learning goal: what insights emerge, when you compare Laertes’ vulnerability to manipulation and Hamlet’s refusal to be used?

(10′) Journal Entry: for ten minutes, in your journal, write about time(s) when you have been used (manipulated for someone else’s purposes) by one or more of the following: a “friend,” family member, politician, stranger.

(45-50′) film: Disc #1; start at 2:23:00 “good night mother”

Disc #2; start at 0:00:00, and end at 0:29:00 (before graveyard scene begins)

(10′) Journal Entry: for ten minutes, in your journal, by citing some lines in Act 4 Scene 7,  compare Laertes’ vulnerability to (Claudius’s) manipulation  and Hamlet’s refusal to be used by anyone.  For example, how do you explain the difference between these two men in terms of their vulnerability or resistance?

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