Reading Journal

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Essay #: 068952
Total text length is 14,636 characters (approximately 10.1 pages).

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Reading Journal
1.Shakespeare, William, Hamlet. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Title of work
Hamlet
Author
William Shakespeare
Date of original publication
1603
Unfamiliar words – see dictionary
Daggers
Time of story
Early 17th Century
Locations in story
A castle in Denmark
Main characters:
Names(s)
Age
Social/economic class
Religion
Race
1.Hamlet/16-17 (some say 30)/ Royal Family/Christian/Caucasian
2.Claudius/elderly/royal family/Christian/Caucasian
3.The Ghost/dead/royal family/Christian/Caucasian
Important minor characters (if any)
Ophelia, Fontinbras
Theme/central idea
Constant uncertainty in Hamlet’s judgment
Tone (humorous, tragic, indifferent, satirical, etc.)
Tragic and despairing
Major metaphors
The Ghost as a symbol of...
The end:
.....ry
None
Locations in story
Maine—Kings home state
Main characters:
Names(s)
Age
Social/economic class
Religion
Race
Stephen King/60s/ Upper Class/ unknown/Caucasian
Important minor characters (if any)
None
Theme/central idea
Collings theme defines the dynamic and diverse array of novel form that King used within the horror genre
Tone (humorous, tragic, indifferent, satirical, etc.)
Critical
Major metaphors
Collings points out that King’s attention to details in his novel reflect drama, insight, and realism in the horror genre.
Successful or unsuccessful? Critical opinion, based on evidence
Yes, Collings defines that King is more than a horror genre writer—in that he was capable of being an excellent novel writer without this categorization.