HAMLET

HAMLET
BACKGROUND
Shakespeare's Time
Shakespeare's Sources
Religious Views
STRUCTURE
Tragedy
SYNOPSIS
Play-at-a-Glance
Act One
Act Two
Act Three
Act Four
Act Five
THEMES
Appearance and Reality
Reason and Passion
Things Rank in Nature
Revenge
Madness
Spying
DRAMATIC DEVICES
Play-within-a-Play
Foil
CHARACTERS
Hamlet
King Hamlet
The Ghost
Gertrude
Claudius
Ophelia
Polonius
Laertes
Horatio
Fortinbras
Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern
HAMLET'S CHANGINGSTATES-OF-MIND
HAMLET'S SOLILOQUIESAND OTHER SPEECHES
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