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Corruption in Hamlet

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Abby Poole

on 2 March 2011

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Corruption in Hamlet [kuh-ruhpt] 1 guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked: a corrupt judge.
2 debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil: a corrupt society.
3 made inferior by errors or alterations 4 infected; tainted 5 decayed; putrid By: Diana M Santos & Abby Poole The murder of Hamlet Sr. "To our most valiant brother; so much for him/
Now for ourself, and for this time of meeting..." (I.ii.25-6). Claudius Primary Motive= POWER Sexual Corruption= INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH GERTRUDE Moral Corruption= MURDERED BROTHER & PLOTS TO KILL HAMLET (x2) Gertrude leads to "A second time I kill my husband dead,/
When second husband kisses me in bed." (III.ii.182-3). Sexual Corruption= INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP Shallow, weak, and dependant on men in her life= UNABLE TO ACT FOR SELF "Doormat" = LET'S EVERYTHING HAPPEN "Mad as the sea and wind when both contend/
Which is the mightier, in his lawless fit..." (IV.i.7-8). Polonius Involves himself in situations that do not directly concern him Instigates situations through eavesdropping False accusations which leads to more complex conflicts Verbose The death of Polonius 'Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell;/
I took thee for thy better; take thy fortune..." (III.iv.31-2). which leads to.. The 'animalistic' flip in Hamlet's character The moral corruption in Laertes= SECOND REVENGE PLOT The victimization of Ophelia from corruption Hamlet Jr. Agreeing to avenge his father's death
Lack of remorse after killing Polonius Sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to get killed Moral Corruption from killing Polonius and Laertes Taking Ophelia's purity Intense hatred for Claudius; wants him to burn in hell Overall corruption of Denmark "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" (I.iv.90). "Everything is connected in Hamlet, including the welfare of the royal family and the health of the state as a whole." Restoration of Moral Order "Let us haste to hear it,/
And call the noblest to the audience./
For me, with sorrow I embrace my fortune:/
I have some rights of memory in this kingdom,/
Which now to claim my vantage doth invite me." (V.ii.376-80). HOPE YOU ENJOYED :)
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