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+ Senior English-February 29 th Take out your writing notebook and answer the following. You will be expected to write until informed otherwise. What kind of advice do you receive from your parents? Do you go to your parents for advice? Do you listen to your parents when they give you advice? Why or why not? Who do you go to for advice? Why? When you are done writing, please be respectful of those who are still writing by working on something quietly.
+ Today’s Objectives To understand why it’s important to learn about Shakespeare and read Hamlet. At minimum, a brief, sketchy understanding of the events in Act 1, Scene 3, Act 1, Scene 4 and possibly 1.5 Identify the advice that is given in Act 1, Scene 3 Decide on a definition of “good advice”. Determine how/why you accept advice.
+ Today’s Agenda Announcements : Senior Project Meeting – March 8 th during STP Agenda : Act 1, Scene 3 discussion Act 1, Scene 4 and Act 1, Scene 5 Due: Hamlet Logs 1.2 and 1.3 – last night Homework: Hamlet Logs 1.4 and 1.5 – due Thursday night by 11:59pm
+ Act 1, Scene 3 Advice 1. Paraphrase Polonius’ speech to Laertes (Act 1, Scene 3, lines 59-81 Paraphrase- To put in your own words “A restatement of a text or passage in another form or other words, often to clarify meaning. “ ("paraphrase." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 03 Mar. 2008..)http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paraphrase
+ Act 1, Scene 3 Advice How did you determine what the individual pieces of advice were? How is this advice similar to advice you’ve been given? What did you say? Let’s review, advice by advice.
+ Best Advice What is the best piece of advice someone has given you? Talk to neighbor… how do you decide whether or not to accept someone’s advice? What is “good advice”?
+ Polonius’s Language Clues Let’s look at Polonius’ speech to Laertes (Act 1, Scene 3, lines 59-81 Look at “but” constructions– “Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar,” for example. What is their effect? What can we infer about Polonius’s from his choice of words? What do words reveal about his beliefs, philosophy, and values?
+ Act 1, Scene 4 and Act 1, Scene 5 Characters: Hamlet Horatio Marcellus Ghost Themes: Revenge Filial Obedience Appearance vs. Reality
+ REVENGE As a transitive verb “To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult).” As a noun “The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation.” “revenge." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 09 Mar. 2008.. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/revenge
+ Act 1, Scene 4/5 Revenge Find an example of a modern revenge story/issue. Print out something that reflects this issue in society. Be able to explain why it is an example of a revenge story/issue.
+ The Ghost and Hamlet in Act 1, Scene 5 Pay attention to Hamlet’s language after his visit from the Ghost. What information did the Ghost reveal? What is significant? Why? What assumptions can we make about Hamlet’s state of mind from the words he uses and the way he speaks to his companions at this point in the play? Why does Hamlet decide to put on an “antic disposition”?