William Shakespeare | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert F. Willson, Jr.

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of William Shakespeare.
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Critical Essay by Robert F. Willson, Jr.

SOURCE: “Hamlet: The Duel Within,” in Shakespeare's Reflexive Endings, pp. 1-20, Edwin Mellen Press, 1990.

In this essay, Willson emphasizes the iteration, in Hamlet's final scene, of action, motifs, and language presented in the first scene. He further contends that by the end of the play, Hamlet has become a stoic, leaving Providence to direct events rather than trying to control them himself. In addition, Willson discusses the significance of the duel between Hamlet and Laertes, and the resolution of the theme of revenge versus justice.

hamlet. O! I die, Horatio; The potent poison quite o’ercrows my spirit: I cannot live to hear the news from England, But I do prophesy the election lights On Fortinbras: he has my dying voice; So tell him, with the occurrents, more and less, Which...

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