he has committed the deed which he has wished to carry out
Identified 'the number of images and sickness and disease as a describe if the whole condition of Denmark morally'
Hamlets judgements are brooding upon evil and pathologically unbalanced
Religion - all duties seem holy for hamlet
Hamlets - the single characteristics of hamlets nature is strong contending forces not hesitation
Bradley - Religion
Hamlet is unable to carry out the scarred duty I prose by divine authority of punishing an evil man by death
Hamlet is rather an instrument than an agent
Hensley is obliged to act on spur of the moment
Claudius as he appears in the play isn't s criminal - he is a gentle King enmeshed by the chain of casually linking him with his crime
Hamlet is an element of evil in the state of Denmark
The play doesn't offer any conclusions about what is the right response to the questions it poses about human aggression
Revenge is not justice - it is an act of injustice on behalf of justice
Revenge is always in excess of justice
Revenge always exists on a margin between justice and crime
Wilson knight on Hamlets morality
Hamlet is in fact the poison in the veins of the community
The desire for vengeance is seen as part of a continuing pattern of human conduct
Polonius seems to love his children and he seems to have the welfare of the kingdom in mind. His means of actions are totally corrupt tho.