Hamlet - The thoughts and enigmatic soliloquies

Brian Højberg Jensen, Freja Astrid Petersen, Edith Fabritius Tvede & Kamilla Leider Otte

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


1. Abstract This project is about putting the play Hamlet into a historical context. This study examines the use of metaphors in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Among theory and method used in this project, are the tools of micro-strategies within the field of translation, and the origin of the play, Gesta Danorum, that has been compared to the conflicts of the play to establish original Shakespearean elements. The play is analyzed in view of the cultural environment in which it was written. The main conclusion is that in the Danish translations some metaphors have gained a new meaning, and that the language of and the play itself are saturated with views from the culture of the time in which it is written.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato17 jan. 2012
VejledereEbbe Klitgård


  • Hamlet
  • Elizabethan
  • Translation