Hamlet Unit Summative
My visual represents the theme of rot and decay in the play. There are recurring images of rot and decay throughout the entire play and they are portrayed in different ways. My visual is a drawing of the garden that is Denmark. I think this represents the theme because Hamlet himself says, “Fie on’t! O fie! ‘tis an unweeded garden, that grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature, Possess it merely” (I.ii.135-136). The garden is surrounded by a gate that looks like a crown, which represents the crown of Denmark. The garden is full of grass and flowers which represents the atmosphere of the crown at the beginning of the play. The flowers and grass also represent the characters in Hamlet because most of them were happy, true to themselves and unaffected by the negative influences of others. In the visual there is a weed at the centre of the garden which represents Claudius. Claudius is like a weed in the state of Denmark that is spreading all over the castle. The garden is fenced because all the rot and decay happens within the crown of Denmark.
Claudius is like a weed because he is the one that started doing bad things; weeds spread and Claudius’ negative influence spreads all over the castle. The weed is at the very centre of the garden because it represents Claudius position as a King. Since the weed is at the top it’s growing its way through the entire garden of Denmark. The visual represents the quote “Fie on’t! O fie! ‘tis an unweeded garden, that grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature, Possess it merely” (I.ii.135-136). I chose this quote because it explains that Hamlet views the state of Denmark as an unweeded garden which is a major recurring image relating to the theme of rot and decay. This quote is important to the play because it is the first quote in the play that introduces the other images of rot and decay like disease and poison. This quote is important to visual because it is...