Questions for Act 3 presenters

This morning (Monday, April 2nd), at the close of Phase 2, we heard an oral presentation on Act 3.

Here is their slideshow (PDF).

Put your questions for the presenters in the comments below.

5 thoughts on “Questions for Act 3 presenters

  1. The argument about madness as a form of possession was really well presented; I could see how you’d used the tools to identify and explore that association.

  2. I really liked the point you guys brought up about the relation between ears and poison. I see this as something which alludes to how King Hamlet was killed by the poison which was poured into his ear…

    Also, on the subject of madness as a form of possession: could it be said that Hamlet has been possessed by the ghost? I was thinking of this in relation to what was said about the use of words as weapons; that perhaps the ghost had possessed Hamlet in the way it influenced him to take action as a result of what it said to him in act I. Just a thought.

  3. Teresa- I noticed there wasn’t much talk about what TAPoR brought to your search for the relation between eyes and the soul. Did you find it didn’t allow you to do much analysis, or did it work more as a starting point from which to use the other tools? Personally, I did not have to much of a bad time using the tool. I found it gave me enough results to allow me to come up with thoughts with which the rest of my team could expand from.

  4. Kira, I cannot answer on behalf of Teresa, but i do know that as a group member, there were endless findings on act 3! We were overwhelmed with a huge act and a time constraint. As a group, we probably could have utilized some of the tools more unique aspects a bit better, as well as working to find ways to take information from one tool, then transferring that information to another. Our process to begin though, was to find what we could using our own tools. So, I wouldn’t really say that any specific tool was a starting point for our findings.


  5. Hi Kira,

    It is entirely possible that the ghost could be possessing Hamlet, in fact that goes along really well with the idea that madness is actually possession. We did not find a lot of evidence to prove that it is in fact the ghost, but its appearances in the play according to timing and effect do drive Hamlet into his determination and eventual break down. Well spotted!

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