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1 Hamlet Act V, scene ii Warm Up Hamlet Act V, scene ii Letters Assignment Summer Reading List (not what you think, so stop sighing!)

2 WARM UP: ENDURING UNDERSTANDING: Literature provides timeless insights into key themes, challenges, and dilemmas faced today. Hamlet fits the characteristics of a Tragedy. ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What persistent character flaw leads to Hamlet’s demise? In at least one paragraph, summarize the gravedigger scene. What main concept is Shakespeare trying to convey through Hamlet’s interactions with the gravedigger and the skulls?

3 Whose Line is it, anyway? Each character will have two students assigned – Actor – does not need the book, he/she will follow the lead of the speaker and act out the action as dramatically as possible on stage – Speaker – has the book and reads the lines In order for this to work, we need to work together! We will begin with the action: the duel

4 What happened? After Laertes is offended by Hamlet’s dramatic leap into Ophelia’s grave (the two scuffle, but you knew that from your reading), Claudius finds an ally in Laertes. – Claudius and Laertes both want Hamlet dead – Claudius can’t kill Hamlet himself without losing the throne They set up a duel between Hamlet and Laertes – Claudius and Gertrude of course bet on Hamlet winning – Laertes picks the poison tipped sword (you know, that Claudius, he’s good with poison!)

5 Hamlet, So what’s the big deal? Literary Allusions College Lessons “Be Brave…” What can you add?....

6 Letters Assignment What have you learned this year – academically and personally? 1.Share this with me! What lessons did our instill in you? What lessons could you live without? Please be honest (and somewhat kind), I do read these! 2.Write a letter to your future self – your graduated from high school self. What should you remember when you’re all grown up and in college!

7 Summer Reading List Confession time – I AM A BOOK JUNKY!!! The problem is, I have a hard time prioritizing my summer reading list (yes, I try to cram in as many amazing books as I can during the summer, are you surprised?). Please think of a book to recommend for my list this summer. If you have a copy of the book and are willing to share OR trade for the summer, I would be very grateful! Please bring at least one title to class on Monday – we will share them before completing the Hamlet TEST!

8 Homework Select and prepare to present your Summer Reading Suggested Title – Due June 2


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