Hamlet | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gideon Rappaport

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Hamlet.
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Critical Essay by Gideon Rappaport

SOURCE: Rappaport, Gideon. “Hamlet: Revenge and Readiness.” Upstart Crow 7 (1987): 80-95.

In the following essay, Rappaport focuses on Hamlet's “Now might I do it pat” soliloquy (III.iii) that immediately follows Claudius's own soliloquy before he kneels in prayer. The critic reads Hamlet's monologue as an expression of the prince's pride, arguing that he does not kill Claudius at this moment because he is guilty of the sin of taking on himself the divine authority of saving or condemning souls. Rappaport also discusses Hamlet's other soliloquies and contends that the reason there are none after the sea voyage is because during this time Hamlet has learned to submit to God's will.

The intention of this paper is, among other things, to resolve the interpretive dilemma...

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