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Why, in act 3, scene 2 of Hamlet, does the bereft prince choose the specific play that he does to be performed for members of the royal court? Because he hopes its similarities to the circumstances...
Answered a Question in The Tell-Tale Heart
At the beginning of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," he anticipates the reader's assumption that he has gone mad: "But why do you say that I have lost control of my mind, why do say that I am mad?" He...
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In his seminal work, Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics, Bakhtin developed his theory of the polyphonic novel in response to Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. He defines a polyphonic work as one...
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The unidentified lord appears in act 3, scene 6 of Macbeth, which takes place at the Scottish royal palace at Forres and serves primarily to supply some important exposition. He also confirms the...
Answered a Question in Hamlet
The quote cited in the question is taken from act 3, scene 2 of Hamlet: Your Majesty and we that have free souls, it touches us not. Let the galled jade wince; our withers are unwrung. (265-267)...
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