Hamlet is still conflicted. He is angry with himself that he has not acted to avenge his father's death, but his anger is much more controlled than it is when he castigates himself in his soliloquy in Act 2 that begins with O what
Spoilers And vice versa. Hamlet is, to me, the greatest work in the English language. It dares us to look at the truth of our own mortality and at the same time consider right vs wrong. Branagh's choice was to present the entire play, Zefirelli chose to compress it for the screen.
Each choice has its merits. I like Branagh's version too and I think it's a mistake to compare the Emotion in hamlet versions or add a comparison to Olivier either. Judge each on its own merits. Looking at this film, Mel Gibson is simply great. His Hamlet is obviously someone with a zest for life and a sense of humor who is completely stunned by the events at the opening of the film and thrown even more off kilter by his father's ghost.
All I can say is, I love the way he plays it. The other players are excellent as well. I've never particularly liked Glenn Close's looks, but she's a great actress.
Helena is my favorite Ophelia ever. And Alan Bates is superb. I've never quite accepted the theory that Hamlet can't make up his mind.
Just reading the play one sees Hamlet go from a thirst for blood to messing around with a fencing match because Claudius placed a bet on it. How to explain this? What we are seeing is a bright, brilliant mind going through a nervous breakdown and then regaining sanity.
You HAVE TO understand, too, that Hamlet can't just go stick a sword in his popular uncle and say his father's ghost told him to do it. Pay attention and it's clear that he needs more than just the word of the ghost and this limits his choices.
After the visit from his father's ghost Hamlet seems to be not just feigning madness but literally out of his mind, he's not in control. Hamlet tells us that one reason not to commit suicide is that God has outlawed that choice. If Hamlet accepts that from God, how can he commit murder, even if his father's ghost tells him to?
Hamlet's "antic disposition" at the Mousetrap is not an act. And Gibson's Hamlet really is off his rocker when he rails at his mother and accidentally kills Polonius.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are victims of this madness as well. The Hamlet who comes back from England isn't charging back to Denmark for revenge, is he?
He hardly mentions it. To me, at this point Hamlet HAS made up his mind. He has resigned himself to the fact that he does not want to be a killer and he is going to take things a day at a time. Gibson plays it with this sense of resignation. He still has his intelligence and sense of humor, he's regained control of himself.
He is swept into the duel with Laertes willy-nilly, there is no more strategy for killing the king. He's almost beginning to enjoy life again as the duel starts. He even tells Laertes that he was crazy when Polonius was killed and says it wasn't the real Hamlet who did that.
It's not until Gertrude is poisoned and Laertes tells Hamlet he is doomed that he explodes with rage again and doubly kills Claudius. His father's murder isn't the reason for this act, it's rage at Claudius for the deaths of Getrude, Laertes, and Hamlet himself. Hamlet's fatal flaw isn't indecision, it's his humanity, intelligence, and his conscience.
That's the human being that Shakespeare created and Gibson brings to life. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Hamlet jcolyer 28 August Mel Gibson explained how Hamlet was shot out of sequence. He lamented the film cut the 4 hour play in half and how it is more suited to the stage.Hamlet in an emotional state to after knowing the truth.
He is asked to take revenge by killing Claudius, and revenge is directly linked to emotion as justice is intellectual.
Hamlet is in the internal conflict of emotion vs. reason one of the reasons being his presence in an honour bound society. The reader is to be reminded of the comparison between The First Player's show of emotion and Hamlet's inability to show that type of emotion.
Although Hamlet has many valid reasons to pursue his revenge against Claudius, he has held off. Losing a loved one can take a harsh hit on one’s frame of mind. In the Shakespearian play Hamlet, the death of Hamlets father caused many problems, all of which eventually lead up to the tragic death of Hamlet.
Each event that happens in the play is impacted by reason, fate and emotion. The events [ ].
Losing a loved one can take a harsh hit on one’s frame of mind. In the Shakespearian play Hamlet, the death of Hamlets father caused many problems, all of which eventually lead up to the tragic death of Hamlet. Each event that happens in the play is impacted by reason, fate and emotion. The events [ ]. Hamlet is a cool and calculating rational mind, but since arriving from Wittenberg, he has been subjected to a wealth of emotions: grief, anger, betrayal, indecision, doubt, incredulity, rage, and many more. The audience here is also aware of the real cause of Hamlet's state of emotion. In real life, many people feel 'out of the loop' in terms of understanding the motives of others. Shakespeare allows the audience to feel superior to Polonius, a gratifying experience.
This speech is puzzling. It would be easy to think that Hamlet has become more decisive in attaining his revenge, but the ideas and emotions that are expressed here are somewhat contradictory. Dramatic literature: Dramatic literature, the texts of plays that can be read, as distinct from being seen and heard in performance.
The term dramatic literature implies a contradiction in that literature originally meant something written and drama meant something performed. Most of the problems, and much of the. May 02, · In Branagh's version, Hamlet is staring out to space and has no emotion.
In the play, Hamlet states "How stand I then, That have a father killed, a mother stained, Excitements of my reason and my blood, And let all sleep" and furthermore stating: "Oh, from this time forth, My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!.".