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Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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it was amazing
bookshelves: shakespeare, refresh-my-spirit

Update: I don’t know now whether Hamlet is villain or hero. I used to be confident that Hamlet was a villain, but then Grieser convinced me there was counter-evidence (“good-night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest”) and though I feel I “get” acts 1-3, I get stuck around the death of Polonius, since the imagery does not seem very clear to me. Is Hamlet acting as an agent of public justice, and was Polonius playing a high-risk game?

The only thing I am certain of is that C.S. Lewis drew much of his lunar imagery from this play.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
May 8, 2011 – Shelved
April 29, 2012 – Shelved as: shakespeare
February 27, 2016 – Shelved as: refresh-my-spirit

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