Hamlet Question English Literature

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There is an Italian proverb that says, "At the end of the game the pawn and the king go in the same box." Analyze this quote and connect it to the graveyard scene in the beginning of Act V.

Apr 14th, 2015
we sometimes believe that only the leader (king)  makes a difference. It is (s)he who sets the agenda, calls all the shots and leaves their mark.

The rest are the followers (pawns),  the ones who fulfill the wishes of the King.

Do we associate leadership with recognition and fame?

Does ground-breaking change only happen through those in high power or does it also start with someone on the ground floor who knows the lay of the land?

Sometimes those who change the world do so in secret. No red carpet is rolled out for them. No News team is dispatched to cover their story. No one even speaks their name when they’re gone.

Their work takes a life-time; one person at a time. Their values, dreams and traditions are passed onto their children.

we see gravediggers (called clowns) discuss the burial for which they are digging. An inquest has declared the corpse fit for Christian burial. The First Gravedigger argues that the dead woman deserves no such indulgence, because she drowned herself and is not worthy of salvation. The other gravedigger explains, using misplaced words (malapropisms) and incorrect syntax, that she deserves defending. He reasons that her gentlewoman's rank should earn her a Christian burial. Their dialogue, played for humor, invokes references to the Bible and to the art of gallows-making, where builders build a frame that outlives its tenants. While the Second Gravedigger goes to fetch some liquor, ">Hamlet and ">Horatio enter and question the First Gravedigger.

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