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Hamlet by Mind Map: Hamlet

1. Text

1.1. Setting

1.1.1. *The play starts off with the guards standing at the castle with Horatio as they wait for the ghost of King Hamlet to arrive

1.1.2. *Ophelia tells Polonius of Hamlet’s visit and his  madness (2.1.206) "Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced; No hat upon his head; his stockings foul'd, Ungarter'd, and down-gyved to his ancle; Pale as his shirt; his knees knocking each other; And with a look so piteous in purport As if he had been loosed out of hell To speak of horrors,--he comes before me." (2.1.206) *Gives her a note, doesn't speak but portrays himself to be crazy

1.2. Characters

1.2.1. *The character of Fortinbras does exist

1.3. Theme

1.3.1. *Revenge *Use of characters and actions emphasizes the theme of revenge

2. Movie

2.1. Setting/Scene

2.1.1. *The movie starts off with the funeral of the King with Gertrude standing by the coffin as Hamlet pours dust over his father

2.1.2. *Polonius spies on Ophelia and Hamlet, which is how he finds out about Hamlet’s strange visit with his daughter and Hamlet’s madness *Audience see firsthand signs of Hamlet's madness

2.2. Characters

2.2.1. *In the movie the character of Fortinbras doesn't exist

2.3. Theme

2.3.1. *One major theme is Revenge *Emphasized through dramatic affects such as light/music, also used to build up suspense