I saw an old skull obviously from a previously dug grave, who in no other then Yorick, a court jester. The four who die in the play's last scene likewise die in some logical or motivated manner.
With either choice, also answer question 3.
What is the meaning of the enigmatic riddle in line Is it possible that my mother is finished grieving? Horatio and I are now convinced of Claudius' guilt. Write in analysis form with paragraphing: Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain!
I have escaped from England, by switching the initial letter for one of my own letting me off the hook. Some critics argue that these lines show she shares, or suspects, Claudius's secret, and is complicit in her first husband's murder.
Does his attitude come from concern for her or from something else? Consider his allusive punning, his imagery, and his diction. It has been one month since and my father's brother; Claudius is to be wedded with my mother.
Write at least two well-developed paragraphs analyzing the character of Hamlet thus far in the play. You will find much of his meaning in the patterns created by the diction, the rhetorical questions, the catalog of provocative, insulting actions, and the imagery.
What effect is Claudius trying to create with these contrasts? Paragraph 2 Write a personal reaction to the 3 interpretations. In hushed tones, they discuss the apparition they have seen for the past two nights, and which they now hope to show Horatio: She promises to lie to Claudius about my mad intentions.
We witness only the death of Polonius. My father has chosen to show to warn me about the unfaithful deeds.
That was not meant to be him, but just Claudius was all who I looked for. Label each response with act and scene number and any line numbers applicable, and the kind of annotative response choice you are writing.
He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty and appal the free, Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed The very faculties of eyes and ears.
Consider his diction carefully, especially the words craven, scruple, and precisely.
Forbes-Robertson, JohnstonHamlet berates himself: I am now mad, for that will be the explanation which people will say in my defense. In other words, you have to bring them to class to be able to read them.
Who calls me villain? Then analyze the two comments Hamlet makes about the glory of being a king. Bernardo and Marcellus have urged Horatio to stand watch with them, because they believe they have something shocking to show him.
I am guilt stricken. Extra credit for up to 6 pts. He has just witnessed Ophelia's descent into madness. Does my father lie in purgatory? Tone is best expressed with complexity more than one tone word. Whose grave is being prepared. It is significant that they both lie to each other.
He wants revenge as so do I. Could I have been the one who brought this upon Ophelia? The King is a thing--"?King Claudius, as seen in William Shakespeare’s "Hamlet", is both intelligent and well-spoken, two traits that, put together, complement his manipulative and dangerous nature.
In fact though, it is his conscience that makes Claudius. Hamlet Journals - Act One That it should come to this! But two months dead: nay, not so much, not two: So excellent a king; that was, to this, Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my mother.
Hamlet Reader Response Journals There are several possibilities for your Hamlet reader response journals.
Please keep in mind that I grade on. Hamlet fascinates audiences with his ambivalence about revenge and the uncertainty over how much of his madness is feigned and how much genuine. Falstaff would not be beloved if, in addition to being genial, openhearted, and witty, he were not also boisterous, cowardly, and, ultimately, poignant.
Founded in by the Shakespeare Association of America, Shakespeare Quarterly is a refereed journal committed to publishing articles in the vanguard of Shakespeare studies. Submissions are double blinded. Hamlet Journals - Act One That it should come to this! But two months dead: nay, not so much, not two: So excellent a king; that was, to this.Download