This Is How We View It: Act 3

Eggs with a Side of Hamlet by Leo Cassel-Siskind, Lilly Roman, Alan Li, Paxton Wentzell While we all read up both Act 3 and Act 4, we decided to focus mainly on Act 3, due to time. Act 4 will be discussed next week along with Act 5, the end of our book. In our podcast today, we spent a lot of time talking about Hamlet and the revelations that he was faking his outbursts. We also talked about revenge and its impact on many of Hamlet’s actions, specifically his choice not to kill Claudius unless he was actively sinning. Finally, we spent a chunk of time talking about feminism and how women are treated throughout the play.

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“To be or not to be” Act 3, Scene 1, line 58

Hamlet loses his cool with Ophilia regarding his love for her. Act 3, Scene 1, around line 100

Claudius and Polonius spy on Hamlet. Act 3, Scene 1, lines 150-190

Claudius reacts to knowing the Hamlet knew that he kid the former King. Act 3, Scene 3, lines 1-50

Hamlet won’t kill Claudius until he is actively sinning. Act 3, Scene 3, end

Hamlet’s treatment of his mother. Act 3, Scene 4, lines 1-20

Hamlet kills Polonius. Act 3, Scene 4, lines 22-29.

He hides Polonius’ body and won’t say where it is. Act 3, Scene 4, end

Comments (7)

Zoey Tweh (Student 2019)
Zoey Tweh

I like that you guys included the awards of the book and the genre and one of the few groups to talk about the author in depth and the themes. You guys approached discussing the author's intentions in a unique way. I like that a lot of recap is throughout rather than all at the beginning which makes it easier for the listener to keep up with the discussion. Also the predictions going forward is interesting as well the connections with other books.

Naima DeBrest (Student 2019)
Naima DeBrest

I really enjoyed listening to your podcast and I could tell that everyone had a very good understanding of the content of the book and all the points that were brought forth were valid and related to the lenses that you all were trying to talk about.

Maciej Pokora (Student 2019)
Maciej Pokora

The organization of the podcast was very well thought out. It wasn't monotone at all and it was easy and fun to hear all of the different lenses without it sounding forced at all.

Israt Jahan (Student 2019)
Israt Jahan

I really like the introduction and how the sound matches with the title. And i think the conversation was easy to follow and it flowed nicely i feel like.

Avraham Cantor (Student 2019)
Avraham Cantor

Great job guys! I really liked the points that you guys had about the different lenses and the ways that you tied those points back into the book was really interesting!

Harlem Satterfield (Student 2019)
Harlem Satterfield

I really loved the title and the introduction; it really captured the listener's attention! You guys nailed the discussion part and I enjoyed how while everyone had a certain lens they talked about, everyone still chimed in and talked to each other.