Today, you’re going to be comparing a passage from the Roman epic, the Aeneid to a passage from Act Two of Hamlet, using an AP-style prompt as a lens for reading.
The purpose of this lesson is to understand how studying the origins of allusions can lead to a richer, more complex analysis of the text.
Don’t forget to read and annotate act three of your chosen Shakespeare play for Monday!
Hi folks! Today, we’re going to study character relationships, specifically the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia.
First, I’ll give you a quick recap of Act Two.
Next, we’re going to watch this brief clip of Hamlet saying his famous, “To Be or Nor To Be” soliloquy. Watch and consider what frame of mind he seems to be in.
Next, you’ll read and annotate the passage immediately following this soliloquy. It’s a scene between Hamlet and Ophelia.
Don’t forget to read and annotate Act Two for tomorrow!
It’s time for a “fun” day.
We’re going to watch the Reduced Shakespeare company’s version of Hamlet.
We’re also going to watch the Simpsons parody of it.
But first, let’s look at this fake Facebook page.
Today you will get 40 minutes to write your Hamlet essay in a timed environment.
The good news is it’s only a rough draft. You get to take it home with you and fix it up before you submit the final draft.
Today, we are wrapping up our discussion of Hamlet by completing the following activities:
In groups, you will each be assigned an act. On a white board, write down motifs (remember, a motif is a symbol that is recurring).
We will also be discussing how Fortinbras and Laertes can serve as foils (a character who contrasts with another character – typically the protagonist – in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character) for Hamlet.
Finally, let’s discuss the following essential questions for this unit:
How does the dramatic context shape our understanding of the piece?
How does the playwright create meaning through dramatic devices?
How does Hamlet represent the tragic hero?
Be prepared to write in a timed format tomorrow over the Hamlet passage you chose.
Today you will be discussing the final act of Hamlet in Shakespearean seminars.
You will also be writing an essay over Hamlet. Here are the requirements: Hamlet Poetic Analysis of a Passage
Don’t forget: MWDS for Hamlet is due tomorrow.
Today, our leaders of Act Four are going to engage groups in a discussion of the text.
Don’t forget to read a section of your Romantic texts and complete the prose analysis handout. Lit Circle #2 is tomorrow.