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Hamlet by William Shakespeare in Deconstruction

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

We won't rehash the plot of this analyzed-to-death tragedy, except to say that its plot isn't what's most important to deconstructionists. Yes, Derrida does make a big deal out of the appearances of the Ghost in Specters of Marx. He makes an even bigger deal, though, of one key sentence of Hamlet's. Read on for more, intrepid Shmoopers.