Monday, March 21, 2011
Hamlet- "The Puppet Master"
I really thought our class discussion on how Hamlet is the "puppet master" was very interesting considering his previous role in Shakespeare's Hamlet. I think it is a big statement made by Stoppard by portraying Hamlet as almost an evil character. Hamlet's manipulative personality and extremely controlling behavior results in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's actions. I think it is so clever to take a piece of literature and take a main character, turn him into a supporting character and change his personality completely. It makes me think how if our lives were depicted in a play, how would my role differ as a main character in comparison with a supporting character? What do y'all think about Hamlet's "transformation" from one play to the other?