Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide - Hamlet II

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In Part Two of a video course in Hamlet, narrator John Green looks at the gender dynamics in the play. He presents Ophelia and Gertrude as powerful characters and argues that these women do have options that affect the course of the action. He also examines Hamlet’s actions and inactions, and encourages viewers to formulate and share their thoughts. A great way to introduce the ambiguities and encourage analysis.

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Pros

  • Green's analysis of the gender dynamics in the play, backed by evidence from the text, encourages viewers to offer their own evidence-backed interpretations
Cons

  • The pace of this crash course may be too fast for some viewers
  • The "Open Letter" feature, especially in this video, interrupts the flow of the narrative