Monday, November 2, 2009

Thesis statements for Hamlet

Post your thesis statement (although it is still "in-process") below so that we can look at them together. Remember to include title, author, point that you are trying to argue and possibly a why to the argument.

42 comments:

  1. In Shakespears' Hamlet, Hamlet is shown to be insane because they way he deals with his hardships throughout the story.

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  2. Although at points throughout the play Hamlet does seem to let people into his life he doesn't really have trust in anyone.

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  4. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, the main character is faced with questioning the motives of the people closest to him after his father's death in order to determine who is trustworthy or not.

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  5. In the play Hamlet, writting by William Shakespeare, religious analogies and metaphors are constructed to underline the trials of Hamlets struggle.

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  6. In Hamlet, Shakespeare uses double meanings in the words and actions of characters, paralleling the secretive motives of the characters, showing that lies are often hidden in plain sight.

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  7. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, women's roles are illustrated through the dysfunction of loyalty in relationships, the traditional control bestowed upon them by males, and ultimately, the weak character each woman possesses because of conflicting views and opinions.

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  8. Due to an excessive need to fool the actors of the play Hamlet, Hamlet himself creates the persona of him being completely "insane".

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  9. In the story of Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses the motif of gardens to create a theme of good vs. evil throughout the play.

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  11. In Shakespears Hamlet, hamlet shows loyalty to his father by avenging his death and killing the king.

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  12. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the parents use their children to gain their own desires thus showing that the parents are weak and incapable of enacting their own craze.

    I don't really like how its worded but.... it's only the first draft.

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  13. In Hamlet, Shakespear creates a character that lives in a world where outside opinion controls him, he should be able to distinguish the difference between fate and free will of his own accord but because the ghost of his father drives Hamlet to abandon his own values and thoughts, he ultimately accepts a new outlook as well as a new way of life that was pressured upon him.

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  14. In Hamlet, Shakespeare endowed women with all the qualities that he wanted them to have; he made them submissive, weak and easily manipulated.

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  15. In William Shakespeare's, Hamlet, Shakespeare reveals the characters in different situations portraying loyalty as the most powerful cause in the story.

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  16. In the Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Hamlet does not trust anyone which is shown through acting crazy towards everyone and being very independent.

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  17. In William Shakespeares Hamlet, the characters use poetic rhetoric in their everyday language which is symbolic of the time in which Shakespeare lived, the mood of the play, and the literary quality of the book.

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  19. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the component which brings about the most destruction in the state of Denmark is not because of the external fears of a war with Fortinbras but is instead due to the crumbling internal structure which is because of a lack of trust between friends and family.

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  20. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the main character Hamlet acts crazy, by doing that though, he thinks more clearly and calmly.

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  21. In the book, hamlet is thought of as going mad due to love. This help him in his journey to avenge his father.

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  23. Hamlet, by Shakespeare, portrays the familial aspects of the time it was written through women, incestuous marriage, and dysfunctional relationships.

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  24. In Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, Hamlet believes the best this to do is to talk to the ghost of his father. Many people think that Hamlet has gone insane, but throughout the text, we see many examples of how Hamlet has not lost his sanity.

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  25. It is evident that Hamlet demonstrates characteristics of a tragic hero when confronting his dilemma to gain revenge upon his father's death, however, it ultimately leads to his own demise

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  26. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the role of women are shown up as betrayers; as in Hamlets mom who marries her brother in law, and Ophelia going against her family members for Hamlet.

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  27. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, hamlet appears to be mad but is really sane and only pretending to be insane in order to complete his fathers request

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  28. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet deals with many dramatic things throughout the play which presents his outward and inward conflict.

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  29. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the garden could be argued as evil, because it is where Claudius killed King Hamlet.

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  30. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the issue of trust is very apparent; no one has any genuine trust for one another, people go to extreme lengths to blackmail, spy, and trick those around them.

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  31. In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, it is shown that Shakespeare uses Hamlet and other characters to show his view and perspective of women.

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  32. In the story hamlet by William Shakespeare hamlet is portrayed as a tragic hero and suffers from depression of the death of his father on top of this his mother marries off two months later, Hamlet also has the ghost of his father come to him and tell him to revenge his murder. Starting the chain reaction of hamlet becoming a tragic hero.

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  33. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet there is a lot of acting within the play. It is like Shakespeare is trying to show us that no one can be themselves but that everyone lives behind a mask.

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  34. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the protagonist Hamlet struggles with the internal battles of right vs. wrong, good vs. evil, and loyalty vs. betrayal.

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  35. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet uses the facade of a broken heart in order to help him on his journey to avenge his father

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  36. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet is a really cool guy.

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  37. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Women are shown as betrayers of marriage, loyalty, and love.

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  38. The use of supernatural in Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare was to aid Hamlet in order to fully avenge his father's death.

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