In your Hamlet notebook:

(Before starting, fold page 104 of the text over on itself) Hamlet asks whether he should keep living (2B?) or kill himself (not 2B?).  List as many specific reasons as possible that he gives for his decision.  After each separate reason, put line number(s) in parentheses.

together, create consensus list on board

re-read speech, then together answer this question:  knowing the Ophelia-as-trap plan, and having heard this soliloquy, what do we predict for the upcoming “accidental” meeting between Hamlet and Ophelia?

read Hamlet-Ophelia scene (3.1.90-143)

then Ophelia’s immediate reaction (3.1.144-155)

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