Essays and Research Papers on Hamlet

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A 5 page paper which examines how men and women are depicted and considers who wields the true power, as represented theatrically and cinematically. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page paper which compares and contrasts these two plays in terms of their representation of the moody protagonists featured in each, the relationships between fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, as well as the themes of power, justice, and the Prodigal Son. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 7 page essay argues that Hamlet had to be under the sway of intense emotion in order to overcome his innate morality and engaged in acts of violence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

In six pages an analysis of six important passages of William Shakespeare’s plays – Julius Caesar (Act II, Scene i), Merchant of Venice (Act III, Scene ii), The Tempest (Act IV, Scene i), Richard III (Act I, Scene ii), As You Like It (Act II, Scene vii), and Hamlet (Act V, Scene ii) – is ...

This 10 page paper examines the role of women in Virginia Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse" and Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," and argues that in each work women are portrayed in both traditional and non-traditional gender roles. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page research paper/essay that examines Shakespeare's use of humor with two minor characters in Act V of Hamlet. The writer argues that examination of Act V, Scene 1 demonstrates how Shakespeare utilizes humor through these minor characters to enhance his characterization of Hamlet, as well as make comments regarding the action that would ...

This 12 page paper provides some distinct answers to 12 questions about the nature of acting, including assessments of the variations between Mel Gibson and Kenneth Branaugh's interpretations of Hamlet and Paul Robeson's history of American acting. This paper outlines some major points to be used in response to the questions provided.

A 5 page paper which examines the characterization of Ophelia as an amoral girl who affirms Prince Hamlet's mistrust of all women in William Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, specifically concentrating on Act II, Scene ii and Act III, Scene i.

A 5 page paper which examines the characterization of Ophelia as the innocent victim who has become a pawn in games of madness and revenge in William Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, specifically concentrating on Act II, Scene ii and Act III, Scene i.

A 4 page paper discussing the delay factors in Hamlet's revenge. The writer examines reasons why Hamlet took so long to exact the revenge against his uncle called for in the first scene of Act I. It is argued that Hamlet is unsuited for the task, and moreover, that his obsession with plays and acting ...

The Foils of Hamlet

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page essay discusses the characters in Shakespeare's "Hamlet," which act as foils to the protagonist. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page paper which compares the notions of ambition in these two contemporary literary works. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Rewriting Shakespeare

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses ways in which one scene in "Hamlet" could be changed and modernized for a film version of the play. The scene is the "closet scene" between Hamlet and his mother, which Polonius overhears. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 3 page paper uses Aristotle's guidelines from his "Poetics" to analyze "Hamlet." It argues that we can use Aristotle's methods to explore works written long after his time. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page report discusses Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and compares the degrees of madness experienced by both the characters of Hamlet and Ophelia. It may have been the appearance of madness that truly drove both characters crazy. They may have also been driven insane by all the evil and treachery surrounding them. Of course, Hamlet pays heavily for creating the madness ...

A seven page paper looking at these two works by William Shakespeare in terms of the depth of evil in their villains, Claudius and Iago. The paper notes that the best and most effective villains are those who are not completely black, but who contain shades of gray; the most effective evil does not come ...

A 5 page paper which examines explains the meaning of the poetic passage and considers how it affects the plot of the play. No additional sources are used.

In three pages, this paper examines the effects of hubris on protagonists Brutus, Othello, and Hamlet, on those around them, and considers whether any or all have been either redeemed or rehabilitated at the plays’ conclusions. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

A 5 page paper which examines the play from historical and cultural perspectives. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 12 page paper which examines the significance of the Ghost, and it shapes the major themes of the play, of justice and revenge, of fate, of appearances and reality, and of duty and free will. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

An 8 page research paper which specifically looks at the guilt or innocence of Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. The writer argues that Gertrude was, indeed, guilty of adultery due to the way in which this term was defined during the sixteenth century and that the closet scene between Gertrude and Hamlet deals specifically with her guilt. ...

5 pages in length. For the typical individual, believing in ghosts was akin to presuming that the apparitions were Satan taking on the appearance of the dead in a jeopardizing fashion. William Shakespeare's Hamlet also adopts such application, particularly in the first half of the play, which is both obvious and veiled at ...

A 6 page document discussing various common study questions related to Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet.' No additional sources cited.

This 3 page paper is a character analysis of Queen Gertrude in Shakespeare's Hamlet discussing whether or not she is evil and looking at her negative and positive characteristics. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines how this scene contributes to or elicits a response from the audience, and how excluding the scene would affect the play overall. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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