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Food in Hamlet
- Essay length: 2557 words
- Submitted: 11/07/2002
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Dr. J. Green
April 28, 2002
Food in Hamlet
Unlike some of Shakespeare's other plays Hamlet doesn't seem to contain as many references to food. When researching food in reference to The Merry Wives of Windsor, it was easy to see much of the symbolism behind the many references. One of the most interesting references to food in Hamlet we discussed in class. I found it really interesting how Shakespeare used posset as a way to describe poison clotting in the ear. Unfortunately though, references like this are few and far between in Hamlet. One scene that I found fascinating was in act four, scene five. This is the scene where, apparently mad, Ophelia begins to distribute various flowers. These flowers, some of which double up as herbs and spices, carry specific meaning and symbolism. In the text it is unclear to whom Ophelia is distributing the flowers and herbs to. However, if you take a closer look at their meanings along with what is going on in the plot of the play, it is possible to make an educated
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