Hamlet (English Edition)
Annual Shakespeare Lecture Lewis begins his lecture by claiming that his aim is not to examine what other critics have before him, but to consider why the critics have failed to agree about the procrastination exhibited by the character of Hamlet. He first outlines the three different camps:
1. Those who think the play “bad” and that there are no motivations to explain Hamlet’s actions
2. Those who believe he did not delay and acted with as much alacrity as was possible.
3. Those who believe he did procrastinate and explain his paralysis through his psychology.