In the Name of God. Shakespeare's Hamlet Act 4 Sara manouchehri. Scenes 1,2 Summary.
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notice that the power of IS , is not linear but circular.
In some parts of this act we can see this power in Hamlet’s dialogues, like his conversation with Rosencrantz:
Hamlet: Do not believe it.
Rosencrantz: Believe what?
Hamlet: that I can keep your counsel and not mine own. Besides, to be demanded of a sponge, what replication should be made by the son of the king?
Hamlet believes in his power and considers answering of Rosencrantz’s question as a trivial thing and also calls him a sponge and himself the son of the king. It is obvious that there is some sense of superiority in Hamlet’s mind.
also in another conversation between Hamlet and Guildenstern, he called Claudius : a thing of nothing, he believes in his and his father’s power and the real kings and considers his uncle just as a kinglet.
Hamlet: … the king is a thing __
Guildenstern: A thing, my lord?
Hamlet: of nothing. bring me to him. hide fox, all after!
So Hamlet wants to show his authority of being by the words he choses to his speech.
When we are attach to some thing ,our actions/ reactions/decisions get influenced by it. In scene1/act4 we see the king, Claudius claims that because he and Queen love Hamlet so much, they ignore Hamlet’s wrong actionsand did not take the right step in order to punish him.
King: ..but so much was our love, we would not understand what was most fit.
Attachment can bee seen in another dialogue as in below Claudius is attach to his name and seat, that he does not want to reveal the murder for the sake of his profit.
King: … whose whisper o’er the world’s diameter. As level as the cannon to his blank, transports his poisoned shot, may miss our name and hit the woundless air.
Difference shows that we have to give a chance to any decision to have a new interpretation in all the unborn episodes of life. Claudius gives this chance to hamlet that cause his desirable decision, because it seems he always wants to remove Hamlet.
Queen: to draw apart the body he hath killed, o’er whom his very madness, like some ore among a mineral of metals base, show itself pure:’ a weep for what is done.
While deconstruction does not believe in comparing and contrasting two individuals in order to declare one winner and the other one loser. Deconstruction believes that each individual should be dealt with independently. It assumes that through independent analysis of the values, one may reach the differences.