Shakespeare Notes • William had twins – Hamnet and Judith – Hamnet died at eleven • “Action is eloquence and the eyes of the ignorant more learned than the ears.” • Hard at the time • Lets = Hinder • A = He • Cousin = Kinsman
Shakespeare Notes • Polysyllabic, Latinate words = strange during his own time • William made up his own words • Assassination, bedroom, countless, fashionable, frugal, laughable, lonely, useful, successful
Hamlet Vocabulary Act 1 + 2 • 1. usurp – v. to seize; to confiscate • 2. portentous – adj. foreboding; threatening; sinister • 3. visage – n. the face or facial expression of a person • 4. requite – v. to avenge • 5. discretion – n. permission to make decisions with own judgement
Hamlet Vocabulary Act 1 + 2 • 6. precept – n. rule; principle • 7. pernicious – adj. deadly • 8. sovereign – adj. absolute; total undisputed / n. a king; a monarch • 9. rogue – n. villain; fiend; scoundrel • 10. paragon – n. perfect example; model; standard
Hamlet Act 1 • Like - likeness, unlikeness • Part – particular, impart, in part, a part • “no more like my father/than I to Hercules” • Old Hamlet = Claudius • And old Hamlet = young Hamlet • Then? • Oedipal/Psychoanalytical Analysis
Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1 - Characters • Barnardo • Francisco • Horatio • Marcellus • Ghost
Act 1 Scene 2 Characters • Claudius • Gertrude • Polonius • Laerters • Hamlet • Cornelius • Voltemand
Act III and IV Vocabulary • 1. calamity – n. disaster; cause of great distress • 2. dejected – adj. depressed; disheartened • 3. clemency – n. leniency; mercy • 4. bulwark – n. anything serving as a defense against an attack • 5. mandate – n. a command; a decree
Act III and IV Vocabulary (cont.) • 6. discord – n. lack of agreement • 7. imminent – adj. about to happen • 8. conjectures – n. guesses; suppositions • 9. incensed – adj. angered; infuriated • 10 abate – v. to lessen; to decrease
Homework (assigned 4/12) • Letter of Intent – Due 4/20 • Research Paragraph w/ Works Cited – MLA Format – Due 4/20 • Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1 – Due Wed. 4/14
Act 3+4 Quiz Period 1/3 • 1. T/F - Claudius doesn’t get upset the first time the “King’s” murder is enacted on stage. • 2. T/F - Claudius admits that he murdered his brother. • 3. T/F - Hamlet has a chance to to kill Claudius, but he doesn’t. • 4. T/F - Laertes barges in Elsinore with a group of supporters. • 5. T/F - En route to England, Hamlet was captured by pirates. • 6. What are Laerte’s and Claudius’s plans for getting revenge on Hamlet? • 7. What tragic news does Gertude tell Claudius and Laertes?
Act 3+4 Quiz Period 4/6 • 1. T/F - Claudius gets upset the first time the “King’s” murder is enacted on stage. • 2. T/F - Claudius never admits that he murdered his brother. • 3. T/F - Hamlet tries to kill Claudius when the first opportunity arises. • 4. T/F - Laertes barges in Elsinore by himself. • 5. T/F - En route to England, Hamlet was captured by the Polish army. • 6. What are Laerte’s and Claudius’s plans for getting revenge on Hamlet? • 7. What tragic news does Gertude tell Claudius and Laertes? .
Hamlet Essay • Thesis • Brainstorm/Find Quotes • Outline • Color Coded Essay • First Paragraph • Green – Introduction • No specific quotes, just your hook, thesis, and 2-3 sentences stating the big, broad ideas of your essay.
Introduction - Green • The real setting of Hamlet is in the mind. (Hook). Because of Hamlet’s introspective nature, the arena of action in this play lies within the intellect rather than in physical action (Thesis). Throughout the play, the Prince of Denmark holds off on his revenge and instead gets caught up in his head. Hamlet’s real conflicts are in his mind
Hamlet Essay - Body • Body (2-3 paragraphs) • First 1-2 sentences of body paragraphs are yellow (evidence) • Set up the quote with explanation, then give a short quote or specific paraphrase from the play. • Use in-text citation (MLA Format) • Follow a quote with at least two sentences of red (explanation). Explain how that evidence supports your thesis.
Hamlet Essay – Body – Yellow and Red • Later in the play (transition), Hamlet has the perfect opportunity for gaining his revenge, but he over thinks it. Hamlet, with his sword drawn says, “Now might I do it, but now ‘a is a-praying./And now I’ll do ‘t, and so ‘a goes to Heaven,/And so am I revenged. That would be scanned.” (3.3.75-77) • When Hamlet says “scanned,” he means that this situation requires careful examination. He has the chance to take action, but yet again, Hamlet decides to think it through. He debates with himself
Hamlet Essay – Closing Paragraph • The closing is green • Paraphrase your thesis • Summarize the main points of the essay • Give your own personal closing thoughts • Physical action is secondary to the conflict that takes place within the mind in Hamlet. Prince Hamlet struggles with indecisiveness throughout this tragedy. He would have benefited greatly from therapy.
Hamlet Essay Choices • Using only Hamlet’s soliloquies (when he is speaking to himself), make a case for Hamlet being either sane or mad. (No higher than a B) • How does the illusion versus reality theme (what seems as opposed to what is) affect the characters in the play? • Examine the influence of accidents or chance compared to the concept of fate in the play. (Hints: What fate does Hamlet discuss in the graveyard scene? What characters are most influenced by accidents in the play?) • What do the motifs of illness and disease, animals, blood, harlotry, unweeded gardens, hell and the devil, and/or time being out of joint represent in Hamlet?
Using only Hamlet’s soliloquies (when he is speaking to himself), make a case for Hamlet being either sane or mad. (No higher than a B)
How does the illusion versus reality theme (what seems as opposed to what is) affect the characters in the play?
Examine the influence of accidents or chance compared to the concept of fate in the play. (Hints: What fate does Hamlet discuss in the graveyard scene? What characters are most influenced by accidents in the play?)
What do the motifs of illness and disease, animals, blood, harlotry, unweeded gardens, hell and the devil, and/or time being out of joint represent in Hamlet?
Hamlet Essay • First Draft – Due Today • First Draft – up to a C • Second Draft – Due Tuesday • Typed • Revised/Edited
Hamlet Essay • Up to a B • First draft, second draft typed • Up to an A • Outline, first draft, second draft typed • At least one paragraph needs two yellows (evidence) and four reds (explanations) • MLA Format
MLA FORMAT! Header Heading Title (center – no bold underline) Indent Spell Check –duh In text citation “To be or not to be.” (3.3.50-62)
Hamlet Final • Study characters, plot, themes, motifs from the play • Multiple choice, matching, true/false • Tuesday-periods 1, 3 • Wednesday – periods 4, 6
Hamlet Facebook Project – Pd. 1 • Hamlet – Celina, Megan • Gertrude – Royce, Kyle, Nate • Claudius – Esther, Cody, Bryson • Polonius – Kasey F. Christian N. • Ophelia – Heaven, Alex,McKenzie • Horatio – Lauren’s group • Laertes – Shawn B. • Rosencrantz – Hyo, Tracy
Hamlet Facebook Project – Pd. 3 • Hamlet – Nick, Brit, Chayla - Spencer • Gertrude – Jess, Jeff, Bryce • Claudius – Yusuke, Brent, Robert - Evan • Polonius – Crystal, Tofi, Ang, • Ophelia – Yumi, Ayato - Nikayla • Horatio – Sam, Tyler, Keven • Laertes – Cheyenne, Mehaley • Rosencrantz – Shin, Cristi, Nick
Hamlet Facebook Project – Pd. 4 • Hamlet • Gertrude • Claudius • Polonius • Ophelia • Horatio • Laertes • Rosencrantz
Hamlet Facebook Project – Pd. 6 • Hamlet • Gertrude • Claudius • Polonius • Ophelia • Horatio • Laertes • Rosencrantz
Hamlet Facebook Project • Up to a C = Incomplete, erroneous, sloppy • Up to a B = Completed “Hard Copy” cut and paste done in class • Up to an A = Completed hard copy and completed online profile – email me the link firstname.lastname@example.org • Due 5/24 -5/25 (first day of the last week of school) • You can turn it in early if you want.
Hamlet Facebook Project • Be creative – use the text, but you can fill in “pukas” by using your reasoning and creativity. Just be reasonable - You could justify Hamlet’s favorite television show is ….? Or Ophelia’s favorite song is…?
Hamlet Facebook Project • Layout • I’m cool with you basing it on other platforms • Hard Copy • Hand written is okay • Make it nice (color, neat, etc.) • You’ll have to print pictures Hard Copy – In class
Hamlet Facebook Project Myspace Facebook Twitter
Hamlet Facebook Project • Minimum requirements • At least one status update from ten different scenes • Picture(s) (of actors is fine, or not) • About me section – quotes,likes, dislikes, education, profile information, favorites…anything else?