Shakespeare London and the Black Death

The Black Death – victims die in 2 to 4 days -rats fleas carried the disease -once the rats died out humans became new victims Symptoms of the Black Death Include –          painful swelling       –    mental disorientation    –   vomiting –          bleeding                   –    high fever     –   desire to sleep (if they did, it was fatal) Began…

Hamlet’s Self-Discovery

Definition: The act or process of achieving understanding or knowledge of oneself; or becoming aware of one’s true potential, character, motives, etc. Throughout the play, Hamlet’s complicated path to self-discovery is demonstrated though: His soliloquies His attitude toward other characters Hamlet is known to continuously question himself through his soliloquies, which shows he has lost…

Poison in Hamlet

Claudius poisons many of the characters in Hamlet both literally and metaphorically: Almost all of the poisoning is Claudius’ fault Literally: Poison is used in Claudius and Laertes’ plot to kill Hamlet Laertes’ sword has poison on it, and Hamlet’s drink is also poisoned in case Laertes can’t kill him “I’ll have prepar’d him A…