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This paper examines "Hamlet", Act III, Scene IV which describes a discussion between Hamlet and his mother. Hamlet opens up and tells his mother how he feels about her behavior and her shamelessness. It discusses Hamlet's father and their relationship. Hamlet ends up accusing his mother of treachery and she ends up finding out how his father was killed. This paper discusses the themes in this passage and the literary techniques used in it.
From the Paper:"Act III, Scene IV takes place in the queen's closet in a meeting between Hamlet and his mother. A member of the King's court, Polonius has been sent to hide in the queen's curtains to spy on the meeting. It is here that we join Hamlet in a conversation with his mother. Hamlet, hearing Polonius behind the curtain, has stabbed him. The following analyzes the speech in which Hamlet tells his mother his true feelings about her deed. This passage is divided into clear, well-organized segments. Lines 53-64 are describing the virtues of Hamlet's father. Line 65 abruptly switches to a description of Claudius. In lines 66-80, Hamlet asks his mother how she could do such an act. He does not believe it to be blind love. He asks why she has no shame in her actions. This passage concludes in lines 82-86 where Hamlet accuses his mother of treachery. Within each section of the passage there is much repetition on the theme. This gives the passage the feeling of anger and urgency. It also helps add to Hamlets muse of pretending to be crazy at this time."
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