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ENGB32 Study Guide - Final Guide: Peripheral Vision, The Mousetrap, Counterpoint


Department
English
Course Code
ENGB32
Professor
Majorie Rubright
Study Guide
Final

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Shakespeare Final Lecture: April 4th
Leviticus
“And if a man shall lie with his brother’s wife, it is an Unclean thing, he has uncovered his brother’s
nakedness; They shall be childless” *Leviticus 20-21]
Questions to consider today:
1. What is the difference between doing and performing?
2. Why can Hamlet in the early scenes ‘perform’ but not “do”-not murder or, revenge?
Act 3.2 (Know it all well)
3. Why does hamlet arrange the elaborate strategy of the mousetrap to terrify the king with false
fire” ? (3.2)
4. In the Mousetrap scene, what does Gertrude believe, know, or suspect? Offer evidence
Act 3.4 (know it all well)
5. What are some of the preconceptions about women that hamlet reveals in the scene 3.4 and
how do these preconceptions make it difficult for him to believe that his mother has chosen
Claudius in love?
6. Who sees the ghost in the production?
a. What does the camera suggest about Hamlet’s ghost?
b. Whose perspective do we believe?
7. Gertrude talks back: a contrapuntal reading of Hamlet
When you go to confess sins, your conscience must match your prayer or it won’t work
Questions to consider in conversation today:
1) What is the diff b/w doing and performing?
2) Why can hamlet in the early scenes “perform” but not “do” not murder or revenge?
Act 3.2 (know it well)
3) Why does hamlet arrange the elaborate strategy of The mousetrap to terrify the king with “false fire”?
(3.2)
4) In the Mousetrap scene, what does Gertrude believe, know, or suspect?
Offer evidence
Act 3.4 (know it all well)
5) What are some of the preconceptions about women that hamlet reveals in scene 3.4 and how do these
preconceptions make it difficult for him to believe that his mother has chosen Claudius in love?
6) Who sees the ghost in this production?
a. What does the camera suggest about hamlet’s ghost?
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