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Eng 102 - Hamlet (Grigg)

This guide is designed to help you complete Ms. Grigg's Hamlet research paper in English 102.

Death in Hamlet - Shakespearean Criticism

Death in Hamlet
Shakespearean Criticism contains several relevant articles discussing death in Hamlet.

  • Volume 1, pages 144, 153, 188, 198, 221, 242
  • Volume 13, pages 502
  • Volume 28, pages 280, 311
  • Volume 35, page 241
  • Volume 42, page 284
  • Volume 60, pages 71, 91, 194
  • Volume 92, page 52
  • Volume 103, page 43
  • Volume 107, page 171
  • Volume 111, page 185
  • Volume 117, page 30
  • Volume 120, page 167, 185, 240
  • Volume 147, page 186
  • Volume 162, page 148
  • Volume 164, pages 24 and 34
  • Volume 178, pages 180, 193, 210, 232, 249
  • Volume 197, pages 35, 85, 122, 176, 249 

Directions:

  • Click the link above
  • Click Shakespearean Criticism
  • Locate volume number and click to open
  • Click "Volume Table of Contents"
  • Click Introduction
  • In the page number box, type the page number you would like to view and click go

Helpful Hints on Searching Shakespearean Criticism...

For a particular theme in a Shakespeare play, the Shakespearean Criticism reference set has a "Cumulative Topic Index, by Play." It is organized by play and underneath each play, gives various topics with the volumes and page #'s that refer to that play and that topic. When doing research on themes in Shakespearean Criticism, you may need to look under different headings.

Shakespearean Criticism also has a "Cumulative Character Index" and "Cumulative Topic Index" organized by topic and then broken down by play. These indexes are at the back of every volume.

Library databases are also helpful for finding information on a particular theme in a Shakespeare play. For information specifically on the theme of "death," go to the library homepage; select the link for Literary Criticism under Topic Databases on the right-hand column. Start with Gale Literature Resource Center and key in "Hamlet and Shakespeare and death." This search lists 4,000+ articles of literary criticism.