learning goal: how do you interpret the mixture of genuine and pretended emotions in a character?

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.)

time to consult a small cadre of classmates, if you want, while using this template for recording passages that support your interpretation (paper copies supplied for those who want to do this by hand)

time to outline your response–with lines copied and cited, from inside and outside of Hamlet’s speech to R & G, his “friends”

upcoming: an two-part, in-class writing based on this outline

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