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1984 (fascinating tidbits)
1984 Notes from Morgan
2012 Class notes on1984
A Hero of Our Time
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
Advice from experienced D.P. Teachers
Ahmad quote folder (A Hero of Our Time)
Ahmad's notes chapter 1
Ahmad's notes pg 81-83
Ahmad's Quote Folder
Ahmad- Background and contextualization of Hamlet and Shakespeare
Ahmad- general quote folder
Alex Weston 1894
Ancient Greek Theatre
Andrea's Quote Folder
Andrea's Quote Folder (1984)
Background and context of the play - Emine, Ahmad and Enrique
Chapters 2 and 3
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Class Notes - 2oth Speeches
CLASS NOTES - Hamlet
Class Notes Year 13 2010
Debate notes - symbolism v themes v characterisation
Emine 1984 quotes
Emine class notes-26.01.10
Emine's quote folder
Enrique's quotes folder
Exam Quote folder
Fede's Quote Folder
Great Links to help with 1984 - find key links here!
Greek Dramatic Practices (Jon, Victoria and Morgan)
Heart of Darkness
Hero - Class notes 2010
Hero - Class notes 20112
Hero - notes Year 13 2009
Hero - Useful Study Links
Hero Setting Gapfill
HOD Fede's Notes pg. 81-83
How critics have interpreted the play in different ways - Fed, Seb, Nabil, Vivek
Imagery and leitmotif
Influence of the play - Niels, Ralph, Tzvetan
Kathia's quote folder
Laertes and Polonius advice scene
Language and style
Literary Features Criteria - how to raise it!
Morgan Notes - Beginning of the novel and class discussions
Nabil Chapter 1
Nabil's Quote Folder
Nabil's Quote Folder (1984)
Niels Quote Folder
Pages 12-21 Nabil
Pages 5-21 Emine
Past Paper Questions
Laertes and Polonius advice scene
- Polonius is basically bidding farewell to his son, and giving him advice on how he should behave when in France.
- The audience cannot help but compare and contrast Laertes' loving relationship with his father and Hamlet's relationship with both his real (dead) father and Claudius.
- For example, when Polonius says: "Give thy thoughts no tongue/Nor any unproportioned thought his act", the audience immediately relates back to Hamlet's soliloquy.
- Later on, we find out that Polonius is sending spies after Laertes, which changes the meaning of the speech. We can now see it as a portrayal of the rotten state of Denmark, as Polonius seems like a loving and trusting father at first, but that is not the case.
- This section shows the relationship between Polonius and Laertes.
- There are also lots of advices and proverbs and also there is a sense of positivity. For example, Polonius shows care for Laertes but he is also not stopping him from going to France.
- Polonius and Laertes respect each other. This can be seen when Laertes replies to advice his father is giving and also when Polonius says “There, my blessing with thee,...” (ln: 56) where ‘thee’ is used to give respect to the person.
- “Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy/ But not expressed in fancy – rich, not gaudy;.....” (ln: 69,70). This has two meanings where it represents advice given for clothing and symbolically he has also given advice for his character.
- Polonius says to Laertes, “This above all, to thine own self be true...” (ln: 77). This is contradicted later in the play when he sends Reynaldo to spy Laertes in France which shows that even he is not true to himself.
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