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‘And Reason Panders Will’: Another Look at Hamlet’s Analysis Paralysis

  • Neema Parvini

Abstract

Hamlet is a character who resists human nature, his own nature, because he consistently tries to avoid relying on intuition by pre-meditating and reasoning through all of his decisions. He plans most of his actions; he calculates risks and weighs up benefits against costs. He does whatever he can to be driven by his intellect rather than by his emotions. But, of course, this endeavour fails utterly. This chapter provides close readings of some of Hamlet’s key decisions in a bid to come to an understanding of one of literature’s greatest enigmas.

Keywords

Pure Reason Conscious Attention Plural Pronoun Possessive Pronoun Modern Psychology 
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© Neema Parvini 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neema Parvini
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  1. 1.University of SurreyUK

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