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The Changing Man

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Thomas Wheeler

on 16 September 2018

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Transcript of The Changing Man

The Changing Man I
'That Fair and Warlike Form'
King Hamlet's physical presence (both while alive and in his supernatural form) has been described as 'manhood embodied' [Low, Jennifer; 1999]

What evidence is there to suggest that in Act 1, Scene 1?
Claudius the Successor
How does Shakespeare present Claudius during his introduction in Act 1, Scene 2?

How does he compare to his now dead brother in terms of masculinity? Where would we position him as a character?
The Third Aspect
Hamlet's introduction sets him in a very different light to both the previous and current kings.

How is he presented? What is the purpose of his introduction?
Military Exposition
What was the King famous for?

Why is there an intense military build up?

What might the Ghost's arrival suggest?
How Do You Define Masculinity?
What do you understand by the term 'masculinity'?

How is it presented in
L.O. - To understand and analyse how Shakespeare uses the ghost and its appearance to suggest notions of masculinity.
- To apply this knowledge in an evaluation of Act 1, Scene 1.
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