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Hamlet theme.

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Niko Hernandez

on 17 October 2012

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Hamlet Theme The Impossibility of Certainty By: Niko Hernandez "The Spirit that I have seen may be a devil, and the devil hath power t' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps out of my weakness and my melancholy, as he is he is very potent with such spirits, abuses me to damn me." (Hamlet II.ii.537-542) The impossibility of certainty is something everyone must deal with. In Hamlet there are many different circumstances that give us examples of this, but there are also examples found in many other places. Something else that shares this same theme is Queen: Alas, he's mad.
Hamlet: Do you not come your tardy son to chide, that, lapsed in time and passion. lets go by th' important acting of your dread command? O, say!
Ghost: Do not forget. This visitation is but to whet thy almost blunt purpose. But look, amazement on thy mother sits. O, step between her and her fighting soul! Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. Speak to her, Hamlet.
Hamlet: How is it with you, lady?
Queen: Alas, how is't with you that you do bend your eye on vacancy, and with th' inorporal air do hold discourse? Forth at your eyes your spirits wildly peep, and as the sleeping soldiers in th' alarm your bedded hair, like life in excrements, start up and stand an end. O gentle son, upon heat and flame of thy distemper sprinkle cool patience. Whereon do you look? (III.iv.105-124) Star Wars is another example for the theme of The Impossibility of Certainty "If he be now returned, as checking at his voyage, and that he means no more to undertake it, I will work him to an exploit now ripe in my device, under the which he shall not choose but fall; and for his death no wind of blame shall breathe, but even his mother shall uncharge the practice and call it accident." (IV.vii.59-66) Work Cited Hamlet. Dir. Franco Zefirelli. Perf. Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm, and Helena Bonham Carter. WarnerBros., 1990. DVD.
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