Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007 Scribe

Today was the Hamlet Finale Fishbowl. :))

In the beginning some slacked off and forgot to get the laptops... so Mrs. Smith had to get the slackers.

Then we started the Hamlet Finale Fishbowl, but before that we did our greeting to Mrs. Smith.

Bullet Points is what the inside circle said to the questions.

First Question: What role does religion play in the theme of death in, Hamlet?
  • Hamlet was going to kill Claudius but he decided against it when he saw that Claudius was repenting for what he did.
  • Hamlet debated suicide because of Christian beliefs and the whole after life thing.

Does Hamlet truly love Ophelia?

  • In the beginning he was using her but then at the end he ended up loving her.
  • Potraying you don't know what you have till it's gone.

Did Hamlet stup down to Claudius' level with revenge?

  • He felt morally obligated to kill Claudius.
  • It ended up being a very emotional subject for Hamlet (that his father was dead) so he made it a passion.
  • How he murdered Claudius was noble.

Do you think the mistakes Hamlet made, stupped him down to Claudius' level? ( kind of the same question from above)

  • Hamlet was only trying to create chaos to get people to believe him.

What do you think Hamlet's tragic flaw is?

  • Inaction.
  • Selfishness.
  • Killed Polonious so then he had to pursue murder head on?
  • To much faith on people so he gets disappointed.

What is the signifigance of family?

  • Rule of family: Comfort and Trust.
  • To give you a sense of how much better your family is.

Is family important to the people in Hamlet?

  • Alot of mixed feelings on this one.

Do you think anyone in Hamlet truly love another person?

  • Polonius-Hamlet.
  • Hamlet-Old Hamlet.
  • Respect was missing except for in Hamlet and Old Hamlet's relationship.

What is the signifigance of incest in Hamlet?

  • Gertrude and Claudius.
  • Symbolic of corruption in relationships and royal family.
  • Mrs. Smith said it adds to all the sexual tension in Hamlet and the other plays.

Do you think Hamlet was upset about Gertrude being with Claudius? Or her just being with Gertrude?

  • Being with somebody.
  • Hamlet was also upset about her moving on so quickly after Old Hamlet's death.

Do you think there was a message to the play Hamlet?

  • People think of their family lives compared to this book.
  • Family first.
  • Revenge isn't the best thing.
  • Analyze your own life.
  • Think about your own goverment leaders and there flaws and problems.

Satire? Motifs? Symbolism? Signifigance? ... Of Hamlet.

(( I am adding this in... The sword in the play make the murders more signifgant... Noble people use swords/daggers it makes you commited to murder and murder through poison is not noble and not 100% commited {{poison shows alot about Claudius' character}}))


  • Polonious' Family and Claudius' Family.(Polonious- Control and Truth and Claudius- Can't Control and Selfish)
  • Ophelia and Gertrude.
  • Fortinbras and Laretes.

Was Hamlet really crazy?

  • Yes and No

When Hamlet had his brush with Laretes, did that change his crazyness?

  • Yes

What do you think will happen to Hamlet?

  • He sought forgiveness at the end so he will go to Hamlet.

How does Hamlet fit the four stages?

  • We didn't really finsih this question.

I hope you like this scribe... I don't know if it makes sense.

I hope it is semi-good.


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