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Wolfgang Clemen Hamlet Analysis

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Clemen, Wolfgang H. "Hamlet." Shakespearean Criticism, edited by Laurie Lanzen Harris, vol. 1, Gale, 1984. Shakespearean Criticism Online, go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.sccsc.edu.
This source describes the imagery used in Hamlet. Clemen analyzes the patterns of imagery which unify the play. He notes that the language of the prince creates certain images. When Hamlet begins to speak, the images come to him without the slightest effort. Clemen describes the images as immediate and spontaneous visions. Hamlet’s imagery shows the viewer that whenever Hamlet thinks and speaks, he symbolizes thought. His images are not beautiful and soft but they always hit their mark. Hamlet also needs images for his “antic disposition.” The other characters continue
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Brooks stripped away everything he found unnecessary to the play, so that our attention was mainly focused on deeper issues. Brook sharpens our awareness of words by removing all distractions. He made the production set very simple so that the viewers can focus on the play. Visual images were created by only a few props. Adrian Lester played a more modern and brilliant Hamlet. Brooks moved Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” speech to after his father’s death. This caused the speech to more emotional. Laertes’ character appeared late in the play. This caused the audience to not have an emotional connection to him. This article was written by Tassi Marguerite, who has been a professor at the University of Nebraska- Kearney since 1997. Prior to that, she taught at Middleburg College as a professor in Dramatic Literature. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her M.A. from the University of Virginia. With her expertise in this field, this makes her a reliable author to write about the tragedy of Hamlet. This source supports my topic on despair. Hamlet ended in tragedy and that caused a lot of despair. I will use this source to explain the despair that Ophelia was faced with in the
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