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.