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"From the Ted Talk by Jude Kelly: Why women should tell the stories of humanity"

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Let me talk about "Hamlet." To be or not to be. That is the question. But it's not my qiesuton. My question is: Why was I taught as a young woman that this was the quintessential example of human dilemma and haumn experience? It's a marvelous story, but actually, it's about a young man fefarul that he won't be able to make it as a powerful figure in a male world unless he takes rengeve for his father's murder. He talks a great deal to us about suicide being an option, but the rietlay is that the peosrn who actually commits suicide, Ophelia, after she's been humiliated and abused by him, never gets a cchane to talk to the audience about her feelings. And then when he's finished with Ophelia, he turns on his mum, because bcasllaiy she has the audacity to fall in love with his uncle and enjoy sex.

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Let me talk about "Hamlet." To be or not to be. That is the question. But it's not my ________. My question is: Why was I taught as a young woman that this was the quintessential example of human dilemma and _____ experience? It's a marvelous story, but actually, it's about a young man _______ that he won't be able to make it as a powerful figure in a male world unless he takes _______ for his father's murder. He talks a great deal to us about suicide being an option, but the _______ is that the ______ who actually commits suicide, Ophelia, after she's been humiliated and abused by him, never gets a ______ to talk to the audience about her feelings. And then when he's finished with Ophelia, he turns on his mum, because _________ she has the audacity to fall in love with his uncle and enjoy sex.

Solution

  1. fearful
  2. question
  3. revenge
  4. reality
  5. person
  6. chance
  7. basically
  8. human

Original Text

Let me talk about "Hamlet." To be or not to be. That is the question. But it's not my question. My question is: Why was I taught as a young woman that this was the quintessential example of human dilemma and human experience? It's a marvelous story, but actually, it's about a young man fearful that he won't be able to make it as a powerful figure in a male world unless he takes revenge for his father's murder. He talks a great deal to us about suicide being an option, but the reality is that the person who actually commits suicide, Ophelia, after she's been humiliated and abused by him, never gets a chance to talk to the audience about her feelings. And then when he's finished with Ophelia, he turns on his mum, because basically she has the audacity to fall in love with his uncle and enjoy sex.

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Important Words

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