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Hamlet - Appearance vs Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet a play that tells the story of a young prince who's father recently died. Hamlets uncle Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things within
Hamlet was indeed a very sane man He was only feigning madness to furt
Hamlet was indeed a very sane man He was only feigning madness to furt
Hamlet was indeed a very sane man. He was only feigning madness to further his own plans for revenge. His words were so cleverly constructed that others will perceive him as mad. It is this consistent cleverness that is the ultimate evidence of his complete sanity. Can a mad person be so clever? No, a mad person cannot. Hamlet is sane and brilliant. After Hamlet, Horatio, and Marcellus see the ghost, Hamlet tells Horatio that he is going to feign madness. If Horatio is to notice Hamlet acting
Act 2 scene 2 Yin Choi
Act 2 scene 2 Yin Choi
Act 2 scene 2 Yin Choi Compare Hamlet's reaction to the arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with his reaction to the arrival of the Playyers. Account for his reactions. By comparing Hamlet's reaction to the arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with his reaction to the arrival of the Players, we can observe the different perspectives of Hamlet's character. His reaction to the arrival of his old friends is similar to his reaction to the arrival of the Players in as he is happy to see them
One of the most famous and popular authors and script
One of the most famous and popular authors and script
One of the most famous and popular authors and script writers is William Shakespeare. Shakespeare has always been able to create interesting characters and one of the reasons they are so interesting might be that they are complex people with their inner selves differing from their outer selves. Are the characters in Hamlet the same on the inside as they appear to be on the outside? The characters in William Shakespeare's Hamlet can be studied in a manner relating to appearance versus reality. S
GROWING PAINS
GROWING PAINS
GROWING PAINS In the epic tragedy Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Prince Hamlet is entrapped in a world of evil that is not of his own creation. He must oppose this evil, which permeates his seemingly star-struck life from many angles. His dealings with his father’s eerie death cause Hamlet to grow up fast. His family, his sweetheart, and his school friends all appear to turn against him and to ally themselves with the evil predicament in which Hamlet finds himself. Hamlet makes multiple attemp
English 30 Shakespeare
English 30 Shakespeare
English 30 Shakespeare Hamlet For centuries, scholars have been debating the issue on whether Hamlet - the prince of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet - was mad. This question is not as easy as it sounds to answer; this is due to the fact that there are numerous arguments to support both sides of the issue. For many reasons, it is easy to believe that Hamlet was indeed mad. After all, Hamlet’s behavior throughout most of the play is extremely erratic and violent. However, there is another wa
Hamlet went through various emotional states because of different unfo
Hamlet went through various emotional states because of different unfo
Hamlet went through various emotional states because of different unfortunate circumstances that confronted him. Yet Hamlet never went so far over the edge so as to not come back from reality, yet for reasons psychological, he procrastinated actions that he should have taken, until it was too late. I will first discuss Hamlet, the origins for his queer behavior and if it twas feigned or not. In the first act we see that Hamlet is a sort of idealistic man coming back to the world from universi
Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays where the young prince of D
Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays where the young prince of D
Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet a play that tells the story of a young prince who's father recently died. Hamlets uncle Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things within the play appear to be true and
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there has been countless antiheroic characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hood and ... By literary definition, an antihero is the hero of the play or novel, but has negative attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero such as Superman. Such negative aspects m
The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark I. a) Time: Sixteenth Century b) Place: Denmark c) Preliminary situation: King Hamlet, King of Denmark is killed. Hamlet the Prince's uncle, Claudius, receives the throne and marries Queen Gertrude. II. a) Initial Incident: A ghost appears to Marcellus and another guard who decide to inform Hamlet of it's presence. b) Rising Action: 1.2 Claudius, the new King, is holding court and thanks his subjects for their support. He then sends an ambassador to Norw
Inner Turmoil
Inner Turmoil
Inner Turmoil Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play…to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or audience to think. They are able to show a double meaning that not all people would pick up on, which is t
Perhaps the world's most famous mental patient Hamlet's sanity has bee
Perhaps the world's most famous mental patient Hamlet's sanity has bee
Perhaps the world's most famous mental patient, Hamlet's sanity has been argued over by countless learned scholars for hundreds of years. As a mere student of advanced-level English Literature, I doubt I can add anything new to the debate in 2000 words, but I can look at the evidence supporting or dispelling each argument and come to my own conclusion. Hamlet is obviously experiencing grief and despair right from the beginning of the novel, with the death of his father and his uncle's seizure o
The tragedy in Hamlet lies in the fact that Hamlet the hero was human
The tragedy in Hamlet lies in the fact that Hamlet the hero was human
The tragedy in Hamlet lies in the fact that Hamlet, the hero was human and was violently wronged and was justified in seeking revenge. Hamlet the play is a tragedy, and Hamlet the character is the tragic hero of the play. Hamlet, like all tragic heroes, brings out feelings of pity and fear from the reader. The reader pities Hamley because his father died by murder, and because Hamley becomes mad as he learns that his uncle was the murderer. The audience fears him because he transforms a points
To Be Shakespeare Or Not To Be Shakespeare
To Be Shakespeare Or Not To Be Shakespeare
To Be Shakespeare, Or Not To Be Shakespeare, That Is The Question Kenneth Branaugh may have had the script of William Shakespeare¹s Hamlet spoken down to every last thee and thou, but one must remember that this is Hamlet through Branaugh¹s eyes, not Shakespeare¹s. Therefore, dismissing obvious additions made for adapting the play to film, such as having a real castle instead of a stage, it is possible to observe the unique characters, interpretations, actions, and setting that make this versio
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda Bires 2 4/13/96 Hamlet’s Madness `What is madness? Is someone mad merely because they are different, and do they in return see the same about the world? The dictionary defines madness as, “1. the state of being mad; insanity. 2. senseless folly. 3. frenzy; rage. 4. intense excitement or hilarity.” Though is there a difference between madness and wrath or rage? Was Hamlet mad, or was it one big act in order to give reason for his irrational actions and to keep his vengeful motives confiden
Hamlet In His Right Minds Eye
Hamlet In His Right Minds Eye
Hamlet: In His Right Mind’s Eye Crazy, or not crazy- That is the question. The matter of Hamlet’s so called madness, has been an item of debate since the first performance, and will probably be a continuing argument well into the future. I believe Hamlet was not crazy, because he proves to be in complete control of his psyche in several parts of the play. These three reasons are the main points of argument for Hamlet’s sanity. His behaviors is only erratic in front of certain people, he shows l
A hero is defined by Websters dictionary as a courageous valorous
A hero is defined by Websters dictionary as a courageous valorous
A hero is defined by Websters dictionary as a “courageous, valorous man.” There are many people in history that society deems or defines as “heroes”. An example of a hero from our past is Martin Luther King Jr.. He went against all odds in his fight for freedom. There are fictional heroes that can be considered heroes as well. Superman and his antics in saving the planet are in many ways considered heroism. Many sports stars and actors are considered by many as heroic figures. Mario Lemiux won
Was Hamlet Mad
Was Hamlet Mad
Was Hamlet Mad? Hamlet is a complex character in the play. His character is always changing in some way, and he never seems to be the same person. In some scenes, he appears to be mad, while in others he is perfectly sane. Therefore, a question that has become a major argument for those who analyze the Shakespearean text is : was Hamlet mad or sane in the play? There are several arguments as to why Hamlet was mad. The first occurrence of his madness is found after his encounter with the ghost,
Is Laertes really a foil to Hamlet
Is Laertes really a foil to Hamlet
Is Laertes really a foil to Hamlet? In Hamlet, common opinion states that Shakespeare probably created Laertes as a foil to Hamlet. A foil is a character whose traits are opposite of those of another character and who thus points out to the reader the strengths and weaknesses of another character. Laertes and Hamlet have much in common; they have deep love for Ophelia, desire for revenge at any cost, and similar association with their families, but as foil characters they handle themselves diff
Act 1
Act 1
Act 1 Characters: Ghost – ghost of hamlet, the former king of Denmark. Claudius – King of Denmark, the former King’s Brother. Gertrude – Queen of Denmark, the widow of the former King and now the wife of Claudius. Hamlet – Prince of Denmark, son of the late King and of Gertrude. Polonius – councillor to the king. Laertes – his son. Ophelia – his daughter. Reynaldo – his servant. Horatio – Hamlet’s friend and fellow student Voltimand Cornelius Rosencrantz Guildenstern Members of the Danish Court
Method in the Madness Hamlets Sanity Supported Through His Relation to
Method in the Madness Hamlets Sanity Supported Through His Relation to
Method in the Madness: Hamlet’s Sanity Supported Through His Relation to Ophelia and Edgar’s Relation to Lear In both Hamlet and King Lear, Shakespeare incorporates a theme of madness with two characters: one truly mad, and one only acting mad to serve a motive. The madness of Hamlet is frequently disputed. This paper argues that the contrapuntal character in each play, namely Ophelia in Hamlet and Edgar in King Lear, acts as a balancing argument to the other character’s madness or sanity. King
Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch A spectre is haunting pop culture - the spectre of The Scream, Edvard Munch's 1893 painting of a wild-eyed figure on a bridge, hands clapped to his head, mouth contorted in a silent shriek of angst and anomie. The tormented face of one man's despair and alienation, set against the social fragmentation and moral vertigo of the last fin-de-siecle, has been resurrected and pressed into service, through pop-culture pastiche and parody, as the poster child for self-mocking millennial anx
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet For all its preoccupation with crime, treachery and death, Hamlet is a fundamentally optimistic play. Discuss. Hamlet is a play which is mainly based around these three themes of crime, treachery and death. Although these themes would be considered by many as negative issues, there is more to this play then meets the eye, and a person must really scrutinize it to discover the true idea behind this story. DEATH CRIME These topics arise most frequently in this tale. In the first scene of Ha
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The Role of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince Hamlet replaces the letter that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are carrying to England with a forgery of his own making, thus sending these two men to their deaths. He does this without giving it a second thought and never suffers from any guilt or remorse for his actions. Considering that these two men were friends from his youth, this would at first glance seem to reflect poorly on his character. However, one must c
Hamlet Notes
Hamlet Notes
Hamlet Notes Act I, scene i On a dark winter night outside Elsinore Castle in Denmark, an officer named Bernardo comes to relieve the watchman Francisco. In the heavy darkness, the men cannot see each other. Bernardo hears a footstep near him and cries, Who's there? After both men ensure that the other is also a watchman, they relax. Cold, tired, and apprehensive from his many hours of guarding the castle, Francisco thanks Bernardo and prepares to go home and go to bed. Shortly thereafter, Berna
An exploration of the ways Shakespeare presents fatherson relationship
An exploration of the ways Shakespeare presents fatherson relationship
An exploration of the ways Shakespeare presents father/son relationships in the play Hamlet. Ideal paternal relationships are made up of loyalty and respect from both the father and the son. The two care for each other and those around them in their family. In the play Hamlet, there are three father/son relationships. The first is between Old Hamlet, in the form of the ghost, and Young Hamlet. Another is between Polonius, the King’s adviser and Laertes. The last is between two Norwegians, Old Fo
The Theme of Actors and Acting in Hamlet
The Theme of Actors and Acting in Hamlet
The Theme of Actors and Acting in Hamlet. Many would perceive madness and corruption to play the most influential role in Hamlet. However, it could be argued that the central theme in the tragedy is Shakespeare's presentation of actors and acting and the way it acts as a framework on which madness and corruption are built. Shakespeare manifests the theme of actors and acting in the disassembly of his characters, the façades that the individuals assume and the presentation of the `play within a p
Biographical Preface
Biographical Preface
Biographical Preface English 12 4 April 1997 On July third of nineteen thirty seven, in Zlin, Czechoslovakia, a boy was born by the name of Tomas Straussler. Tomas was born onto Eugene Straussler and Martha Stoppard. Later in his life Tomas took his mother’s last name and shortened his first name to Tom. His father was a physician. When his father was killed by the Nazis the rest of the family fled to the far East. Tom went to school in Darjeeling, India. There his mother met a British officer w
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Hamlet by Shakespeare Hamlet's Sanity Hamlet appears to be insane, after Polonius's death, in act IV scene II. There are indications, though, that persuade me to think other wise. Certainly, Hamlet has plenty of reasons to be insane at this point. His day has been hectic--he finally determined Claudius had killed his father, the chance to kill Claudius confronted him, he comes very close to convincing Gertrude that Claudius killed his father, he accidentally kills Polonius, and finally the ghost
Laertes and Hamlet both display impulsive reactions when
Laertes and Hamlet both display impulsive reactions when
Laertes and Hamlet both display impulsive reactions when angered. Once Laertes discovers his father has been murdered Laertes immediately assumes the slayer is Claudius. As a result of Laertes\'s speculation he instinctively moves to avenge Polonius\'s death. \To hell, allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation: to this point I stand, that both worlds I give to negligence, let come what comes; only I\'ll be revenged most thoroughly fo
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there has been countless antiheroic characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hood and ... By literary definition, an antihero is the hero of the play or novel, but has negative attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero such as Superman. Such negative aspects may inclu
TWO CRITICAL IDEAS ABOUT HAMLET
TWO CRITICAL IDEAS ABOUT HAMLET
TWO CRITICAL IDEAS ABOUT HAMLET Throughout many years there have been many critics who have criticized Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Some critics of Hamlet viewed the character Hamlet as being evil, while others viewed the character hamlet as being good and healthy. This essay will discuss and explain two critical ideas, and whether I agree or disagree with the critics. In The Embassy of Death: An essay on Hamlet, published in 1930 in the volume entitled The Wheel of Fire, William Knight arg
Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy The Shakespearean tragedy has a predictable pattern: It centers around the life of a hero, who is always someone of great standing, someone exceptional and unusual. There is a reverse of fortune and the hero falls from the position of man who has everything to a man who has less than nothing. The hero is always portrayed in the hyperbole and everything is in a grand scale. When he sacrifices he sacrifices everything and his reach always exceeds his grasp. This exaggeration
Shakespears Hamlet Investigating Hamlet's Insanity
Shakespears Hamlet Investigating Hamlet's Insanity
Shakespear’s “Hamlet” : Investigating Hamlet's Insanity Nicolas Hutchison Mrs. Bruce 10/11/98 Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, and hardest to perform. The reason it is so hard to perform is because of the main character Hamlet. Hamlet is an easily liked character that must revenge his father’s death. He is forced to act insane in order to find out the truth of his father’s death. Hamlet does an excellent job of acting insane, so good, in fact, that it is questioned if he was ac
Hamlet's tragedy is a tragedy of failure-the failure of a man placed i
Hamlet's tragedy is a tragedy of failure-the failure of a man placed i
Hamlet's tragedy is a tragedy of failure-the failure of a man placed in critical circumstances to deal successfully with those circumstances. In some ways, Hamlet reminds us of Brutus in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Hamlet and Brutus are both good men who live in trying times; both are intellectual, even philosophical; both men want to do the right thing; both men intellectualize over what the right thing is; neither man yields to passion. But here the comparison ends, for though both Brutus
Throughout the play of Hamlet there is a theme of death that permeates
Throughout the play of Hamlet there is a theme of death that permeates
Throughout the play of Hamlet, there is a theme of death that permeates the play. Beginning with the death of the king, the entire story contains one death after another, and shows Hamlet's ever-changing view of death. As he watches the people around him die, Hamlet's feelings towards death vary and affect his attitude as a whole. This theme of death can be easily traced through the play. The first manifestation of death is the appearance of the ghost of the dead king, Hamlet's father. When the
The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark a Later Tragedy
The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark a Later Tragedy
The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (a Later Tragedy) - the longest Shakespeare play by number of lines (3929) Hamlet is the son of the late King Hamlet (of Denmark), who died two months before the start of the play. After King Hamlet's death, his brother, Claudius, becomes king, and marries King Hamlet's widow, Gertrude (Queen of Denmark). Young Hamlet fears that Claudius killed his own brother (Hamlet's father) to become king of Denmark, greatly angering Hamlet. Two officers, Ma
There could arguably be several factors contributing to the madness of
There could arguably be several factors contributing to the madness of
There could arguably be several factors contributing to the madness of Ophelia and Hamlet. The death of Polonius, is the most obvious reason for insanity in both. A second reason could be the recent loss of a loved one in Hamlet’s father’s death, and the resulting marriage of Hamlet’s mother and uncle. The reason for insanity in both Ophelia and Hamlet will scrupulously be looked upon in the ensuing paragraphs. A theme of the entire play could be seen as Hamlet being used by his father for just
Claudius the King
Claudius the King
Claudius the King? 12-16-98, Per. 1 Character Essay Evil is a powerful force. It causes people to become corrupt and to have the ability to corrupt others. If a corrupt leader runs a nation it will coincidentally become corrupt. This is evident in modern society and even fictionally based dramas. An exemplification of this would be William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In Hamlet, the most corrupt character is Claudius, the newly appointed king of Denmark. He took the throne on dishonest terms and had to
Appearance Vs Reality In Hamlet
Appearance Vs Reality In Hamlet
Appearance Vs. Reality In Hamlet Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet a play that tells the story of a young prince who's father recently died. Hamlets uncle Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things within
Apperence Vs Reality
Apperence Vs Reality
Apperence Vs. Reality Hamlet one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet a play that tells the story of a young prince who's father recently died. Hamlets uncle Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appearance versus reality. Things within the play a
Hamlet
Hamlet
hamlet Hamlet One of the most unique elements of the Hamlet character is that he is so human. Many types of readers can identify with him. Hamlet is imperfect, and he is fretful. Hamlet has human properties, and it is his humanity that I intend to explore. Indeed it is these human qualities and imperfections that make his story so tragic. Another tragic part of the play is the plays irony. Irony is an important tool in the hands of the playwright to achieve both comical and/or dramatic effect. T
More Hamlet
More Hamlet
More Hamlet Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases, which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or audience to think. They are able to show a double meaning that not all people would pick up on, which is the
The Unprincipled Family
The Unprincipled Family
The Unprincipled Family The Unprincipled Family Fredrick Per8 Interrelated arts The dangerous relationship of Claudius, the king, and Hamlet, the king’s nephew and stepson, contain two elements that are pervasive enough to categorize it as such. Treachery and paranoia are those traits. Treachery is one of the basic unprinciples of the relationship, as is shown in the scene of the fencing match and the planning that goes around it. In a scene that relates to the planning of the match itself, the
The Mad Hamlet
The Mad Hamlet
The Mad Hamlet The Mad Hamlet William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, Prince of Denmark . Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy. William Shakespeare was born 1564 and died 1616. William Shakespeare himself, was one of the greatest play writers of all times. Hamlet was an odd character in the play because of the way he acted. Hamlet is intelligent, mad, and selfish. Hamlet is a very intelligent character. Claudius and Polonius planned to send Hamlet to England to be put to death, escorted by Rosencran
Hamlet's Madness
Hamlet's Madness
Hamlet's Madness `What is madness? Is someone mad merely because they are different, and do they in return see the same about the world? The dictionary defines madness as, “1. the state of being mad; insanity. 2. senseless folly. 3. frenzy; rage. 4. intense excitement or hilarity.” Though is there a difference between madness and wrath or rage? Was Hamlet mad, or was it one big act in order to give reason for his irrational actions and to keep his vengeful motives confidential? In Shakespeare's
Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 - Compare Hamlet's Reaction to Arrival of Rosencr
Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 - Compare Hamlet's Reaction to Arrival of Rosencr
Hamlet: Act 2 Scene 2 - Compare Hamlet's Reaction to Arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and To the Players Yin Choi Compare Hamlet's reaction to the arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with his reaction to the arrival of the Playyers. Account for his reactions. By comparing Hamlet's reaction to the arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with his reaction to the arrival of the Players, we can observe the different perspectives of Hamlet's character. His reaction to the arrival of his ol
Hamlet Growing Pains
Hamlet Growing Pains
Hamlet: Growing Pains In the epic tragedy Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Prince Hamlet is entrapped in a world of evil that is not of his own creation. He must oppose this evil, which permeates his seemingly star-struck life from many angles. His dealings with his father's eerie death cause Hamlet to grow up fast. His family, his sweetheart, and his school friends all appear to turn against him and to ally themselves with the evil predicament in which Hamlet finds himself. Hamlet makes multiple
Hamlet Inner Turmoil
Hamlet Inner Turmoil
Hamlet: Inner Turmoil Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play…to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or audience to think. They are able to show a double meaning that not all people would pick up on, whi
Hamlet Was He Mad
Hamlet Was He Mad
Hamlet: Was He Mad? For centuries, scholars have been debating the issue on whether Hamlet - the prince of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet - was mad. This question is not as easy as it sounds to answer; this is due to the fact that there are numerous arguments to support both sides of the issue. For many reasons, it is easy to believe that Hamlet was indeed mad. After all, Hamlet's behavior throughout most of the play is extremely erratic and violent. However, there is another way to look a