Dialectical Journal For Hamlet Act 1

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Act 1, Scene 1: “Let us impart what we have seen tonight Unto young Hamlet, for, upon my life, This spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him” (Crowther 16). I think this quote really sets up things for the next act, and the rest of the play. The ghost would not talk to them, so they decided to tell Hamlet about the ghost because they felt it would talk to him. This sets up Hamlet to discover the ghost who is his late father, and learn about his murder. Act 1, Scene 2: “Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief, That can denote me truly” (Crowther 24). This quote, and the lines before, show that Hamlet is still in mourning for his father. I think this shows a little bit of Hamlet’s personality, because it makes me think Hamlet loved…show more content…
I feel like this quote is important to the plays plot because it shows that Hamlet is very controlled in what he is allowed to do, and I feel like people who are more controlled tend to rebel. This is part of his character motivation, because later in the play he rebels against everything he knows. The recurring theme in this play is revenge, and this quote sets him up perfectly for wanting revenge - his will is almost like the ghosts because it asks him to seek revenge and that’s what he does. Act 1, Scene 4: “My fate cries…show more content…
This is a very rude statement to his mother as he does not know if she was even involved in his father’s murder. Yes she was involved with his brother, but he still said something very hurtful. I think this kind of shows that Hamlet is becoming a little crazy (truthfully now). He murdered someone and didn’t even really react when it turned out not to be the king. He actually told Polonius that he deserved it. This first murder leads to the rest of the play because Hamlet gets in trouble and the king wants revenge, which is also the theme of the play. I feel like now he killed Polonius, it makes him even more hungry for revenge which will add to his motivation to kill

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