Hamlet: Video Comparison Essay

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Hamlet: Video Comparison

Hamlet: Video Comparison


Hamlet is one of the best known pieces of literature around the world,
and has fascinated many people from all walks of life, from critics to
psychologists. There has been much speculation to the different interpretations
of the play. Every reader has his or her own views of the play, like which
words are emphasized in a speech and what actions the actors are making
throughout the play. Several Hollywood directors have created their own
versions of the play, including a soon to be released full length version.
One of the versions which was brought to the big screen was the Kevin
Klein version. After viewing three different versions of Act 3 Scene 1, this
one was my favourite. When Hamlet and Ophelia meet in the room and begin to
talk, they seem as though they where once very much in love, and that their
relationship would have blossomed if it wasn't for the recent interference.
Their conversation remains about their love for each other and then they kiss.
It seems as though after the kiss, Hamlet realizes what might be going on and
asks where Polonius is. Hamlet then realizes that he is in the room and
continues his charade of acting mad. I think that this interpretation is the
best one because it reflects my view of this scene as well as what I think
Shakespeare's intentions were.
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