Hail to thee, thou lords and ladies— Act Five of Shakespeare's Hamlet is my favorite portion of the play. The Prince's transformation into a tremendously faithful and God-fearing man is indescribably and beautifully profound—after all, it's the prime reason I enjoy talking about this play so much:) Thus believing it my mission to pay proper homage for Defy… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Five
Hello, everyone— Act IV of Hamlet is *literally* drenched with emotion. Hamlet is sent away to England to be hanged, Ophelia drowns in a stream, and Laertes rushes to carry out vengeance on the prince. It's a tense, melancholy, yet memorable scene that, like all the rest, are infused with literary wisdom. Here's a fresh batch of… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Four
Hello, everyone-- Act III of Hamlet is where the story shifts from the prince's thinking to the prince's acting and thinking. It's the place where we root for Hamlet as he stages the play to convict Claudius of his sin, yet it is also where we despise him for dwelling in his furious hate as… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Three
I apologize for the delay in publishing this post. I hope you´ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Hello, everyone-- In the first "Literary Wisdom" post, I discussed five quotes from Act I of Hamlet that I loved the best and why...but I didn't quite explain the plot so far. With that said,… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Two
One of the first writings I desired to post on Defy Augury was some snippet or insight on my favorite work of fiction, "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark."