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How does Hamlet's soliloquy in Act 4 scene 4 target the Elizabethan audience?How is it...

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fireandice10 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 12, 2011 at 11:49 PM via web

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How does Hamlet's soliloquy in Act 4 scene 4 target the Elizabethan audience?

How is it effective in capturing the audience's attention? What are some themes present in this soliloquy?

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nandini289 | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:50 AM (Answer #1)

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It appealed to their desire for drama and for a hero who would do anything for his honor. It also shows the vague madness of Hamlet growing and all audiences loves someone who's going crazy without being reigned in.

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