Flashcards in Hamlet Critics Deck (7)
Hamlet is a play about "pitiful procrastination"
"[Ophelia] goes mad rather than gets mad"
"The madwoman is a heroine, a powerful figure who rebels against the family and the social order"
Hamlet cannot kill Claudius because he knows that his actions will change nothing in the eternal nature of things.
"Knowledge kills action, for action requires a state of being in which we are covered by a veil of illusion"
Hamlet lost his moral guidance when his father died. This provoked him towards the notion of murder and seeking revenge.