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 Appearance vs. Reality – theme in Hamlet  Go over discussion questions for Act 1  Homework:  Study for Unit 6 exam  Due Wednesday:  A Man for All.

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1  Appearance vs. Reality – theme in Hamlet  Go over discussion questions for Act 1  Homework:  Study for Unit 6 exam  Due Wednesday:  A Man for All Ages worksheet (side 1)  Decoding Hamlet (Act 1)  Discussion questions  *these are up on SharePoint if you lost yours*

2 One of the many themes in Hamlet …

3  Tiger Woods  Wholesome image, in reality he was not the person the public thought he was  Online dating  Profile pictures  Mr. & Mrs. Smith  Your average looking couple – but really are spies

4  Get into partners, or groups of 3  One handout per group (on desk)  Many of the characters say and do things outwardly that do match their true intentions. Write down one example from each of the five scenes where you feel that appearance does not match reality.  Please cite lines from the play  You have about 10 minutes to work on this, then we will come back together as a class and go over some important lines from Act 1

5 APPEARANCE  Gertrude  Upset about her husband’s death, just like Hamlet is  Polonius  Gives loving advice to his children  Hamlet  Depressed  Love for Ophelia  Claudius  Sad about the death of King Hamlet  Happy to have Hamlet back in Denmark REALITY  Quickly remarries  Tells Hamlet to stop grieving  “To thine own self be true” is conflicting  He really is depressed  In love, according to Ophelia  Takes the crown and marries Gertrude  Is he being genuine?

6  Use of puns  “A little more than kin and less than kind” (1.2.67) ▪ Hamlet’s first line of the play  “I am too much in the sun” (1.2.69)  Hamlet’s first soliloquy ( )  What lines discuss suicide? How does he feel about the world?  What are the causes of his pain?  How does Claudius compare to his father?  In what lines do you see misogyny (dislike, hatred, or distrust of women)?

7  “To thine own self be true” (1.3.85)  Polonius gives very different advice to children  How does his advice to Ophelia contract his advice (quote above) to Laertes?

8  Identify examples of antithesis in Claudius’ speech ( )  Explain what emotions and/or conflicts these lines convey to the audience.  The description of the Ghost ( )

9  Homework:  Study for Unit 6 exam  Due Wednesday:  A Man for All Ages worksheet (side 1)  Decoding Hamlet (Act 1)  Discussion questions


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