Day 4

Hamlet Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Suicide in Hamlet

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will demonstrate an ability to support an assertion by citing specific textual evidence.

    Common Core Standards:



    The true nature of Ophelia's death in Act IV is one of the unsolved "mysteries" in Hamlet - was it an accident, or was it suicide?

    The specter of suicide hangs over most of the action of Hamlet. Hamlet expresses suicidal thoughts a mere four lines into his first soliloquy in Act I, and suicide is the focus of his "To be or not to be" speech in Act III. As with the...

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