Comparison Of "Fall Of Man" And "Hamlet"

The medieval traditions shown in the "Fall of Man" were very
apparent in Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. It is not known whether or not
Shakespeare ever read the "Fall of Man", and it does not matter, for the
effects and influence of the “Fall of Man” on Shakespeare's writing is very
obvious when the plots of both stories are examined. Both are written in
archaic form, as well as with a very strict rhyme scheme. “The Fall of Man”
is a tragedy, the same as Hamlet. The reaches of the medieval writings
grasp deep into Shakespeare's characters, with common characteristics
shared between the characters in “The Fall of Man” and Hamlet. Even
further, Shakespeare's audience would have had to ...

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these are both examples from “The Fall of Man”. The breaks in this pattern
are quite often put there for emphasis on a line, word or point trying to
be made. Shakespeare also has a common amount of syllables, ten per line,
with a break in pattern for emphasizes, for example: “He hath, my lord,
wrung from me my slow leave”[I, II, 61], or “Aha boy, say'st thou so? Art
thou there, true”[I, V, 72] These schemes are found throughout both plays.
It is evident that Shakespeare learned this technique from medieval
writings such as “The Fall of Man”.
The other very clear effect of medieval writing on Shakespeare is
the similar plots. "The Fall of Man" is a tragedy relating the sad story
of Adam and Eve and the deception of them by the "A worme that wotith wele…
"[line 54] or the serpent. In Hamlet, which is also a tragedy, Hamlet the
king of Denmark is killed by his brother, who then marries the Queen.
Claudius the brother of the king deceives the kingdom, and ...

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