With the full annotated text, summaries and analysis of Shakespeare's Hamlet.


Full Text

Scene Index: Links to scenes, with brief summaries. The text has a line number for each line.
Scene Summaries and Abstracts: With links to passages in the text.
Search the Text of Hamlet.

Analysis

The Characters of Hamlet: Annotated links to all appearances of a character and all mentions of that character by other characters.
Analysis of Hamlet's Character: Annotated links to passages that illustrate aspects of Hamlet's character.
Themes: Annotated links to passages particularly relevant to significant themes.
Also of interest:
     —Notable Quotes in Hamlet: Each quote is briefly explained and linked to the text, so you can see the quote in context.
     —Frequently Asked Questions about Hamlet: A Q&A guide to Bradley's justly famous Shakespearean Tragedy, reprinted on another part of the Shakespeare Navigators site.
     —T.S. Eliot's very famous (and very snotty) essay, "Hamlet and His Problems," in which Eliot defines "objective correlative" and declares that Hamlet "is most certainly an artistic failure."
     —Ernest Jones' "The Oedipus-Complex as an Explanation of Hamlet's Mystery."
     —Pages from Coleridge's Lectures and Notes on Shakspere and Other English Poets, in which the great Romantic poet describes Hamlet as one who thinks too much.


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