learning goal: who is being real and when–in the first 292 lines of Act 2 of Hamlet?
ALL OF THIS WORK IS TO BE DONE INDIVIDUALLY–I.E., WITHOUT TALKING TO CLASSMATES ABOUT YOUR RESPONSES TO THESE THREE TASKS.
IN YOUR HAMLET JOURNAL: explain your current thinking about how much/little Hamlet is aware of various spying ventures at court (spend 8-10 minutes on this entry, referring to specific lines or events in your writing.
ALSO IN THIS SAME JOURNAL: compose two tweets related to either or both of these ideas (Hamlet’s awareness & the various spying missions)–one from Hamlet, and one from another character in the play; be ready to cite lines from anywhere in the play that support the substance of your tweet.
AFTER THESE TWO JOURNAL ENTRIES, read 2.2.186-292 and begin outlining your response to this question: In lines 2.2.278-292, how much do you think Hamlet is being genuine with his “friends” and how much is he putting on an act? In other words, how much of the genuine, private Hamlet does he present in this public speech? (Consider what he says when, and how he says these various things.)
Feel free to use Shakespeare in Bits for this reading. Login info appears on the Announcements section of our class page on Whipple Hill.
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