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This guide to Hamlet provides an introduction to the novel as well as a chapter-by-chapter summary, critical commentary, and glossary. Character analysis, critical essays, a Q-and-A review, and a short author biography are also included, providing readers with critical background information and comprehension tools. Icons integrated throughout will help students to see the underlying themes, discover the depths of a character, identify literary devices, and understand the language used in the work. 144 pages, indexed, softcover.
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Cliffs Notes
Publication Date: 2000
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)|
Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but your grades will be sweet when you rely on CliffsNotes on Hamlet as you digest Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. In this play, Hamlet explores the meaning of life, death, eternity, relationships, hypocrisy, truth, the existence of God, and almost anything else that concerns mankind.
Character studies shed new light on Prince Hamlet, his father King Hamlet, the malevolent Claudius, the troubled Opheliaand the rest of the cast. You'll also explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, and unlock the play's themes and literary devices. Count on CliffsNotes on Hamlet for detailed summaries and commentaries on every scene to help you appreciate the complexity of the play.
Other features that help you study include
- Character analyses of major players
- A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
- Critical essays
- A review section that tests your knowledge
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