Symbols And Allusions In Hamlet

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Allusion | Literal Meaning | How it Develops Theme | Sources | I would have such a fellow whipped for o’erdoing Termagant (3,2,14) | I would whip a man for making a tyrant sounding too much like a tyrant. | Demostrates Hamlet’s insanity because Hamlet once was described as a kind and gentle person, but now Hamlet says he will whip the players if they overact this scene at all. Hamlet is becoming out of control and abusive. The word, Termagant, refers to, “an imaginary god held in Christendom to be worshipped by Muslimsand described as very violent”. (Billy and Connor 81-82) | - Billy and Connor, Allusions, Tangient LLC, Web. 16 July 2013 | It out herods Herod (3, 2,14) | It would be worse than when King Herod ranted. | It develops the theme of insanity in Hamlet because Hamlet is threatening the players with severe punishment for performing the play in a way that Hamlet did not intend. Hamlet was saying the punishment would, “out (…) Herod, in that it alludes to King Herod and the awful things that he proved himself capable of while he was King” (Hannah Henson 10-11). | - Henson, Hannah, Act 3 Symbols and Allusions-Tori, Blogger, 8 November 2012, Web. 16 July 2013 |…show more content…
| This develops the theme of grief and sadness that resides in Hamlet because Hamlet is pointing out how his father is going to be like the song with the hobbyhorse that was forgotten. Hamlet doesn’t see, “how great a man can be forgotten so soon”(Mr. Kendall 33-34). “For O, for O, the Hobby-horse is Forgot” was a popular song written by Harrison Birtwistle during the time Shakespeare wrote Hamlet. | - Craig, For O, for O, the Hobby-horse is Forgot, Blogger, 28 February 2013, Web. 16 July 2013-Mr. Kendall, Hamlet, Analysis by A.H., 
Act III, Scene 2, lines # 115-175, 269-279, Web. 16 July 2013

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