Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hamlet Line Anaylsis

This line is spoken by Marcellus in Act I, scene iv (67)
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
In this scene Hamlet and Marcelius are having a debate. This debate is about whether to follow the ghost or not. In general, this quote mentions that the ghost is a bad indication of things to come to Denmark hence " Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." To me the Ghost represents corruption in Denmark. Later in the Story we are told that the ghost is a representation of king Hamlets Murder (Corruption).

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