Using the iceberg theory and Freudian Analysis, why does Hamlet do the things that he does in the play? Compare and contrast Hamlet’s madness with Ophelia’s madness.

Hamlet Times Write

You may pick from any of the following prompts and write three thoughtful and thorough paragraphs. Or, you can pick 3 prompts and write one thoughtful and thorough paragraph for each prompt.

PICK TWO PROMPTS AND WRITE THOUGHTFUL AND THOROUGH PARAGRAPHS FOR EACH PROMPT.

WRITING PROMPTS:
1) Using the iceberg theory and Freudian Analysis, why does Hamlet do the things that he does in the play? In other words, psychoanalyze Hamlet. Feel free also to psychoanalyze the other characters as well in relation to Hamlet.

2) Compare and contrast Hamlet’s madness with Ophelia’s madness.

3) How does Shakespeare examine death (physical death), suicide, and the afterlife through the character Hamlet?

4) Did/Does Hamlet truly love Ophelia?

5) Is Hamlet truly “mad”? Why or why not?

6) How are the misogynistic views of Hamlet a destructive force in the play?

7) How do all the men in Ophelia’s life treat her? Why does it contribute to her death?

Using the iceberg theory and Freudian Analysis, why does Hamlet do the things that he does in the play? Compare and contrast Hamlet’s madness with Ophelia’s madness.