2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Hamlet and Kanye West: A Comparison
Luis A. Ortiz
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Though centuries apart, the fictional character of Hamlet and the real life twenty-first century singer, Kanye West invite a comparison. Is Hamlet's madness feigned? Is Kanye West merely playing a persona? This essay will examine the question of "appearance versus reality" in the portrayal of Hamlet and Kanye West to explore the ways in which the answer may lie somewhere in-between the two extremes.

Keywords: Shakespeare, Hamlet, Kanye , West, English, Analysis, Comparison, Modern

Topic(s):English
Classics
Medieval Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -4
Location: MG 1000
Time: 10:15

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