Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Hamlet"

"Are the commentators on Hamlet really mad, or only pretending to be?"
-Oscar Wilde

More has been written on and about this play than any other piece of literature, and as Oscar Wilde observed, much of if verges on madness. So, read the play by yourself and for yourself, then develop your own thoughts and opinions about "Hamlet."

18 comments:

  1. So basically we are going to read the whole book by ourselves. My question now is what do we do after that? Like a presentation or an essay. Can you please tell us now to prepare ourselves while reading the book.

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  2. Is there a certain point you want us to read up to?

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  3. Looks like an interesting play! Can't wait to start to read it! When do we start and is there a certain point we have to read up to?

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  4. LOL sexy Suazo you just want to do more work! I think we should discuss chapters in class... an then compare it to other stories (i guess in the bible), or real life stories! :D

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  5. So that means that we have to read without asking for others opinions. Continuation to Alexis question ae you going to assign up to where we read? or is it up to us?

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  6. Even if this question has been asked, What we going to have to read it until a certain point? Are we reading it together in class or on our own? You kind of just handed us the books. I'm not sure what that's suppose to mean. May you please inform us what is expected from us regarding the book in class tomorrow?

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  7. Yes Jeanette - and you others - have no fear,
    instructions on reading "Hamlet" will be clear.

    I do suspect that thee do protest too much.
    You have been primed for this play with such
    Monologues, poetry and sonnets
    that Hamlet's travails to you will be a tonic!

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  8. What I dont get is how come Hamlet isn't king? Why did Claudius take over the throne if it was Hamlet's rightful place for it?

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  9. Mr.Bagley You read AMAZINGLY! Seriously i love the way you read because its easy to understand the book!

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  10. Tiffany has asked a very probing insightful question. Good for you Tiffany! What are your thoughts about the Danish royal auccession?

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  11. I have really no thoughts on anything

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  12. Let me rephrase the issue Tiffany raised: to whom should the crown pass upon the death of a king?

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  13. I believe Hamlet should of got his fathers crown not his uncle. I want to know why the queen just went and got remarried instead of just letting her son get what he rightly deserves. I love the part when Hamlet was talking about his mother and how she just married his uncle fast instead of just dwelling on the fathers death for a little while. I'm just really confused about the way the book is written. Trying to find ways to understand but its hard and also having trouble on the questions.

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  14. Since Hamlet is the son of the former king, King Hamlet, then he should have gotten the crown.

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  15. I think that everyone is in tittled to there own opion so no one is pretending to be anything.Hamlet is read by a large vairity of people whom are bound to have different thoughts. Such a popular play has to cause some type of contriburse amoung others.

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  16. in class when i said that the uncle seduced her i was right! i was able to make an assumption off the little bit that i had read. although i want to know why kill the father and not the son?

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  17. And the comments will keep on coming, during future generations, now i'm followingthe blog Mr. Balgley under the name of "kenny_l7"

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  18. Even though we read some in class, we have to read at home right?

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